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Care Placement Officer (Children's & Schools) V3129

Employer: West Berkshire Council

  • Reference: R/17/34772
  • Published on: Fri 19/05/2017 11:00 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 01/06/2017 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 18.5 hours.
  • Salary: £21,962 - £27,668 per annum pro rata. Grade G
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury

We have a vacancy for a part time (0.5 FTE) Care Placement Officer to work within a busy team helping to place packages of care for clients The post holder will be working predominantly with Children and Education Service clients.

Reporting to the Senior Care Placement Officer, the successful person will be delivering an outward facing function with providers so will be comfortable with frequent conversations with service providers.

You will have excellent communication skills and be able to work with a range of internal and external providers to identify and engage suitable placements for clients requiring care packages.

The ability to accurately follow process and use case management systems is essential as well as the ability to communicate with a range of people both verbally and in writing.

If you are flexible, organised and able to prioritise then this role is for you.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 26 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days, depending on how long you’ve worked for us and the grade of your job.

Please contact Robert Bradfield Team Leader Commissioning, on 01635 519925 for an informal chat about this role.

Equal Opportunities

The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people in under represented groups such as people with disabilities or from a minority ethnic group.

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