Placement Officer - Fostering

Wellman Building, Dudley Road, Oldbury, B69 3DL
£24,313 - 28,785 per annum
23 Aug 2019
04 Sep 2019
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Social care
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A secondment opportunity has arisen for a Placement Officer within the Fostering Team to cover maternity leave until October 2020 (open to existing employees only).

Hours: 37 per week

Closing date - 5.00 pm on Monday 2nd September 2019

The role will include:-

Assisting Social Workers in identifying suitable placements for vulnerable children coming into or already placed in care.

Arranging and co-ordinating a variety of services as identified by Social Workers to meet the identified needs of children and young people in a timely manner.  To contribute to the delivery of services that enable the best outcome for children, young people and their families/carers.

The successful candidate will need to have:-

Good IT skills including word & excel;
Good interpersonal skills and able to liaise confidentially with Foster Carers, Social Workers and other agencies;
Able to remain calm under pressure;
Be flexible;
Able to be concise in the sharing of information.

Expressions of interest should be emailed to Dana Marrett, Operations Manager - by 5.00 pm on Monday 2nd September 2019, outlining your experience using no more than one side of A4.

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