Adult's Brokerage Officer

Hackney, London
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HSTW408714_1609938174
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date Posted: 2021-01-06
  • Location: Hackney, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2021-03-07
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting for an experienced Brokerage Officer for Hackney Council.

The post-holder will be part of the Commissioning Team and work closely with Service Managers, Senior Practitioners and Care Managers to source, arrange and amend packages of care, placements in residential and nursing homes and supported living services. This may involve regularly dealing with complex and/or contentious issues.

The Brokerage Officer will act following the policies and procedures set out for the Brokerage Team to ensure that appropriate standards are met and value for money achieved in the procurement and delivery of services. The Brokerage officer will ensure all placements are facilitated within the councils Standing Orders.

Main duties:

  • Carrying out a placement brokerage role within an adult services context e.g older people, learning disabilities and mental health services.
  • To work within the Commissioning Team to contribute effectively to market management initiatives.
  • Ensure all supplier set up, contracting and amendment activities are carries out in a timely way.
  • To source services for those who have no recourse to public funds, as required.
  • To ensure that the Mosaic and CM2000 systems are updated as required.
  • To work effectively with the Information and Assessment Team, Care Management Teams, Hospital Discharge and Finance Teams
  • To identify savings, negotiating with providers to achieve value for money in services brokered for service users.
  • To maintain clear lines of responsibility and accountability in carrying out the brokerage function.
  • To maintain accuracy in record keeping and ensure consistent recording practice on Mosaic that will provide robust financial information for the budgets forecasting and community care charging purposes.

Essential Skills & Experience neededed

  • Experience of working within a health or social care context
  • Experience of residential or supported living placement finding
  • Experience of managing relationships with stakeholders in a health or social care context
  • Experience of making effective use of effective IT monitoring systems to contribute to recording, researching service and reporting on brokerage activities, customer contact and service performance
  • Experience of undertaking short term projects to contribute to enhancing the role of the brokerage Team.

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