Interim Senior Placements Officer (Commissioning)

Salary: £350 - £400 per day

Location: UK

Date Posted: January 7, 2019

Ref: RYA-PLACEMENTS-OFFICER

The Senior Placements Officer will manage both Placement Officers and co-ordinate and manage all placement requests for Looked after Children (LAC) including those with multiple and complex needs and children with special educational needs. The post will ensure that placement sourcing is undertaken on the basis that it has been appropriately approved, meets the childs needs, is cost effective, is within or as close to the borough as possible and is completed in a timely manner. The post holder will ensure that Individual Placement Agreements, Distant placement requests and out of area notifications are completed for all placements where necessary and ensure effective record keeping of placements enabling the gathering of information that will inform future commissioning strategies and assist in the continued development and maintenance of the service. The post holder will work closely with childrens social care and education teams to ensure that best practice is adhered to in terms of quality of referrals and timely communications between teams.

Candidate: needs to have a strong commissioning background, not necessarily in Childrens but exposure to social care would be hugely beneficial.

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