An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Commissioning Officer to support our work within complex support. Based within Adult Social Care’s Client Support Team and working closely with the Commissioning service.
The focus of the work is to ensure best practice, collaborative working and cost effectiveness in Adult Social Care. You will be part of a small team ensuring that supported living provision is used to meet the needs of those individuals who would benefit most. In this role you will support social workers in order to secure the most appropriate scheme for clients who have a learning disability and/or mental health condition.
We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic individual to provide commissioning support in this area. The successful candidate will need an excellent understanding of commissioning, a well-developed commissioning skill-set and experience in delivering commissioning outcomes across Adult Social Care.
We welcome an application if you have the ability to work flexibly, and work to deadlines on your own and as part of a team and be able to find solutions to a variety of challenges. You will also have excellent communication skills in order to work collaboratively with housing and support providers to advocate on behalf of the Council and vulnerable adults. You will help in developing new models of support, in order to maximise opportunities for individuals to achieve greater independence, and support and challenge existing practice in order to improve outcomes.
- Use creativity and innovation around support planning and share good practice.
- Maximise opportunities for individuals to achieve greater independence
- Remain outcome focused and deliver high level negotiation skills
The post holder will work closely with the Commissioning Service to identify gaps in the supported living market and to develop an awareness and understanding of commissioning.
- You will work collaboratively with housing providers and support providers to advocate on behalf of the Council and vulnerable adults and develop new models of support
- The role is peripatetic and cover Sefton but may be required to visit services outside of Sefton.