Temporary Placement Officer

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Temporary Placement Officer
Contract / Temporary

Havering RQ606755

Posted: 14th June 2022 16:35
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  • Pay Rate:

    £14.90 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


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What's involved with this role:

Temporary Placement Officer 

Job Ref: RQ606755 


Enhanced DBS required for this role  

To assist in the day to day provision of a commissioning service for looked after children and children in need maintaining high professional standards at all times   

Key Responsibilities: 


  • To locate and co-ordinate placement making and packages of care identifying and assessing, both for service quality and value for money, a range of placement provision and maintain relevant resource data base. 
  • To ensure that provisions where placements are made meet quality expectations, through visits, reporting where deficiencies are evident  
  • To input to the design of a market that is capable of responding to demand for children’s placements  
  • Ensure that the communication with the operational service is of high quality and that all necessary protocols and procedures are followed in placing children 
  • Ensure all management information in regard to placements and their cost is recorded and input to systems as necessary 
  • Visit providers and ensure that the quality of provision meets required standards 
  • Report proportionately and effectively on quality of provision, raise issues immediately they are observed in relation to safeguarding 
  • Ensure links to safeguarding are strong and effective 
  • Work in partnership with Ofsted in maintaining quality services for children 
  • Contribute to the development of a strategic response to the need for a vibrant and responsive market for children’s placements 
  • Remain up to date with legislation, guidance and information in regard to children’s care 

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

  • Knowledge of child protection and ‘looked after’ children procedures & legal framework, and a good understanding of the Children Act and associated guidance 
  • Knowledge of ‘what works’ in residential and fostering placements for looked after children 
  • Brokerage experience in children’s social services or similar setting 
  • Experience of developing a provider market 
  • Good organisational & communication skills, written verbal and listening 
  • Excellent negotiation skills 
  • Ability to match placements with assessed need 
  • Ability to contribute to the service development and maintain high professional standards 


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. 

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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. 


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Job Ref: Havering RQ606755
Temporary Placement Officer
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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