Location Dudley, West Midlands
Job type Temporary
Salary £14 - £15 per hour
Reference MM - Placement_1559917479
Date posted June 07, 2019
Duration 3 Months

Maxxima's Social Work team are currently recruiting for a Placement Officer to fill a full-time job role in Dudley

The roles will be based within Childrens Services, who are looking for a Social Work Professional to start as soon as possible on a full-time basis. The pay rate for these roles is £15 per hour and the roles will initially be a three-month contract, with the likelihood of extension.

Requirements and details of this vacancy:

We are looking for candidates who are: * Driven, hardworking and can use their own initiative * Can quickly build rapport with people over the phone and face to face * Have a passion for doing a role that improves children and young peoples lives The main function of the job is to help and support placement searches for children and young people who are looked after or care leavers. This is in order to find the best placement for them to live. The role involves: 1. Liaison with social work teams to identify and understand the child's needs to help support finding the best placement option for them 2. Building relationships and rapport with internal and external providers of placements to help identify placement options to best meet our children's needs 3. Negotiation with providers on a range of issues like notice periods and placement costs 4. Being personable and being able to advocate for our children with providers to help identify placements that meet our children's needs 5. Being determined and tireless in ringing round and contacting providers to help identify the right placement for our children and young people to live 6. The use of IT systems and an online portal to help record and search for placements

Maxxima benefits:

*Dedicated and experienced consultants
*Excellent and highly competitive rates of pay
*Exclusive opportunities you won't find anywhere else
*Dedicated payroll consultant to ensure prompt payment
*Guidance and advice on CV and interview techniques
*Practical assistance with professional body registration
*A choice of PAYE, umbrella or LTD company payments
*Practical assistance with relocation, accommodation and DBS/CRB checks
*The security of working with a CCS supplier, established since 2001

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Reasonable adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity by contacting our team. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.

Recommend a colleague:

Often, our candidates are so pleased with our service that they recommend us to their friends and colleagues. To encourage this and say thank you, we offer a referral bonus incentive.

The way it works is simple: if you introduce a candidate who is not previously known to Maxxima and we are successful in placing them, we will pay you up to £1,500. More information regarding referrals can be found on our website.

*The post qualification experience range stated is purely a guide. We will consider candidates that fall outside of this range if they can strongly demonstrate the required competencies.