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Leaving Care Benefits Officer- East London

Job Title: Leaving Care Benefits Officer- East London
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Hackney
Industry:
Salary: Umbrella Rates
REF: KSTL15022021H
Contact Name: Kasey Sanders
Contact Email: enquiries@4recruitmentservices.com
Job Published: 19 days ago

Job Description

Leaving Care Benefits Officer- East London

Are you a passionate, dedicated Leaving Care Benefits Officer looking for your next role? 4Recruitment Services are recruiting Leaving Care Benefits Officer to work in the Placement Management Unit in the East London area.

Pay Rates: £17.21 - £22.04  per hour (Umbrella Rate)

What you will be doing:

  • The Placement Management Unit (PMU) will be the one stop shop for placements and accommodation for looked after children, care leavers and young people supported under section 17 of the Children Act.
  • The PMU will be a business unit that will help improve placement standards and stability, as well as reduce expenditure through better and consistent management of contracts and negotiating competitive and consistent prices.
  • The unit will be responsible for the accreditation of new suppliers and for the ongoing quality assurance and management of providers under a variety of different framework agreements and spot purchasing arrangements.
  • The unit will include a team of staff who will deliver accounts payable and receivable services and who will carry out financial assessments to support post permanency arrangements.
  • The Leaving Care Benefits Officer will work closely with Social Work Units, in-house foster carers and external providers to identify quality placements and accommodation for looked after children, care leavers and other young people in need of support and accommodation.
  • The Leaving Care Benefits Officer will also work with young people to ensure they are claiming their universal credits/housing benefit.
  • This post is required to support in increasing the number of young people claiming universal credit / housing benefits that are living in semi-independent or foster placements to reduce the financial impact on the LA who is responsible for covering these costs if the young person is not claiming.

Essential Requirements:

  • Excelled written & verbal communication skills.

  • Right to Live and Work in the UK

  • Current DBS on the Update Service

    What we offer:

  • We will offer you Excellent & Competitive Rates of Pay, Organised Local Interviews and Free Uniform.

  • Flexible hours

  • Access to the 4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme

  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

  • You will have a Passionate Dedicated Consultant helping you find the shifts you are looking for with a Contactable 24-hour Support for any out of Hour queries.

  • When registering you will be going through our efficient Compliance Service.

  • Free Occupational Health Fitness to Work Certificate

    We also offer an outstanding referral scheme for any Nurse friends or colleagues.

    If you are a Leaving Care Benefits Officer and would like to express your interest, please contact us for this great opportunity by calling on 0808 178 4445(option1) and speak to Kasey Sanders Or email on, Careteam@4recruitmentservices.com

    Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

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