We are currently recruiting for a Brokerage Officer on a 1-year fixed term contract to broker resource requests for Care Packages from across Medway Adults Social Care, working with stakeholders to agree the most resource efficient solutions that will promote effective outcomes and not simply respond to and process the request.
This will include exploring alternate options and match information about the client’s needs with available resources.
The range will include requests for care packages and placements for adults who meet the Council’s eligibility criteria for all residential and nursing care; supported living placements; Extra Care and homecare in order that resources meet need and the appropriate independent sector providers are selected and high-quality placements and care packages are made.
Develop knowledge of and good working relationships with external providers and work closely with identified social workers to ensure that sound placement decisions are made.
Update Framework-i with information and details of the placements/care packages, costs and track the placements/packages through the system and complete all relevant tasks and episodes, including placement agreements.
Ensure placements and packages are made appropriately and in accordance with contractual requirements, to achieve high-quality, cost-effective options.
To negotiate with providers of services to secure placements and packages for the best possible cost.
To undertake visits to providers to help assess quality of provision and enhance relationships with providers.
Contribute to meetings with service providers to ensure services are continually reviewed and improved.
Work proactively with partners to ensure that the high-cost packages are reviewed to ensure they remain appropriate.
To support the development of the Access to Resources Team to ensure quality and value for money for clients and Medway Council.
In return we offer you:
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Generous local government pension scheme package
- Access to wider training and development qualifications
- Flexible working scheme
- Travel plan discounts
- Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
- Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
- Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
- The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: - https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.
Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.
We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.
Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager, please call Katie Beadle on 01634 334184
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile
Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age
For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.
Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.