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Placement Officer

  • Job reference: JM080920PO
  • Location: Bristol
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Unqualified Social Work
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Job description: Service care solutions are looking for a Placement Officer to work at Bristol City Council.


Main Duties & Responsibilities

Do you want to be part of a passionate and valued team providing the best outcomes possible for children and young people? If this sounds like you, then we have a fantastic opportunity for you to join an established service as a Placements Officer working within the heart of Bristol City Council's Children's Services. You don't need to be a trained social worker or have previous experience within children's services. We are looking for people who want to make a difference for children and young people, who enjoy working in a pressurised environment and who enjoys being part an effective team.

The responsibilities of the Placement Officer include:

*Sourcing and matching suitable placements for all children and young people in Bristol who need: Foster Care, Residential Care or Semi-Independent provisions.

*Negotiating fees for each placement

*Managing a caseload of referrals

*Reading referrals and giving appropriate challenge to SWs when the referral does not contain sufficient information

*Liaising with internal or external providers and stakeholders

*Completing Individual Placement Agreements and statistical placement data

Why work with Service Care Solutions?
* A DBS from within the last 12 months
* Applications are invited from those with a care background.
* We will need 2 references
* A Car driver is essential

Benefits:
* Opportunity to work for a prestigious organisation
* Excellent career progression opportunities
* Competitive rates of pay
* Full further training programs will be provided

Working with Service Care Solutions comes with many benefits, including:

* Excellent rates of pay
* Payroll service twice a week
* A contractor Loyalty scheme with various bonuses offered
* Free registration and Free DBS

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Josh at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208964 or email Joshua.Morrison@servicecare.org.uk.

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed!