Placement Officer in Health and Social Care
Northampton College is the leading provider of Further Education in Northamptonshire, and financially outstanding. Our state of the art campus and reputation puts us in a dynamic and unique position to meet both the learning and training needs of individuals and employers.
The Health and Social Care Team within the school of APC is a small, friendly, enthusiastic and motivated team, training over 400 full-time students per year. We wish to appoint a specialist in Health and Social Care to act as Placement Officer to College students who could be following a full-time course in a range of qualifications at levels 1, 2 or 3.
You will be expected to liaise with health and social care settings and arrange placements in advance, per term or per semester for full-time learners. The college tutor will advise you concerning the relevant age group/types of setting according to course requirements, but generally, we use a wide range of work placements, including day care homes and nurseries. We are also building good links with Northampton General Hospital. You will then visit learners in their placement to check on progress. If learners were showing concern you would liaise between their academic coach or personal tutor and the placement supervisor, and make additional visits as necessary. You would be expected to be, or to become, fully aware of the requirements of the exam board with whom our learners are registered.
Directorate: Learning Directorate
Location: Booth Lane
Scale of Post: 4
Responsible to: Curriculum Manager for H&SC and Childcare
Responsible for (staff) : Not applicable
You will be responsible for preparing a database of a variety of employers who will provide placements for learners and who will work in partnership with the college in providing an excellent training experience.
Through visiting the learners on a regular basis you will ensure that the quality of their training is being maintained, and you will liaise with the employers and keep them up to date with syllabus requirements.
The role requires excellent organisational skills, excellent communication skills, sound administration and record keeping, and efficiency in working largely on your own in order to meet visiting targets. You will be expected to have good communication skills with both students and staff in the settings. You will need to plan your visits in order to maintain efficient use of time. You will also be required to carry out health and safety audits of each placement.
29 hours per week, 40 -41 weeks per year. Job share will be considered for this post.