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Location: South West
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Date added: 2nd May 2018
Salary:Salary starting at £24,000
Swiis are seeking to recruit a Placements Officer for our Central Placements Team based in Bristol. The role is full-time, permanent, with an annual salary starting at £24,000.
The ideal candidate will be working as part of the Central Placements Team, liaising as first point of contact to all referring local authorities. They will also assist all new carers in the preparation of taking their first placement and communicate with all established carers in the management of current placement opportunities.
This role is crucial to support all approved carers in helping them to determine placement suitability.
This position would ideally suit an individual with a background of working in a Children and Families environment, with a knowledge of fostering services being desirable. The successful candidate will have exceptional communication skills and have a confident and articulate telephone manner. The ability to use their own initiative and work under pressure is essential.
The role is full time, permanent, with office hours covering 09:00 - 17.30 - flexibility with working hours will be required.
Placements Officer benefits:
* Salary starting at £24,000 depending on experience
* 25 days annual leave + 8 Bank Holidays
* Excellent Private Health Care options available after qualifying period
* Pension Scheme options
* Eye care vouchers
* Childcare vouchers
Placements Officer Essential requirements:
* Experience working within a busy office environment
* Excellent communication skills
* Ability to prioritise workload
* Ability to work as an integral part of the team
* Excellent IT and Word Processing skills
Placements Officer desirable requirements:
* Knowledge of child care legislation and other relevant legislation/initiatives pertaining to foster care
* Experience in/or knowledge of foster care recruitment, referral and matching and placement process
At Swiis, we believe that good and great are two entirely different things. So we aim for the latter in everything we do. That’s why Swiis Foster Care is a national leading Independent Fostering Agency, regularly rated Ofsted Outstanding for the high quality service provided to our foster carers and children and young people in our care.
Swiis Foster Care is a continuously expanding company and offers significant development opportunity for the right candidate.
If you believe that you have the professional experience and ambition to work for one of the finest Independent Foster Care Agencies in the UK and have the desire to really improve outcomes for looked after children then please submit an up-to-date CV detailing a full employment history.
Swiis Foster Care is committed to safeguarding children and young people and vulnerable adults. Post holders are subject to a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure Barring Service.
Swiis is an equal opportunities employer.