Placement Officer/Referrals Coordinator
Placement Officer/Referrals Coordinator When registering to this job board you will be redirected to the online application form. Please ensure that this is completed in full in order that your application can be reviewed. Referrals Co-ordinator – Child Care Bureau Job Title: Referrals Co-ordinator – Child Care Bureau Location: Child Care Bureau. Head Office, Hallow, Worcestershire Salary: Up to £19,000 Contract Type: Full-time 37.5 hours per week (10am - 6pm Monday to Friday) Interview Date: TBC Closing Date: 27th Janauary 2019 Job ID: 84219 We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, conscientious and creative team player to join our team as a Referral Coordinator, coordinating the referrals we receive from Local Authorities and providing the best match we can from our pool of dedicated carers working for both the Child Care Bureau and our partner agencies (within the National Fostering Agency Group). This is a busy and demanding role and, in this crucial role you will act as the first point of contact for Local Authorities seeking a foster care placement for a young person or child. In taking the referrals, you will be responsible not only for matching to suitable foster carers but also for liaison with our Social Workers to create packages of support. The ideal candidate will have experience of working in placements team, and be able to demonstrate multi tasking and decision making skills. Accuracy and communication skills, both verbal and written are key. Ideally you will have experience or understanding of a Local Authority structure and needs, particularly in the provision of services for children and young people. You will need to be able to work as part of a team as well as being self motivated, able to work independently and remain calm under pressure. You will possess a high attention to detail with good analytical skills and a logical approach to problem solving as well as being a competent user of word, excel and databases. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.