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Placements Officer

  • Job reference: GRIPODCC
  • Location: Seaham, County Durham
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Unqualified Social Work
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Job description: Role: Placements Officer - Fostering Placements Team
Location: Seaham, Durham
Term: 4 Month Ongoing
Rate: £10+ per hour

The role is to provide an effective and timely response to all requests for placements for children & young people. The post holder must work flexibly to the needs of the service with core hours of 09:30-17:30.

General Duties:
* Ensuring a professional and approachable manner, in person and via telephone and email communication

* Working effectively in partnership with all other areas of the service

* Ability to gather and analyse information effectively and efficiently

* Approaching foster carers and Independent providers enthusiastically and proactively to maximise placement choice and placement stability for children and young people

* Providing a respectful, persistent and solution focused approach to requesting and securing placements for children and young people

* Ability to respond to emergency requests for placements

* Ability to work with foster carers and independent providers to effectively plan and prepare for future placement needs

* Keeping effective written records of placement requests and searches

- NVQ Level 3 Business Admin or equivalent
- Available at short notice

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Theo at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208 964 or email

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!