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Placement Officer

DO YOU HAVE A ‘CAN DO’ ATTITUDE AND A COMMITMENT TO PROVIDING EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE WHILST REMAINING CALM UNDER PRESSURE?

Active Care Solutions are an award winning Independent Fostering Agency and we are looking to recruit a Placements Officer to join our team in Oldbury

Department
Administration
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Salary
Up to 18,500 plus Company Car and benefits
Geographical Location
Midlands
Office
Oldbury
Position Reference
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Closing Date
25-07-2019
Ref No
2411
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Role Details

DO YOU HAVE A ‘CAN DO’ ATTITUDE AND A COMMITMENT TO PROVIDING EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE WHILST REMAINING CALM UNDER PRESSURE?

Active Care Solutions are an award winning Independent Fostering Agency and we are looking to recruit a Placements Officer to join our team in Oldbury

As a Placements Officer, your main responsibility will be to match children and young people with foster carers whilst complying with fostering regulations and procedures. To do this you will liaise with ACS social workers and Local authority social workers. There is also the opportunity to engage in Foster Carer support groups and a range of activities for children and carers across the region.

The successful candidate will be dealing with information of a sensitive nature, so will need to be resilient while maintaining an empathetic approach. ACS is a great agency to work for with a fantastic team spirit and supportive culture; come and be part of it and make a real difference to a child’s life.

OTHER DUTIES

  • Developing and maintaining business relationships with Local Authorities and Social Workers
  • Actively stimulate placement referrals from Local Authorities/Trusts
  • Ensuring Placement Contracts are produced accurately and renewed where appropriate
  • Updating databases and providing reports for management and teams
  • Producing and sending out notification letters to young people, Local Authorities and foster carers
  • Financial duties are a significant part of this role, as is offering packages of care to Local Authorities in connection to referrals of young people, and inputting of carer expenses.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Experience working in a sales/marketing/business development role in a fast paced environment
  • Knowledge of IT and electronic communications including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook email
  • The ability to work under pressure and handle changing priorities
  • A professional, positive and helpful outlook and the ability to demonstrate exceptional customer service

IN RETURN WE OFFER:

  • Full time, Permanent post which comes with an attractive salary of up to £18,500 per annum dependent on experience.
  • Generous holiday allowance starting at 28 days and rising to 35 days per annum in line with service plus bank holidays
  • Child care vouchers
  • Contributory pension scheme. 

Closing Date: Thursday 25th July 2019        Interview Date: Thursday 1st August 2019

Active Care Solutions is an Equal Opportunities employer. The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position.  We reserve the right to withdraw this advert without notification. Please note, we do not work with recruitment agencies.  

Please also note that on clicking “apply” you will receive a return email asking you to fill out our application form online, and it is a requirement for this to be completed before we can progress your application.

Group Companies:

Core Assets FCA Core Assets Childrens Services FCA Scotland Fostering People Grenfell Support Service