Placement Officer – 2.5 Jobs
Job 1: 37 hours
Job 2: 37 hours
Job 3: 18.5 Hours
This job will appeal to you if you like the buzz of a busy team and have a genuine interest in ensuring children and young people experience good quality placements to grow and development in. As a Placement Officer you will be allocated referrals by a Team Manager. You will check referrals for accuracy, balance and completeness for children and young people, from babies to age 17. You will identify in-house and external placements for children in need of accommodation.
You will conduct Quality Assurance/contract compliance visits, complete Quality Assurance paperwork, identify strengths and weaknesses of placements, deal with complaints and/or concerns, keep accurate records and create reports.
We are a small team who support each other through team work.
Requirements for this role:
Excellent communication skills.
Understanding of the needs of children and young people and the challenges they face.
Willingness to develop knowledge of the market, Ofsted requirements and relevant legislation.
Awareness of social work processes in relation to placements.
An enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check will be required for this job. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
In order to be shortlisted for this job please demonstrate how you meet the Person Checklist as detailed on the attached Job Profile. CV's will not be accepted.