Family Placement Assessor

Job reference: 000751

Closing date: 09/02/2022

Salary: £23,563 - £26,088 per annum (part time pro rata)

Employment type: Full Time

Hours per week: Up to 36.25 hours per week available

Town Name: West of Scotland

Are you social care professional and have experience of managing colleagues and completing assessments? If you're ready for a new challenge or a chance to progress your skills to make a real difference then we might have just the role for you!

​​​​​​​We are looking for a Family Placement Assessor to join our Shared Lives and Short Breaks Service for up to 36.25 hours per week available.

The Role

Cornerstone’s Shared Lives and Short Breaks service provides both transitional and long-term placements to people aged from 16 years old who require care and support due to a disability, health condition or support need. Shared Lives Carers and their families provide support and accommodation.

As this specialist, sector-leading service continues to grow throughout the West of Scotland, we are looking for a Family Placement Assessor to join the team. As the Family Placement Assessor, you will be responsible for managing Shared Lives placements. This will include the recruitment and assessment of new Shared Lives Carers, including the preparation and presentation of the required documentation to the approval panel. Once the Shared Lives Carers have been approved, you will also then facilitate the matching process for new placements, including the preparation of Personal Plans, and providing ongoing support and development for Carers within their role. You’ll continuously monitor placements, managing and reporting issues, and ensuring an exceptional standard of care is being provided, which meets the needs of the supported person.

About You

As travel will be required throughout the West of Scotland, it is essential that you hold a full, clean UK driving licence and have access to your own vehicle.

To be a great Family Placement Assessor, you will:

  • be empathetic with a warm, friendly personality and a positive, can-do attitude
  • be able to demonstrate exceptional communication skills and patience
  • be able to think on your feet and use your own initiative
  • have demonstrable experience in comprehensive assessment and reporting
  • be able to build and manage good professional relationships
  • have knowledge of the relevant legislative framework of ‘Adult Placement Services’

Shift Patterns

The working pattern can be discussed further at interview. However, we can be flexible in terms of when the contracted hours are worked during the week; for example, across any three week days, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, or spread across five days.

We are currently operating on a hybrid model of home and office-based working. The role can be based from any of our offices in the West of Scotland.

Do you have any questions? To find out more, please contact Marissa Speed on 0796 008 5051 or Shona Elvin on 0781 142 7474. You can also email

If you’re successful in joining our team, you will be expected to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.


The closing date for this job has now passed.