Interim Admin

Slough Temporary £13 - £13 per hour
  • Immediate Start
  • Hybrid Working

About Our Client

You'll promote, deliver and embrace our values - child focused, honest and respectful, improving constantly, looking ahead and delivering together - to your team and peers to help deliver our vision of making our children safe, secure and successful.

Job Description

Main Accountabilities

  • Organise and co-ordinate support from external agencies to ensure effective multi-agency meetings within the team. To include booking rooms, sharing reports and key documents in advance and making sure the meetings are run effectively, ensuring all attendees know the location and are made aware of any changes and minutes are typed up and circulated promptly
  • Arrange appointments for visits on behalf of social workers, Case Managers and Personal Advisors, including organising travel out of borough, purchasing tickets in advance to save costs and organising for an interpreter where required
  • Have oversight of individual's and the team calendar, checking all visits and meetings are covered, arranging cover for visits or meetings when staff are off or unable to attend by prioritising remaining staff's calendars and duties
  • Support the team manager and assistant team manager with their diaries
  • Support the senior social worker to arrange and maintain a duty calendar for the team, dealing with changes to duty as required
  • Scan and upload relevant case file documentation to ICS/Child View/Charms and complete notifications and actions relevant for case files, liaising with other agencies as required to address individual case file actions
  • As the first point of contact for the team, taking calls and screen for appropriate action to be taken, answering queries from families open to the team as appropriate
  • Act as a point of contact and liaison for the team, and with organisations externally as appropriate
  • Review team level data e.g. visits, assessments due and court dates, reminding social workers /relevant team members when actions are about to go out of timescale and escalating to managers as required
  • Keep track of initial and review health assessments, dental assessments and immunisations for any Looked After Children in the team, being clear on the status of each child and supporting social workers to remain within timescale on actions
  • Support the Service Co-ordinator and team managers by providing and circulating team level statistics as required
  • Support panels and meetings as directed by the service co-ordinator, ensuring minutes are circulated promptly
  • Know where all IT kit is for the team and provide information to the Service Co-ordinator upon request
  • Work with the service co-ordinator to ensure all new starters receive a local induction as well as a corporate induction
  • Use own initiative to identify actions and activities to support the development of a high functioning team
  • Support the Team Manager and Service Co-ordinator with any necessary duties as commensurate with the level of the role, including providing cover for the work of other team administrators during annual leave and take on other additional duties, as required

The Successful Applicant

Person specification

  • High level administrative skills including experience of diary management
  • Knowledge and understanding of the services provided by children's social care
  • Demonstrable understanding of appropriate verbal communication skills, including the ability to deal with members of the public and staff in a sensitive and professional manner both over the phone and face to face
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately
  • Good information technology skills to include but not limited to: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), Agresso (or equivalent) and electronic case file management systems
  • Can deal with data and analyse it accurately to inform the work of the team and ensure statutory deadlines are met
  • Flexible, adaptable and able to work using own initiative to ensure both self and others are organised
  • Ability to prioritise own and work of the team managing conflicting priorities and multiple pieces of work to achieve targets and statutory deadlines
  • Clear understanding of and commitment to equality and diversity

What's on Offer

  • Immediate start
  • Personal development
  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Opportunity for extension or to go permanent
Desky Ngathe
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Phone number
+44 118 933 7033

Job summary

Job function
Business Support
Sub Sector
Public Sector
Contract type
Consultant name
Desky Ngathe
Consultant phone
+44 118 933 7033
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