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Placement Officer
  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC22720
  • Published: Tue 09/05/2023, 15:39 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 29/05/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: £30,000 - £34,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Stevenage , Hertfordshire

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Placement Officer

Job Duties: Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment? Do you like working creatively to find solutions? Are you confident with your negotiation skills? Do you enjoy building positive professional networks and have the ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders? Do you have a passion for Children and Young People? Then you must apply for this role and join our dynamic team!

Purpose of the Role: To identify, broker and monitor all placements for individual children and young people as identified by an assessment of need, ensuring service’s brokered are; needs led, represent value for money, are appropriately quality assured and to work in partnership with other agencies to maximise good outcomes for children and young people through effective brokering. To assist in identifying gaps in service provision working with strategic commission in developing a more varied pool of resources to appropriate meet needs under the children living away from home commissioning strategy.

Any Technical, Skills & Qualifications needed for the role: Maintain a strategic oversight of the placements of the council’s looked-after children, in order to maximize efficient use of current resources and establish future need Establish and maintain arrangements for the efficient procurement of external placements for looked after children, maintaining an oversight of the cost of individual placements. To develop and maintain and operate systems for assessment and monitoring of placement quality, including but not limited to undertaking assessment and monitoring visits to external placements, investigation of complaints about providers and making recommendations about the use of particular placements