Unit Co-ordinator

East London, London
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW359279_1558453952
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date Posted: 2019-05-21
  • Location: East London, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-20
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

We have a great new opportunity for an experienced Unit Coordinator to join the Children's Services team in East London.

You will act as a first point of contact for enquiries to the unit, some of which may be complex and/or contentious, from other staff, members of the public and other agencies.

The responsibilities of the Unit Coordinator includes:

To set up and maintain systems and processes to enable the smooth running of the social work unit, ensuring that the work of the unit is co-ordinated and well organised.

To act as a first point of contact for enquiries to the unit, some of which may be complex and/or contentious, from other staff, members of the public, or other agencies. To answer queries where possible, and to take messages for members of the unit or direct the caller to another source of help.

To take phone calls or receive office visits from children and families known to the unit, dealing sensitively with families who may be in distress.

To ensure diaries and appointments for members of the unit are co-ordinated and accessible.

To organise meetings and arrange venues for members of the unit and maintain follow up and bring forward systems to alert members to forthcoming meetings and appointments.

To maintain systems of key statutory requirements for children as directed by the Consultant Social Worker/Practice Development Manager, for example child protection visits, children's reviews etc., ensuring that members of the unit are aware of due dates in advance.

To service the weekly case planning meeting ensuring papers are prepared, relevant professionals are invited to specific case discussions and accurate records are kept for each child discussed.

Requirements of a Unit Coordinator:

  • 2 years recent experience within the local authority within Children's Services
  • Minute Taking skills
  • An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential
  • 2 A levels and 5 GCSE (incl. Maths and English)
  • Experience of managing competing priorities and demands, work methodically and think systematically to achieve targets and meet deadlines

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