Placements Officer

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Placements Officer
Contract / Temporary

S Tyneside 1004676414175644

Posted: 13th February 2023 17:12
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  • Pay Rate:

    £15.26 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6-7 months


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What's involved with this role:

Temporary Placements Officer     

Reference no: S Tyneside 1004676414175644   

Pay rate £15.26 per hour PAYE   


Enhanced DBS disclosure required 

The Placements Officer is part of a team of workers responsible for the provision of a comprehensive Service 

Key responsibilities: 


  • Act as the single point of access for the above service, deal with complex telephone calls, facilitate and manage all referrals for both planned and emergency situations. 
  • Liaise with social workers, residential staff, foster carers and Independent & Voluntary Fostering Agencies.  
  • Discuss issues from complex assessments including behavioural, child protection and safeguarding issues in order to negotiate appropriate placements with Foster carers & Independent Agencies in accordance with a child’s individual needs.  
  • Ensure any needs with regards to ethnicity, disability, religion & culture are highlighted and met. 
  • Use F Form assessments and additional information relating to foster carers to ensure placements in the voluntary and independent sectors are appropriate to meet the needs of the child. 
  • Form and maintain effective working relationships with all relevant directorate staff including key Children Services staff i.e. Assistant Heads of Service, Team Managers and Contracts Manager. 
  • Prepare and complete information regarding referrals and chair weekly allocations meeting within the Fostering Service. Maintain accurate records of each meeting. 
  • Gather data, maintain accurate information on all key areas of Placements Service activity and analyse information to inform service development.  
  • Map existing placements and resources. 
  • Manage notifications for Out of Area placements 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • NVQ3/Equivalent in Child Care qualification 
  • NVQ4 Business Administration or equivalent (or be prepared to work towards) 
  • Knowledge of confidentiality issues 
  • Good understanding of the needs of looked after children 
  • Experience of working in a child care focussed environment and dealing with child protection and complex information 
  • Experience of working with multi agency professionals 
  • Experience of direct contact with service users and professionals regarding child protection, complex and sensitive information 
  • Experience of working in stressful situations and pressure 
  • Good negotiating skills 
  • Good problem solving skills 
  • Excellent organisational skills 
  • Able to work as part of a team and on own initiative 
  • Able to remain calm in times of pressure 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service. 
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Job Ref: S Tyneside 1004676414175644
Placements Officer
Client Category: Local Authority

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

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Placements Officer
Client Category: Local Authority

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