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Placement and Resources Officer

  • Job reference: rgplacwcc
  • Location: Worcester, Worcestershire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Unqualified Social Work
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Job description: I am looking for an experienced Placement & Resources Officer to join Worcestershire County Council within the Placements Team based in Worcester.

This is a temporary role that will initially run for 3 months but is likely to be extended.
Pay is between £10.91 - £11.91 ltd per hour!

Your principal duties will be
*To support placements 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.

*Additionally the job will 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 involves dealing with same day placement searches until they are resolved.

If you have experience working within a similar role to this, please do get in touch.

01772 208964

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