Placement team administrator SUNBEAM FOSTERING AGENCY LIMITED

This is an opportunity to join a leading independent fostering agency in key element of the service. The placements team interact with all our customers (local authorities) and support foster carers. It is a dynamic environment and rewarding with the positive outcomes achieved for children and young persons placed by the agency.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00 - £160.00

  • Working week

    Core working hours for placement staff – 9am to 6pm with a relevant lunch hour.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Role to cover the following:

  • Accessing referrals received from local authorities
  • Entering referral data and information onto our fostering database
  • Supporting with placement team administration
  • Telephone call support
  • Attending team meetings
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Preparation of placement team documentation including files, profiles and other required forms
  • Support with local authority correspondence and internal reporting
  • Development of matching skills in the long term and understanding referrals
  • Promoting Sunbeam and focusing on achieving positive outcomes for children and young persons


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Positive IT skills and knowledge
  • Team player
  • Social work knowledge or children’s services preferred but not essential



Personal qualities

  • Ability to work with others and team members
  • Good management of time



Qualifications required

Maths and English grades A-C GCSE or equivalent

Future prospects

Opportunity to develop into a placement officer or look at other opportunities within the fostering agency.

Things to consider

Role will involve data entry relating to referrals onto our bespoke IT system.

About the employer

Foster Carers choose Sunbeam because we provide: Professional, experienced, qualified staff to undertake your assessment High quality, professional extensive support A supervising social worker who will be local to you and dedicated to supporting you Full support on a 24 hour basis through our out of hours team Comprehensive and progressive up to date training programme The chance to be treated as a fostering professional Insurance cover for wilful damage caused by foster children The opportunity to become an Enhanced Foster Carer for children with challenging needs. This may be a child with disabilities, autism or learning difficulties. We are following ARC Model for this which is being rolled out across the group to develop and promote foster carers’ skills, understanding and ability to intervene therapeutically. Careful matching of placements with your family Regular support groups for foster carers and children Competitive fostering allowances to cover children’s needs Good placement levels due to our tenders with local authorities and several preferred provider relationships Management that values the work you do and cares about welfare





Waterside Drive



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Training provider

  • Business and Administration Level 2 NVQ
  • Technical Certificate
  • Maths and English
  • Release to College
  • Employers Rights and Responsibilities


Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by East Berkshire College


Robert Coleman 07789161914

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017