Placement Officer

By April 28, 2021 No Comments
Job Category: Temporary
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: London

Positive Employment is currently recruiting an experienced Placement Officer to work for our client based in Bromley.

The successful candidate will ensure that all services commissioned in both placement and support services meet the clients best value requirements.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • To receive referrals and assessments from care managers and social workers for clients requiring placements in a timely, professional, efficient and positive manner
  • To assess the needs and desired outcomes and to match these against an appropriate provision in order identify the best value placement for the client
  • To make recommendations to the social worker and/or funding panel on the most appropriate and best value options that will meet the service user’s needs
  • To take responsibility for ensuring that the provider/organisation is both fit for purpose and able to meet the needs of the service user, including undertaking reference, registration and evaluation checks on the providers
  • To ensure, where required, that notifications of service changes are made to the Finance department to ensure that, where required, financial assessments are undertaken of the client for calculation of contribution to the cost of the care package (adult services only)
  • To undertake inspection and evaluation visits to providers for both individual clients and for general database records
  • To produce a report of findings, including recommendations as to the suitability of the provider to meet needs of potential placements
  • To regularly review and monitor the provision ensuring that up to date Ofsted and CQC reports are received and reviewed, Statements of Purpose and references are regularly updated
  • To assist the Leaving Care team to identify suitable and appropriate accommodation for young people to move on to when they reach the age of 18 years as required by the Pathway Plan
  • To liaise with social workers and other professionals and agencies regarding assessments of care needs and potential service providers in order to assist the development of appropriate and coherent care planning. This may include the negotiation with other agency representatives around contributions to service funding

Requirements:

  • Educated to a high level – first degree or equivalent
  • Experience of working in a local government or third sector environment, ideally within a social care or community care setting
  • Effective organisational and time management skills
  • Good administrative skills including word-processing, note taking and filing
  • A high level of computer and IT skills and experience
  • Evidence of continued professional and personal development
  • Enhanced DBS on update service

Working hours: 09:00 – 17:00, Monday to Friday

Pay Rate: £18.85 umbrella

This is a Temporary role but could possibly become permanent

Please note only candidates eligible to work in the UK will be considered

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