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TPS Placement Officer

Role Responsibility

Temporary Position for up to 12 months

Do you want to be instrumental in delivering a service that will make a difference to the lives of our some of our most vulnerable children and young adults?  If you do, this is an exciting opportunity to join the Total Placement Service (TPS) in our work finding homes for our children in care and care leavers.

TPS is a key element of the children’s services strategy to meet the authority’s sufficiency duty in ensuring that homes for these children, young people and adults provide stability, ensuring their needs are met and help them to achieve their aspirations.  If successful, you will be part of a vibrant team, receiving regular supervision to aid your professional development along with a range of training opportunities.

The post is varied and interesting providing specialist advice and support on a variety of home options, resolving some complex issues, collaborating with colleagues in children’s social care and commissioning and managing liaison between key stakeholders. To be eligible for the post you will need to possess the following skills/experience:

·Highly motivated, excellent organisational, administration and communication skills and an eye for detail

·Ability to meet strict deadlines and targets, prioritise and plan your work effectively

·Good negotiation skills and high level of interpersonal and communication skills at all levels.

·Have an excellent knowledge of IT systems; Excel, Word and Outlook

·Awareness of Data Protection and confidentiality issues.

The usual base location for this role is Sessions House, Maidstone, however because of Covid 19 all TPS staff are currently working from home.  Upon appointment the successful candidate will work from home until such time the team returns to a KCC building. However, there may be times when staff will be expected to meet face to face or work from an office -e.g for team meetings, training etc.  

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Interviews will take place, in person, the week commencing 6th June 2022 at Invicta House, Maidstone.

Contact Details

For further information regarding this role, please contact:

Alina Morosan – Alina.Morosan@kent.gov.uk or 03000 418298

Francesca Glazier – Francesca.Glazier@kent.gov.uk or 03000 419407

Jacqui Gouldson – Jacqui.Gouldson@kent.gov.uk or 03000 412016

 

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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