Ref. 60853

Placements Officer – Fostering Team

  • Location: South Shields, England
  • Salary: £15.26 - £15.26 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time
  • Contact: Sam Boggis

Seven Resourcing are looking for a temporary Placements Officer to work with the Fostering Team in South Shields. This position is initially for a period of 6 months and is paying £15.26 per hour. The role will involve working from Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm).

The role:

The Placements Officer is part of a team of workers responsible for the provision of a comprehensive Service.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as the single point of access for the above service, deal with complex telephone calls, facilitate and manage all referrals for both planned and emergency situations.
  • Liaise with social workers, residential staff, foster carers and Independent & Voluntary Fostering Agencies.
  • Discuss issues from complex assessments including behavioural, child protection and safeguarding issues in order to negotiate appropriate placements with Foster carers & Independent Agencies in accordance with a child’s individual needs.
  • Ensure any needs with regards to ethnicity, disability, religion & culture are highlighted and met.
  • Use F Form assessments and additional information relating to foster carers to ensure placements in the voluntary and independent sectors are appropriate to meet the needs of the child.
  • Form and maintain effective working relationships with all relevant directorate staff including key Children Services staff i.e. Assistant Heads of Service, Team Managers and Contracts Manager.
  • Prepare and complete information regarding referrals and chair weekly allocations meeting within the Fostering Service. Maintain accurate records of each meeting.
  • Gather data, maintain accurate information on all key areas of Placements Service activity and analyse information to inform service development.
  • Map existing placements and resources.
  • Manage notifications for Out of Area placements.

Applicant Requirements:


      NVQ 3/Equivalent in Child Care qualification.

Experience: 2+ years working with in a similar role.

Compliance: Current DBS check and 2 x references.

Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.

Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.

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