Service Care Solutions Ltd

Placement Brokerage Officer

Service care Solution are currently recruiting for a Placements Brokerage Officer in Northampton, with Northamptonshire Children's Trust.

This is an exciting opportunity and the role will include -

  • To undertake all tasks in relation to the brokerage of Placements for Northamptonshire's Looked After Children - taking all referrals for children requiring placement requests and identifying the best match available to them taking into consideration the child's needs & making the best use of resources available.

  • To work as a category specialist - developing key knowledge and understanding in relation to a specific area of the market enabling placements that require these services to be commissioned effectively

  • To ensure that financial processes within the authority are adhered to and that the necessary agreements for allocation of resources is in place for each placement identified.

  • To support the QA element of the team's work - reviewing placement requests and supporting colleagues in Social Care to complete these ensuring this is done in a timely manner and with a view to ensuring that all relevant information is gathered and shared with providers to help them make an informed decision about their ability to provide a service to the young person.

  • To ensure all documentation regarding placement requests - internal and external is completed and circulated as necessary.

    This includes internal placement offers, notifications of placement, financial & contractual agreements, LAC paperwork and Carefirst updates.

    This includes ensuring that providers have received all relevant LAC documentation.

  • Undertake reviews of Individual placement agreements in accordance with the agreed time frame - ensuring services remain responsive to the needs of the child and that available resources are used effectively.

    Where these require amendment the Brokerage Officer will need to ensure this is completed and circulated in a timely way.

  • To attend panels and case planning / review meetings as required & agreed by the Senior Placement Brokerage Officer - contributing to the case management and review process.

  • To undertake lead liaison role with identified Social Work teams or equivalent - establish and sustain a team liaison with social work teams and other internal colleagues, offering support and guidance on team function and process & raising with the Senior Placement brokerage

  • To support with the placement duty service via telephone, email and face to face conversation.

Working with Service Care Solutions comes with many benefits, including -
, A specialist consultant within an experience and dedicated recruitment team
, Excellent rates of pay
, Payroll service twice a week

Loyalty bonus & refer a friend Scheme

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Emma at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208964 or email

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed!

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