Fostering Team Manager

Recruiter
The National Fostering Agency
Location
Northampton
Posted
12 Oct 2018
Closes
18 Oct 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Fostering Team Manager When registering to this job board you will be redirected to the online application form. Please ensure that this is completed in full in order that your application can be reviewed. An opportunity to join one of the biggest and best fostering providers in the UK – opportunities like this don’t come often. This post is an opportunity to play a pivotal role in supporting the Regional Manager in delivering a high quality service for children and young people, and foster carers. The role involves managing a team of experienced social work practitioners and support workers, and allocating and monitoring work by sessional support workers. The Team Manager is responsible for ensuring that legislative, regulatory, national minimum standards and company requirements are met so that NFA maintains or achieves outstanding performance. If sucessful you will join Alliance Foster Care is an independent fostering agency based in Northampton that has been providing high quality foster placements for children and young people in the care of local authorities.. We are part of the National Fostering Agency Group and while we retain our own identity we have benefited from the support of NFAG’s services including working with twelve other acquired fostering agencies nationwide. The Team Manager also works closely with other colleagues and fulfils specific responsibilities in relation to foster carer recruitment and assessment, referrals and placements, foster carer learning and development. The post holder also contributes to the strategic development and successful expansion of the Region. You will need to be a qualified HCPC registered social worker with recent experience in fostering and services for children and a good working knowledge of the regulatory framework, plus some previous experience in a line management. Ideally you will have experience in achieving performance targets and developing services to meet organisational objectives. You will be a strong written and verbal communicator with good IT skills, a flexible and adaptable approach and able to travel to support the growth of the region. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks. We are an Equal Opportunities employer

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