Social Care Project Manager

Recruiter
Foster Care Associates
Location
Birmingham
Salary
40000.0000
Posted
12 Feb 2017
Closes
12 Mar 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

ARE YOU A SOCIAL WORK QUALIFIED PROJECT MANAGER LOOKING FOR AN EXCITING NEW CHALLENGE?

WOULD YOU RELISH THE CHANCE TO MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE TO THE LIVES OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE?

CORE ASSETS GROUP, through its social enterprise Outcomes for Children, is delivering a programme on behalf of Birmingham City Council to facilitate the safe and successful transition of young people from residential care into intensive foster care on a payment by results basis.

We need an experienced and highly organised Project Manager to ensure the successful delivery of this contract.

The successful candidate will be co-located with Council teams and provide the central liaison, working closely with the Children in Care social work teams, the young people through our mentoring service, Core Assets fostering operations, and all stakeholders to ensure that the young person is suitable for the programme,, engaged with the transition, and matched with the most appropriate foster family able to meet their needs. This will involve working with our fostering services to plan carer availability, optimising the use of the existing foster carer base, and informing future recruitment.

You will be responsible for ensuring the outcomes for the programme are met, if not exceeded, and providing regular reporting to stakeholders to demonstrate this. The successful candidate will also work with the client and Core Assets internally to update procedures and protocols to ensure the effective and safe operation of the programme.

Co-located with Birmingham City Council, the successful candidate will be expected to travel to our office in Bromsgrove and nationally as necessary.

OTHER DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Ensuring on-going awareness of the programme and its benefits with relevant Council staff

  • Generating appropriate referrals to the programme

  • Ensuring that all areas of practice comply with the relevant Care Standards, Fostering Regulations and legislation

  • Ensuring the necessary Risk Assessments are completed in line with Company policies and procedures

  • Manage the management information process including reporting on KPIs and Outcomes, to the major stakeholders including the client and the Social Impact Bond investor

  • Manage the internal performance of the fostering services and to be accountable to the client on behalf of Core Assets

  • Ensure that Core Assets provider services meet the requirements of the proposed service model

ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Qualified and experienced social worker

  • Experience of managing projects

  • Experienced /qualified in Prince 2 or Microsoft Project

  • Confident in analysing, working with and presenting KPI and outcomes data

  • Experience of contract management

  • Good communication skills

  • Good people skills

  • IT literate

This is full time, fixed term contract post (initially 16 months with 2 year extension) and comes with a salary up to £40k pa + benefits.

If you’re an organised relationship builder who is passionate about ensuring successful outcomes for children and young people, apply now!