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Unit Coordinator

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  • Sector:

    Social Work

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  • Salary:

    £16 - £18 per hour

  • Contact:

    Anthony Scargill

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  • Published:

    3 days ago

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Akton Recruitment are looking for an experienced and professional Unit Coordinator to join the local authority in Hackney. This post requires a very competent administrator able to keep up with a fast pace of work. The vacancy is within children's social care in a team that works directly with foster carers.
The responsibilities of the Unit Coordinator are:
* 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 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.
* 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.
This is a fulltime contract-based role, working 36 hours per week Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 17:00, paying a rate of £16- £18 per hour dependant on experience. The initial contract for this role is 3 months with a review on performance as it's coming to an end.
If you this role interests you, get in touch!