The Health, SEN and Disability Brokerage Team is seeking to appoint two highly organised and motivated Brokerage Resource Officers to ensure that services delivered to children and young people with SEN and disabilities and adults with learning disabilities are person centred, outcome focussed, inclusive, offer value for money and promote a sustainable and diverse market.
The post holders must have a good knowledge and understanding of services and issues that impact on people with a disability as well as good knowledge and the ability to apply legislation, social care policy, legislation and national minimum standards in adult and children's social care.
For an informal discussion, please contact:
Juliette Beach, Manager, Children's Placement Team, 01273 294242 or
Kate Lown, Senior Social Worker – Commissioner, 07596 886573
Interviews: Provisionally Friday 14th or Monday 17th May
About the role
Key areas of responsibility include:
To participate in the running of a duty service, accepting and processing referrals for people requiring a service from in-house and external resources, ensuring that full and accurate information is shared, and outcomes are clearly stated.
To liaise with independent agencies in relation to care planning and delivery of individual service agreements, develop extensive knowledge of available local services and liaise with stakeholders to deliver services in line with our Local Offer.
To ensure best value for money through negotiation of fees and ensure effective block purchasing.
To ensure that individual outcomes are measured and services, fees adjusted accordingly.
Contract Monitoring & Review
To engage with a portfolio of providers where contract values are high or where activity is significant, building positive working relationships that encourage flexibility in relation to service delivery in line with our local needs and offer and principles of value for money.
To monitor and advise independent providers of appropriate practice standards (including child protection, childcare and risk taking) and ensure that all national minimum standards are met.
To respond to any concerns or complaints in respect of providers and pursue any remedial actions while working in partnership.
To assist council staff in interpreting Conditions of Contract and resolving disputes and to maintain an overview of adherence to Brighton & Hove procedures, Financial Regulations and Contract Standing Orders.
Data collection and record keeping
To provide assistance in setting up accurate systems to maintain records and up to date information for both clients and providers.
To maintain client records to a high standard with accurate and up to date information.
To maintain service logs and datasets as required by the team.
To analyse and interrogate data collected for performance and statistical purposes.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.