Placements Officer

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Main Purpose Children and Young People’s Social Care’s newly formed ART (Access to Resources Team) require a Placements Officer to source placements for looked after children and packages of care to meet the needs of children and young people in line with the Local Authority’s Sufficiency Strategy and commissioned contracts. The successful candidate will be educated to NVQ Level 3, A Level (A-E grade) or have an equivalent level of proven experience relevant to the requirements of the post and have experience of working in a fast paced or complex environment in a social care, welfare or care environment with a good understanding of children in need. Candidates are required to have: Experience in use of IT and electronic communication including Microsoft Word and Excel Have good organisational skills and the ability to use initiative and prioritise own work load Ability to be systematic and have attention to detail Experience of negotiating using strong interpersonal and communication skills Ability to meet strict deadlines and work under pressure with a minimum of supervision Why work in Liverpool: World class culture, media and sport offers One of the world’s most distinctive and creative cities, in top 40 visitor destinations in the world European Capital of Culture in 2008 – massive range of events planned for 2018 celebrations Visitor economy £4.3bn, welcomed over 62m visitors and supports over 51,500 jobs World Heritage Site and home to the world’s largest harbour Our vision for children, young people and families is: All our children and young people enjoy the best possible quality of life and reach their full potential The new Director and his team are committed to supporting and motivating an experienced, stable and skilled workforce to ensure we deliver this vision for our children and families.