Leaving Care Benefits Officer needed in East London paying £17.21 per hr PAYE Ref: 412483
This is working full time hours on a temporary basis
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 post holder 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 post holder 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.
An enhanced DBS check will be required.
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