Resource Co-Ordinator - Children in Care, West - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £26,964 per annum
Closing date: 31 Jan 2023
Location: Essex
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 9872
Role: Administration
About the role

Resource Co-Ordinator - Children in Care, West

Permanent, Full Time

Up to £26,964 per annum

Location: Essex

Working Style: Anywhere worker

Job PurposeChildrens and Families is recognised as a service in which both mainstream and children and young people with disabilities can develop and prosper, with a culture of collaboration, integrity, and compassion, promoting the development and wellbeing of children, young people and their families. Working together with partners, delivering a range of early help, family support and effective interventions which build resilience, remove barriers, and enable children and young people to look forward to a brighter future.The role of the Resource Co-ordinator is to provide up to date financial information on children’s care packages to the Quadrant Director of Local Delivery, Children with Disabilities Service Manager and the Children and Families finance team.It is the responsibility of the Resource Co-ordinator to ensure packages of support agreed at forum/panel are accurately recorded, set up correctly on systems, monitored and reconciled. This activity contributes to the monthly budget outturn for the service. Accuracy and attention to detail are key attributes to this role, as is the ability to analyse data and identify any trends which might further support the management of the budget. The Resource Co-ordinator must self-manage, prioritise, and work to deadlines. The role requires collaborative working with social work colleagues, placement, and financial teams, as well as external providers.

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Educated to Level 3 or equivalent by experience, with extensive knowledge of working with different systems and processes within a business environment.
  • Experience of recording and monitoring financial information within databases to support operational decision making.
  • Critical analysis to identify errors quickly and offer speedy and customer focussed solutions.
  • The role requires attention to detail with the ability to compile and work with statistics to produce accurate reports.
  • Proven track record of building working relationships with partner organisations and external agencies.
  • Knowledge of legislative and policy funding guidance applicable within Social Care settings.
  • Educated to Level 3 or equivalent by experience, with extensive knowledge of working with different systems and processes within a business environment.
  • Experience of recording and monitoring financial information within databases to support operational decision making.
  • Critical analysis to identify errors quickly and offer speedy and customer focussed solutions.

To read more about us please visit: Children & Families

Why Essex? Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We’re also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found here pay and reward

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What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

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If you have queries on this role or require anything further, please email zainub.khan@essex.gov.uk