Resource Review officer
The starting salary range for this position is £32,173 - £35,419 per annum based on a 36-hour working week.
Are you a dynamic, resilient, and motivated individual who is looking for an opportunity to develop your experience and knowledge in children looked after and care leavers provider services? If so, then this may be the ideal job for you.
We are looking for a Resource Review Officer in the Resource Review team which sits within the Gateway to Resources Service.
The Resource Review team is a supportive and developing team who work in partnership with other professionals and agencies to ensure that children and young people live in suitably matched placements that will achieve positive outcomes. This could be within foster care, children's homes or supported accommodation/semi-independent accommodation. The team undertake quality assurance and contract management visits to ensure that children and young people are properly safeguarded in the homes that they live in and that their outcomes are promoted.
You will be required to undertake visits to providers around the country where children and young people are living.
For this role, you will need a good understanding of the legislation and frameworks around regulated and unregulated providers along with an understanding of the needs and lived experience of Children Looked After and Care Leavers. Ideally, you will have worked within either fostering, children's homes or supported accommodation services.
You will need to have good organisational skills and able to manage your time effectively. You will need excellent communication skills as well as strong analysis and report writing skills. You will also need to possess the ability to work in partnership with a range of internal and external partners.
We are looking for someone who:
- Puts safeguarding children and young people at the core of their work and has an understanding of the legislation pertaining to provider services for Children Looked After and Care Leavers.
- Understands the needs of children and young people and the ability to assess how those needs can be met.
- Is a good communicator with the ability to work with external and internal stakeholders and has strong analysis and report writing skills
- Thrives in a high-pressure environment with the ability to prioritise workload and multi-task.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 2nd April 2023 with interviews week commencing 9th April 2023.
You will be required to complete a written exercise as part of the interview process.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact Ashley Dell by e-mail at .
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.