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Placement and Resource Officer

  • Job reference: PRO
  • Location: Worcester, Worcestershire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Unqualified Social Work
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Job description: Placement and Resources Officer needed for Worcestershire County Council, £10.91 ltd an hour

Start Date- ASAP
Contract End date- 3 months initially
Hours per week - 35 hours
Pay rate - £10.91 ltd an hour
Team - Children's Service
Location - Worcester

*To support placement searches processes from start to finish by collaborating with social workers to identify suitable placements for vulnerable children in care to enable the best outcome for children, young people and their families
*You will be expected to follow up placement offers with providers to ensure that the placement requested matches the placement being provided and actively challenge when anomalies exist and to undertake cost negotiations with providers to ensure optimum value for money and as a result, reducing the overall expenditure for placements within the service.
*This will also include quality assuring forms, setting up finance packages for placements, setting up contracts and assisting with other key placement related duties as required.
*Part of the role will involve covering duty at least 1 day per week which involved dealing with same day placement searches until they are resolved.

What is required?
*Significant experience of working in the provision and funding placements for children's and young people
*Considerable experience of working in a role responsible for coordinating activities
*Experience of working in a finance environment
*Knowledge of issues relevant to children's safeguarding and the ability to apply this knowledge
*Educated to NVQ Level 3 in a relevant subject or equivalent

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.