Placement Officer

Location Bromley
Discipline: Public Sector
Job type: Contract
Salary: £Up to £17 per hour
Contact name: Sam Morris

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Job ref: RQ494769_1640790359
Published: 30 days ago
Startdate: 17.01.2022

Placement Officer
£17 Per Hour (INSIDE IR35)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a placement officer to work in Bromley to source care home placements for clients with MH, LD or nursing care for the elderly. The role is extremely busy and challenging so candidates need to be able to work under pressure. Good IT, admin, negotiation and interpersonal skills are required.

Main Purpose:

To discharge the Authority's responsibilities under the Children Act 1989 and other relevant legislation with respect to children in need, children in care and young people leaving the care system.

To discharge the Authority's responsibilities under ASCOF and other relevant legislation with respect to clients with disabilities, vulnerabilities and care needs.

To ensure the council's eligibility criteria, policies and procedure are followed in relation to service users.

To help create packages of support to prevent unnecessary reception of children and young people into care and to assist adult clients to remain in their own home where possible and/or to move to suitable and appropriate residential care.

To match service user needs to potential placements.

To monitor the performance of current providers of placements and support services.

Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to work within a framework of legislation, guidance, divisional policies and procedures and to be accountable to senior officers.
  • The ability to understand and interpret to everyday activities the Council's Financial Regulations
  • Good administrative skills including word-processing, note taking and filing.
  • Ability to work as a team member and to form professional partnerships with other staff within the Department, colleagues from other agencies, foster carers and residential workers and health and education professionals. This will include an ability to remain aware of the professional role and responsibilities of others and to promote a positive image of the division and department.
  • Knowledge of the range of services that is available to children and families and of the organisational framework within which they operate.
  • An understanding of the importance of confidentiality in the context of a social and healthcare environment.
  • Educated to a high level - first degree or equivalent.
  • Progression to BR10 would require completion of the post graduate certificate in Commissioning in Public Care.

For more information please call Sam on 01616670021 or email