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Senior Broker (Senior Social Worker)

  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/33666/6221
  • Published: Fri 04/09/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 20/09/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £36,922 - £39,880
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN2 3AX

Job introduction

An exciting opportunity to be part of the new Health, SEN and Disability Care Brokerage Team as a Senior Broker. You will be working with the Team Manager and Brokerage Resource Officers to manage a duty service, identifying services for children with SEN and disabilities and adults with learning disabilities.

Interview date: 1 October

For an informal discussion, please contact: Georgina Clarke-Green, Assistant Director, Health, SEN & Disability, Georgina.Clarke-Green@brighton-hove.gov.uk, mobile: 07827880742

About the role

You will ensure that services delivered to children and young people with SEN and disabilities and adults with learning disabilities are person-centred, outcome focussed, inclusive, offer value for money and promote a sustainable and diverse market.

You will hold a professional qualification in social work with children or adults and a minimum of two years post qualifying experience and evidence of continued professional development and be registered with Social Work England (formerly HCPC).

This will be achieved by;

  • Being a senior post-holder in a commissioning and brokerage service that sources in-house and independent agency placements for Health, Special Education Needs and Disability following the principles of best value.
  • To identify appropriate placements and services for those who are supported by the Learning Disability Lifetime Pathway using in-house and independent providers of residential, foster care, accommodation and support services, schools, colleges and adult education.
  • To hold a caseload of service providers where there is significant spend and/or activity and monitor them to ensure that desired outcomes are being achieved and to ensure compliance and performance in line with the contracts.
  • Take a lead in supporting providers to provide effective and good quality services that promote and adhere to effective care and protection in line with the statutory guidance and minimum standards.
  • To provide support and advice to local authority colleagues, particularly referring fieldwork teams in relation to best use of resources and to critically appraise the requests from referring workers.
  • To be represented on a multidisciplinary panel providing expert advice on care options for individuals referred, clarifying the person’s needs and expectations and eligibility criteria under the Care Act / Children Act.
  • To increase the number of in-house foster carers for children with disabilities an complex need via undertaking BAAF Form F assessments and/or providing supervision to an independent assessor.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency's Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.

As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.

  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/33666/6221
  • Published: Fri 04/09/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 20/09/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £36,922 - £39,880
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN2 3AX