Job Reference: 57731
Care Brokerage Advisor
- Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
- £18.61 - £18.61 per hour
- Temporary / Full Time
Seven Resourcing are looking for 2 temporary Care Brokerage Advisors to work in Stoke. These positions are initially for a period of 6 months and are paying £18.61 per hour (paid to you via an umbrella company).
To provide an effective and efficient personalised commissioning (care brokerage) service for all users of the service (children looked after and vulnerable or elderly adults) in the sourcing and securing placements and care packages.
Care brokers will be managed in small teams with a focus on either children or adults, although there is an expectation that post holders will be knowledgeable and flexible to work across both cohorts.
- To gather information from operational teams (children’s and adults) in respect of the needs of children / adults who require a placement / care package
To speak to social care staff, residents and families, as necessary, to understand fully care needs to be sourced and to help the professional or individual to articulate the need in terms that can be used to source an appropriate care package/placement
To appropriately maximise use of in-house provisions then to utilise frameworks, where these are available, to source placements and care packages from.
To query the proposed care provision where the Care Broker believes there is an alternative source of care that can meet the individual’s assessed needs.
To thoroughly understand the local and national care market and options available to ensure sourcing of care has a focus on best value for money and the use of the public pound.
To negotiate and challenge providers to achieve the best priced placement should the placement need to be made off framework that can meet the child/adult’s assessed needs escalating to the Senior Care Broker should the provider not wish to negotiate
To understand the types of care provision that is available to meet the needs of individuals within Stoke-on-Trent and further afield ensuring, where this is possible and appropriate, that the individual is placed as close to their home, family and friendship group as possible.
To provide support and information to operational teams on possible alternative sources of care/service in line with council vision and priorities.
To gather information from providers on the availability of residential/fostering/supported accommodation for children and domiciliary care/extra care / residential and nursing home for adults
To analyse and information gather coherently and efficiently to enable recommendations for placement options to be made as appropriate
To support the Senior Care Brokers (children and adults) to maintain databases of providers and vacancies
- Qualifications: To be educated to level 3 qualification/equivalent.
- Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role.
- Compliance: References covering the last 2 years and proof of right to work in the UK.
- Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
- Hours: 37 hours p/w.
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