Adults Commissioning Reviews Senior Practitioner
Hackney is one of Britain’s most exciting and fastest-changing boroughs. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. The challenges that have arisen over the last two years have intensified the need for action and we are determined to rebuild Hackney for, and with, our diverse communities. .
This is a great opportunity to move into commissioning within Adult Social Care for someone with the relevant transferable skills and experience. We want to commission services that are responsive, innovative and provide best value for money. Adult social care commissioning is about ensuring that there are a range of services available for our local communities, including older people and adults with disabilities.
Candidates will have the ability to demonstrate motivation and passion for developing strengths based practice across Adult services for the benefit of Hackney residents and our local communities.
The aim is to improve social, health and wellbeing outcomes for residents in the London Borough of Hackney, so you will need vision, drive, commitment and enthusiasm to support the delivery of our challenging agenda. We have exciting opportunities for you to join our enthusiastic team in Adult Social Care Commissioning.
The challenges facing the adult social care sector are significant. We believe that with the right staff, leadership and vision, we can meet these challenges and work with residents and partners to come up with creative solutions – always keeping residents at the centre of their care.
With an ability to think strategically, challenge the status quo and negotiate effectively you will also possess an insight into what works operationally and of what good commissioning looks like.
You will have responsibility for ensuring that placements continue to meet the assessed needs of individuals placed and that they meet expectations in terms of quality of service and cost effectiveness. This will be achieved by
Identifying our service users’ potential for Progression/Moving On and creating SMART targets to help them achieve their goals through:
- Outcomes-focused practice.
- Progression planning.
- Improved ways of working (including provider engagement)
Creating a logistics-focused plans that support service users to move to their future settings as smoothly as possible through:
- Streamlined matching process.
- Improved tracking of barriers to progress.
Supporting Commissioning to understand projected cohort shift and moves between settings through:
- Forecasting demand vs. capacity for settings.
- Identifying opportunities within the Commissioning landscape.
- Improving the flow of information from operations to Commissioning.
To further ensure that all commissioned provision is meeting required contract standards and outcomes.
To support and contribute to the delivery of an annual commissioning delivery plan and to support ongoing commissioning and market development..
We are seeking to recruit two key posts to our newly established Commissioning Reviews Team. The Senior Practitioner role will sit within the Adults Integrated Commissioning service. You will work with our local care market, social work teams and our commissioning leads to ensure that services are delivering optimal outcomes for all service users across a range of adult client groups.
You will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the importance of commissioning the right support at the right time to enable people to move toward independence and live in the least restrictive way possible. You will encourage informed positive risk taking in services to ensure that people can progress, are maximising their personal strengths and are embedded in their communities, at all times.
There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought after areas to live in London with good schools, parks and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.
If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.
Closing date for applications - 19 March 2023
Interview date - TBC
We are working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.
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