Placement Officer

5 days left

17.00 - 17.00 GBP Hourly
26 May 2021
23 Jun 2021
Start Date
One of our local authority clients are currently recruiting for a Placement Officer. This is a temporary contract for 2 months with possible further extension based on budget and performance.

Main Purpose of Post/Job Summary

* To discharge the Authority's responsibilities under the Children Act 1989 and other relevant legislation with respect to children in need, children in care and young people leaving the care system.

* To discharge the Authority's responsibilities under ASCOF and other relevant legislation with respect to clients with disabilities, vulnerabilities, and care needs.

Job Duties

* 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 commission packages of support for children and their families to prevent unnecessary receptions of young people into care.

* To negotiate the cost of all placements and support packages to ensure that the Authority receives the best value service and the most appropriate care and support for our clients, taking into account all cost implications for recommended placements.

* To commission a range of assessments (medical, parenting, risk, fostering and psychological) as required and identified by the care plan at the request and approval of the Head of Service.

* 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.

The above is a brief overview of the role, details and specification will be provided should you be successful. If interested in this position, please send your CV to Jahker Miah at Coyle Personnel Ltd

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