SalaryGBP £32,301 to £33,474 32301
DepartmentChildren, Adults & Community Health
ServiceChildren & Families Service
Contract TypePermanent - Full Time
The Financial Assessment Officer role has been created to provide accurate and timely financial assessments for permanency carers and young people, obtaining relevant information regarding income and benefits to calculate the level of financial support required. Also to provide administrative support to the Placement Management Unit and to support the procurement of accommodation and packages of support for young people. The role will involve regular communication with health and social care professionals and private/voluntary sector providers and will include recording, monitoring and reporting accurate information.
The role of the Placement Management Unit is to commission, at an individual and strategic level, placements for looked after children, care leavers and other young people in need of support and accommodation.
You will have a flexible and “can-do” approach to work with the ability to adapt to ever changing demands. You will be highly organised and efficient with the ability to produce work of a high standard within set timescales.
As well as being able to work efficiently as part of a team, you should be proactive and able to use your own initiative.
You will have excellent IT skills and good communication skills with the confidence to challenge others appropriately.
This role requires the ability to plan, organise and deliver workloads to timetables and tight deadlines with good oral and written communication skills. You will have a proven record of working in a support function of a busy finance department and good acumen for working with computerised accounting systems in general and purchase ledgers.
Our service seeks to actively contribute to organisational learning through recognising and promoting best practice, supporting practice and service development where required, retaining a clear focus upon positive good outcomes for children and families across the borough. Hackney is proud of its organisational learning culture and strives to find innovative ways of engaging and facilitating change with young people and their families.
Over recent years we have become renowned for innovation. From Reclaiming Social Work to Contextual Safeguarding, we have challenged norms and carved new paths. We value systemic leadership and encourage devolved decision-making at all levels – with senior managers working alongside front-line staff. Our teams are given excellent development opportunities and we are proud to be the first local authority to provide AFT-accredited post-graduate qualifications in systemic practice.
If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please click on the apply button below.
The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.
This application process replaces a supporting statement.
Closing date for applications: 10 March 2021
Interview date(s): To be advised
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.