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Care Placement Officer

  • Job reference: CPO
  • Location: Newbury, Berkshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Unqualified Social Work
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Job description: Care Placement Officer needed for West Berkshire Council, £12.20 per hour

Start Date- ASAP
Contract End date- 3 months initially
Hours per week - 18.5 hours
Pay rate - £12.20 per hour
Team - Children Social Care
Location - Newbury

*In conjunction with the Commissioning Officer, commission and liaise individual spot purchase care packages for Children's and Family Services including but not limited to; Schools, respite, fostering agencies and other services from the private and voluntary sectors
*Process placement requests from social workers/area teams

What is required?
*A-Level standard of education or equivalent experience
*5 GCSEs or equivalent in Maths and English at Grade C or above
*Minimum 3 years' experience working within the statutory, private or voluntary sector
*Ability to understand and access the needs of vulnerable children
*Ability to attend meetings at any site
*Full driving license
*Right to work in the UK

If you are interested please call Jemma Molloy on 01772 208964 or email me your CV -

If this role isn't right for you, but you know someone who would fit perfectly to our engaged and devoted team and you refer them, you will receive a referral bonus of £250.

The benefits of working with SCS;
* A specialist, dedicated Social Work consultant offering single point of contact
* Exceptional referral bonuses - £250 per referral placed in to work!
* An extensive & exclusive range of Social Work vacancies across the UK
* Nationwide provider Social Work staff to over 200 local authorities.
* Payroll service twice a week.
* Ltd and PAYE payment options available.
* Annual training budget of up to £250 and continued online CPD training.
* Excellent Annual Loyalty schemes / bonuses.
* DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge.