Department/Division: England North
Contract: Permanent Full Time - 37 hours p/w
Closing Date: 29 July 2019
We are looking for a Team Manager to join our team working 37 hours a week. This will be mainly Monday to Friday during the day but there will be some flexibility required to meet the needs of the service.
We are a small, developing fostering service, located in Doncaster but covering the Yorkshire and Humber area.
You will be responsible for managing a team of fostering social workers and providing support to foster placements. Fostering experience and knowledge of fostering regulations is essential for this position. You will be part of the senior leadership team and will have had exposure to managing multi agency partnerships. This position also requires a strong understanding of the therapeutic model including PACE.
Our team consists of social workers, and referral officers We also work in partnership with Chrysalis psychology services who support our therapeutic work with children and young people.
The team including foster carers are trained to a high standard; understanding attachment and trauma work along with specific interventions.
What is the role?
The successful applicant will be responsible for service delivery providing leadership and development to a dedicated and aspirational fostering team of Social Workers. You will be expected to uphold the core values and beliefs of the organisation, ensuring that children, young people and foster carers receive a high-quality service and that commissioners' expectations and contractual requirements are met. This will be instilled through effective day to day operational delivery of a high quality fostering service. You will ensure the highest standards of service provision, regulatory compliance and support through effective professional management of a team of staff, including qualified Social Workers, in order to achieve agreed positive outcomes for children against operational targets.
What will you need?
What are the rewards?
How does Action for Children work?
Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children across the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of 301,000 children, young people and their families – but for every child who needs help to get help, there's plenty more to do. That's where you come in.
If you really want to make a difference and be a part of an amazing team, don't hesitate, apply now!
We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users, therefore all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.
Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.
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