Hackney is one of Britain’s most exciting and fastest-changing boroughs. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. The challenges that have arisen over the last two years have intensified the need for action and we are determined to rebuild Hackney for, and with, our diverse communities.
This unique role is based with the City & Hackney Rehabilitation and Recovery service, an integrated health and social care community mental health team. This friendly and dynamic team are based at Primrose Square, E9.
The team, who have been recognised at a national level for their innovative work, provide care to a caseload of service users with severe and enduring mental health needs living in Hackney. In addition, the team have a specialist role in supported accommodation for service users with mental health needs. This role of MH Supported Housing Panel and Placements coordinator is integral to this specialist work that the team undertakes.
The team provides:
oversight to whole MH accommodation pathway to ensure the best use of a limited resource and to ensure the needs of the service user align with the support on offer.
specialist reablement input to facilitate moves to more independent settings.
advice and support to colleagues across City & Hackney Services via in-patient in reach & weekly accommodation advice sessions.
regular support and advice through monthly sessions to all the commissioned providers in order to prevent placement breakdown and plan for move on.
The team also facilitates a fortnightly housing panel with colleagues from health and social care.
In this role you will be expected to be the first point of contact for MH panel, to process and allocate referrals in preparation for presentation to panel or pre-panel meetings, accurately record panel discussions and disseminate notes to relevant parties, adhering to data security protocols and agreed timescales.
You will work closely with LBH Finance and supplier management to ensure coordinated financial management of all placements and accurate recording / set up of payments. Using and developing existing management information systems you will contribute meaningfully to financial forecasting and performance reporting, and in relation to the panel’s activity and financial set up of placements / care packages
You will be expected to collect data in relation to, and administrative monitoring of, placements and review activity including tracking of actions and deadlines (working closely with Rehab senior practitioners and managers).
You will be required to take quality minutes of a number of high level, multi agency meetings and committees, and keep appropriate records.
You will also be required to provide a source of expertise on MOSAIC throughout the directorate, providing peer support to colleagues as appropriate.
Excellent organisational skills are required for this role, as well as the ability to design, implement and maintain office systems. An excellent knowledge of Microsoft office programs in particular Word, Excel and Access are required, combined with experience of working in a performance related environment.
There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought after areas to live in
London with good schools, parks and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.
If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.
The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.
Closing date for applications - 27 November 2022
Interview date - W/C 12 December 2022
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.
The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: firstname.lastname@example.org
Expiration Date: 27/11/2022
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