Temporary Brokerage Officer – Social Care

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Temporary Brokerage Officer – Social Care
UXBRIDGE
Contract / Temporary

Hillingdon RQ644531

Posted: 1st August 2022 15:10
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  • Pay Rate:

    £12.22 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 7-8 months

  • UXBRIDGE,

    UB8 1UW

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Temporary Brokerage Officer – Social Care

Reference no: Hillingdon RQ644531

Responsible for providing a Brokerage/Placement Service to ensure the effective purchasing of care arrangements as detailed in agreed authorised care packages from needs led assessments

Maintain detailed records and systems for monitoring vacancies, allocations and placements across Adult Social Care

Negotiate fees in conjunction with advice and support from the Contracts Team, Finance, Senior Brokerage Officer and Contracts & Inspection Service Manager and Head of Service. Duties include:

  • Negotiate fees when purchasing residential and nursing care placements including respite care in accordance with the stated needs as outlined on the Service User’s Care Plan making effective use of the West London select list (APC Scheme).
  • Use the Care Funding Calculator tool where appropriate for new high cost specialist residential care placements.
  • Ensure that block Contracts are utilised to their optimum levels with void beds kept
  • to a minimum.
  • Purchase homecare service packages from care agencies in accordance with agreed assessed need and panel decisions by making effective use of the West London Framework Agreement.
  • Arrange care services within specified timeframes to prevent delayed hospital discharges.
  • Maintain detailed records and systems for monitoring vacancies, allocations and placements across Adult Social Care services
  • Arrange transport/Ambulance services if requested by Care managers when authorised by Panel.
  • Maintain effective booking systems for respite care, permanent placements for residential and nursing, home care packages and other services.

 

Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a Social Care Setting, preferably within a similar role and ideally within a public sector organisation
  2. Experienced in financial transactions and negotiating financial care packages
  3. Minimum one years experience in working in a Social Care setting
  4. Fully proficient at using IT systems, with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office packages
  5. Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:
  6. Any local authority/public sector experience
  7. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for

 

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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above – your CV must address the requirements listed

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for

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Temporary Brokerage Officer – Social Care
Client Category: Local Authority

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Temporary Brokerage Officer – Social Care
Client Category: Local Authority

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