Placement Manager - Independent Fostering Agency

Recruiter
Confidential
Location
London
Salary
30000.00 - 33000.00 GBP Annual + Excellent Benefits
Posted
22 Apr 2021
Closes
20 May 2021
Start Date
Immediate
Duration
Permanent
An "Outstanding" Ofsted rated Independent Fostering Agency is looking for a Placement Manager to join their office based in Harrow. This is a full-time position with an organisation that takes a therapeutic approach.

As a Placements Manager, you will be responding to requests for fostering placements to identify options and solutions for children and young people in need. You will work closely with the Director to ensure each child or young person is carefully matched with foster carers able to meet the child's needs.

Benefits for you as the Placement Manager:

Generous Annual Leave - 28 days PLUS your Bank Holiday Entitlement
Birthday Leave - a paid day off for your birthday
Good Health Days - no sickness in 6 months and get an additional day off!
Refer A Friend Scheme with a monetary incentive
Employee Assistance that provides access to counselling and support 24/7
Auto Enrolment Pension
Learning & Development Opportunities
Optional Private Healthcare Scheme
Eye Care Vouchers
Cycle to Work Scheme

Your responsibilities as the Placement Manager:

Receive referrals, make appropriate matching decisions and record relevant information concerning children and young people on to the company's database
Liaise with all stakeholders regarding the placement of children and young people, ensuring all relevant agreements are obtained and completed
Obtain funding agreements and complete Local Authority Contracts, Pre-Placement and Individual Placement Agreements
Maintain a database
Obtain agreements and contracts

Requirements of you as the Placement Manager:

Use transferable knowledge and experience to help vulnerable children and young people in need of a fostering family.
Respond to requests for fostering placements to identify options and solutions for children and young people in need.
Work closely with the Director to ensure each child or young person is carefully matched with foster carers able to meet the child's needs.
Have a good sense of humour, drive, and motivation personally, professionally, and for young people.
Be passionate about making a difference and be able to provide your team with the leadership needed to inspire them to do the same.
Develop relationships with Local Authorities, promote vacancies, complete administrative tasks, and contract functions as well as manage a team of Placements Officers.

Location: Harrow

Salary: up to GBP34,000

Please follow the instructions on this website, or alternatively contact Tom McKenna on (phone number removed) or for further details and please do be sure to leave your contact details

If this role isn't what you are looking for, but you are looking to make a move within Social Work, get in touch, as we have many other opportunities

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