Fostering Assistant Team Manager
This is an exciting time to join our expanding fostering service. The successful applicant will make a significant contribution to improving the lives of our looked after children, through the provision of a range of good quality safe foster carers.
We are seeking an assistant team manager for the fostering support and supervision team to join our highly committed and supportive management team on a full time permanent contract.
You will work closely with the team manager and the other assistant team manager to develop the fostering service. Working with experienced staff and business support, this post will give you an excellent opportunity to develop your leadership and management skills. The successful applicant will contribute to the quality and performance of the fostering service, specifically in terms of our supervision of our foster carers to both improve our performance and ensure the Service continues to effectively meet our children and young people's needs.
About the role
This post is ideal for either an experienced manager or an experienced social work practitioner who is looking for their first management post.
You will be a professionally qualified social worker registered with the HCPC. You will bring with you extensive social work experience, knowledge of child care and fostering legislation, policy, standards, and good practice. The successful candidate will have a good understanding of the needs of looked after children and a genuine commitment to the value of foster care.
We are seeking someone who can manage competing demands and prioritise work effectively, who is a confident decision maker, who has excellent assessment skills and can stay clam under pressure. Occasional working of anti-social hours, including weekends, will be required.
You will have experience of supervising social workers, contributing to the management of the team and demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting outstanding Social Work practice which in turn benefits our carers, children and young people.
If you have the experience, skills, knowledge and enthusiasm we are seeking and are looking for a new challenge then we look forward to hearing from you.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, as an employee you will be expected to share this commitment.