Placements Officer

North London, London
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW342640_1546514154
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-01-03
  • Location: North London, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-01-24
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

We have a great new opportunity for an experienced Placements Officer Access to join their busy Resources Team within North London.

To commission a range of external care placements to meet the needs of the Council's Looked After Children. To ensure the delivery of Value for Money in all the team's commissioning processes. To negotiate the costs of individual and volume agreements to deliver ongoing efficiencies.

The responsibilities of a Placements Officer includes:

  • To maintain and update the approved lists and contracts for children's agency placements and all related records and documentation
  • To ensure that services are developed which are sensitive and responsive to individual need and provide value for money
  • To ensure that robust management information is available to the Manager, Access to Resources Service, in terms of quality, quantity and cost
  • To assist the department in ensuring that placements are matched to children's needs through evidence based practice, relevant guidance, inquiry report conclusions and the principles of the l legislative framework
  • To work within departmental budgets for the provision of placements for children
  • Provide a gate keeping function to Looked After Children agency placements by ensuring that all alternative placement options have been explored

Requirements of a Placements Officer:

  • Minimum 2 years experience within a statutory children's setting
  • Knowledge of the range of complex needs of Looked After Children and an understanding of the most appropriate interventions to meet those needs
  • Excellent organisational skills including the ability to manage competing demands, respond to emergency situations and manage your workload effectively
  • An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential

Salary: Up to £20.53 p/h, based on experience

If you would like to apply, to find out more about this role, or other Social Work roles, please contact Tradewind on 0203 743 6103 or email

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