Team Manager (Independent Foster Agency) Immediate start
You will be motivated, enthusiastic, conscientious and professional, with a passion for working with foster carers and children and possess a good working knowledge of relevant legislation and its impact on fostering services.
- Supervises a team of Social Workers
- Allocation of workload and tasks
- Assessments and Panel Management
- Quality Assurance
- Performance management, appraisal and discipline
- Training and development
- Liaising with and supporting the Carer Recruitment Officer
The Team Manager will work closely with and under the direct supervision of the Registered Manager to provide proactive and practical support, advice, guidance and training for foster carers and staff. Ensuring that high levels of care are maintained for the children in placement and all statutory obligations are met.
You will need to have substantial social work post qualifying experience and hold HCPC (or equivalent) registration. You will have recent experience in social care and services for children and have a working knowledge of fostering. You be able to demonstrate existing leadership and management qualities with the ability to manage your time effectively. This is an excellent post for someone who wishes to develop their career. Experience of working as a Practice Educator is desirable.
You must also be able to demonstrate multi-tasking and decision making skills. You will be required to have excellent communication skills and a professional approach to working with people from diverse backgrounds.
You will be a strong communicator, both written and verbal, have good IT skills and be flexible and able to travel throughout the region.
Please get in touch to discuss this role.