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Placements Officer - Islington Council

  • Job reference: PlacementsOfficer
  • Location: Islington, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Unqualified Social Work
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Job description: We are currently looking for a Placement Officer to join the Children's Placement Service with Islington Council.

The contract is a 3 month temporary contract starting ASAP, working 36 hours per week over Monday - Friday.

The pay rate for this role is £16.00

About you:

*2 years' experience of working in social care field, with children and families.
*Knowledge and awareness of commissioning processes.
*Ability to contribute to a child-focussed service, promoting the right of the child to care, dignity and self-respect, free from abuse and discrimination.
*Ability to draw up service specifications, SLA's and contract documents

About the role:

*Finding and negotiating placements for children looked after by the department, and making appropriate contractual agreements with providers.
*To participate in the development and maintenance of a knowledge base of placement providers able to meet service standards set by the department.
*To liase with fieldwork staff to ensure all relevant information on child to be placed is obtained and to keep them informed of process in identifying placement.
*To achieve service outcomes and outputs, and personal appraisal targets, as agreed with your line manager.

Benefits of 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.

Referral Bonus

If this job is not for you however you have someone in mind, REFER THEM! We offer a great referral bonus of £250 for every referred candidate who gets placed in to work!

If you would like to apply for this role or request more information please do get in contact with me at or alternatively call 01772 208964