Service Care Solutions Ltd
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Brokerage Officer

Brokerage Officer


Start date: ASAP


Contract length: Initially 3 months


Pay Rate: £14ltd


About the Company


Dorset Council is a leading provider of social care and educational placements for children and young people.

They are currently seeking a Brokerage Officer to join their team on a remote basis however there maybe the odd occasion of attending the office in Dorchester.


Job Description


The Brokerage Officer will be responsible for finding and securing social care and educational placements and/or packages of support for children and young people.

This includes in-house foster care, independent fostering agencies, supported accommodation providers, maintained and independent special schools and colleges, alternative education providers and other packages of individual care and support.


Key Responsibilities



  • Source accommodation and support for children in care and care leavers.

    Accommodation types include foster care and supported accommodation.

  • Identify and maintain a record of vacancies for planned and emergency placements.

  • Track decisions and work with officers to plan for future needs in accordance with a child's plan.

  • Ensure appropriate contract documentation is in place for brokered packages and ensure these are updated following reviews.

  • Proactively identify and secure fee discounts from providers by carrying out negotiations with providers.

  • Identify and alert the team leader of any packages that are not delivering or have potential to break down.

  • Build effective relationships with providers to ensure they are able to align.

  • Make payments in line with agreed rates.


Requirements



  • Experience in brokerage or similar role.

  • Good knowledge of social care and educational placements for children and young people.

  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills.

  • Ability to work remotely and attend the office in Dorchester when necessary.


Application Process


If you are interested in this role, please submit your CV and a cover letter highlighting your experience in brokerage or similar role and your knowledge of social care and educational placements for children and young people.

The company is looking for a candidate to start as soon as possible.