Our Placements and Brokerage service supports Adults Social Care by securing high quality, cost-effective and timely placements and packages of care for older people, adults with disabilities and young adults in transition service. The function is vital in ensuring that care is sourced in a compliant and efficient way which brings value for money for the council and a high-quality service for the individual which meets their needs.
This role is an exciting opportunity for an individual who wants to have a foot in both strategy and operations and who wants to play a pivotal role in the smooth running of Adults Social Care.
You will need to be dynamic, solutions-focused and a strong relationship builder. We are looking for someone who is able to operate in a fast paced work environment, able to work under pressure and have skills in building robust, proactive relationships with all relevant internal and external stakeholders, including Social Work and other operational staff. You will have the ability to think quickly and respond to demand whilst making safe decisions.
You will have working knowledge of relevant legislation, particularly the Care Act and an understanding of the regulatory powers and functions of the CQC and Ofsted in respect of providers. As a senior officer you will be able to use your knowledge and skills in supporting both the team and manager.
If you would like an informal chat about the role please email Mary Duncan, Placements and Brokerage Manager.
Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Subject to business needs, we will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements and support hybrid working, whereby staff attend the workplace for part of their working week and work from home, or elsewhere, remotely for the rest of the time.
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.
Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The Successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check.