Are you good at co-ordinating and seeking out information? Have a passion for supporting others?
Join us as a Care and Support Broker and a make a difference.
About The Job
Salary: £23,484 to £25,927 per annum
Working Pattern: Full-time (37 hours per week)
Contract Length: Permanent
Location: Bridge House, Worthing Flexible and Hybrid Working available.
This is your chance to be an integral part of the Lifelong Services and Working Age Mental Health (WAMHs) Team! You will support people with lifelong or learning disabilities and those with mental health needs to access these services.
As a Care and Support Broker, you will:
- Report directly to the Placement and Sourcing Lead (or Deputy Lead)
- deliver care planning, sourcing, and purchasing functions for people requiring care and support who may be discharged from hospital, or those with longer term care needs.
- Develop extensive knowledge and specialist skills within customer groups and service types.
- Be adaptable and skilled to support the team to respond to changing demands and pressures.
- Work closely with customers, their families or representatives in planning effective care and support services. You will liaise regularly with other West Sussex County Council (WSCC) services and those from other stakeholders including NHS services and care providers.
- Be passionate about customer service and enabling people with care needs to access the right support.
- Support equality and diversity and respect anyone working for or in contact with WSCC.
Care and Support Broker roles are mainly office based with occasional travel and work during standard office working hours on weekdays between 8am and 6pm. You may have a background in health or social care already or you might have really good transferable skills from other sectors.
Help us find the right social care, at the right time, for the right person. Apply now.
Experience and Skills
- Able to support the planning and arranging of customer focused and strengths-based services for people with care and support needs.
- Able to accurately relay information to service providers and health and social care colleagues to enable appropriate services to be sourced quickly.
- Able to organise / prioritise work, work independently, and work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
- Able to interpret intelligence received to determine risks and communicate safeguarding and service quality issues through the relevant channels.
- Excellent written, verbal, influencing and negotiation skills.
- Sound and accurate IT and keyboard skills.
Qualifications and/or experience:
- NVQ level 3 in a relevant subject, or equivalent qualification or experience.
- GCSE English and Maths, or equivalent qualification or experience operating at this level of literacy and numeracy.
- Good up-to-date working knowledge of legislations and organisational policies relevant to the specialist area of the post e.g. Care Act (2014), Hospital Discharge Guidance 2020, Mental Health Act (1983) etc.
- Experience of monitoring data and information including financial material and using a range of IT and data systems.
- Good understanding of office systems and practices related to carrying out a health or social care role.
- Experience of influencing and negotiating with individuals, stakeholders and service providers- Desirable
Rewards and Benefits
In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to:
- 24 days annual leave + bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
- Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme
- A range of flexible working options
- Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
- Health and wellbeing benefits including access to our Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders and Voluntary Health Cash Plans
- Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres
- A range of discounts giving our staff access to hundreds of offers with the opportunity to save over £1,000 (Including: Argos, Samsung, ASOS, B&Q and many more)
- Car benefit scheme
- A range of commuting and business travel discounts and initiatives
How to Apply:
To apply, upload your CV and complete the application explaining the skills and experience you can bring to the role ensuring that any gaps in employment are covered in your CV.
Please ensure you explain how your skills and experience relate to the key skills listed on the job description.
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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, 5 years referencing and a health check.
West Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.