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Placement Finder

Staffordshire County Council
Staffordshire Place 1
£27803.00 - £31364.00
Closing date
1 Jul 2024

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Local Councils
Job Type
Social Care – Children
Contract Type
Working Pattern

Job Details

Do you want to make a difference for children and families? We have a great oppertunity for a Placement Finder to join our supportive team finding homes for children in fostering, residential, supported lodgings and in supported accommodation. 


Main Responsibilities

Working in a busy but rewarding small team where all placements are found for our Children in Care both planned and crisis led. The role involves information gathering, matching, identifying shortfalls and putting support systems in place, whilst keeping accurate and detailed recordings. 

You will need to regularly speak to carers, providers, social care teams, and other professionals whilst striving to find the right home for a child at the right time. 

The Ideal Candidate

You'll need to have:

  • The initiative to work independently
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • The ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent recording skills

But above all else you'll have a passion for your working, knowing that you're helping achieve positive outcomes for children and families across Staffordshire. 

For more information about this role, please contact Rachael Scott, and Eddie Birch

Please note, that if we receive a high volume of applications this job advert may close early. 

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to Our rewards and benefits - Careers at Staffordshire

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 


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