Fostering Area Manager - Scotland

Recruiter
Aurora Resourcing
Location
Edinburgh
Salary
£43000 - £55000/annum Excellent benefit package
Posted
18 Jun 2017
Closes
18 Jul 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Aurora Resourcing are currently recruiting on behalf of an IFA in the Edinburgh. We are looking for a passionate an Area Manager to join on a Permanent basis.

You will be working for one of the best 100 companies to work for multiple times. We are seeking for dedicated candidates who are willing to further their career as the IFA will provide exceptional support and mentoring. This IFA is very children and families focused and they strive to achieve positive and sustainable changes in children's lives and to support foster families to a very high standard.

The role:

-Recruit, select and ensure the supervision and performance reviews and PDP’s of social work and outreach staff are carried out

-Responsible and proactive for public relations and liaising with purchasing authorities and CSCI/CSCIW.

-Ensure training programmes are developed and delivered for foster carers, staff and other professionals as appropriate.

-Maintain up to date knowledge of relevant child care legislation, regulations and guidance for fostering.

-Ensure that the fostering provision meet policy and all other operational policies, procedures and standards

-Ensure appropriate social work, outreach, out of hours and administrative cover arrangements and allocations of work are in place.

-Be aware of child protection procedures and immediately report any child protection matter or concerns and complaints to the Service Manager or a Senior Manager, the relevant placing authority and the area authority.

-Maintain and provide statistical information on placements, referral and other relevant information.

-Manage day-to-day accommodation matters in conjunction with the Service Manager.

-Monitor targets and manage day-to-day financial planning within the context of agreed budgets.

-Carry out a quality assurance role in relation to case files, Form F assessments and reviews and to contribute to improvements in the fostering service identified by CSCI inspections.

The Candidate:

-Level 4 Management or above

-HCPC membership.

-Commitment to develop services and be innovative and creative in the development of the service.

-A good working knowledge of relevant legislation including:- Children’s Act 1989 and related regulations and guidance such as Working Together; Every Child Matters, Framework For Children In Need; Care Standards Act 2000; Adoption Law; Understanding of the role of children’s social workers; knowledge of the role of other agencies in particular, health and education; knowledge of the growth and development of children.

Additional Info

This role will pay a salary of up to £55,000 + additional benefits

If you would like to apply for this role, please contact Jay Lawrence