Unit Coordinator- Children in Need Service- East London

  • London EC1A, UK
  • £18.52 - £23.57 per hour GBP / Year

4Recruitment Services

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Unit Coordinator- Children in Need Service- East London

Are you a passionate, dedicated Unit Coordinator looking for your next role? 4Recruitment Services are recruiting a Unit Coordinator to join the Children in Need Service based in East London.

Full time Post 36 hours per week)

£18.52 – £23.57 per hour Umbrella Rates

About the Service:

To act as a first point of contact for enquiries to the unit, some of which may be complex and/or contentious, from other staff, members of the public, or other agencies.  To answer queries where possible, and to take messages for members of the unit or direct the caller to another source of help.

Information on the Role:

  • To set up and maintain systems and processes to enable the smooth running of the social work unit, ensuring that the work of the unit is co-ordinated and well organised.
  • To take phone calls or receive office visits from children and families known to the unit, dealing sensitively with families who may be in distress.
  • To ensure diaries and appointments for members of the unit are co-ordinated and accessible.
  • To organise meetings and arrange venues for members of the unit and maintain follow up and bring forward systems to alert members to forthcoming meetings and appointments.
  • To maintain systems of key statutory requirements for children as directed by the Consultant Social Worker/Practice Development Manager, for example child protection visits, children’s reviews etc., ensuring that members of the unit are aware of due dates in advance.
  • To service the weekly case planning meeting ensuring papers are prepared, relevant professionals are invited to specific case discussions and accurate records are kept for each child discussed.
  • To take minutes of other professional meetings, some of which may be at other venues, including families’ homes
  • To arrange transport and other appointments for families, for example children’s medicals, as directed by the members of the unit.
  • To keep records for all members of the unit to include sickness absence, annual leave arrangements, training days taken etc

Essential Requirements:

  • Experience of managing competing priorities and demands, work methodically and think systematically to achieve targets and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of statutory requirements of Children’s Social Care and an understanding of the priorities, context and sensitivity of the service provided to vulnerable children and their families
  • Good organisational skills

Location: Greater London

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