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Social Work Team Manager - Foster Care

Job Type:
Social Work
Team Manager
Haringey, London
£50,826 to £56,100 per annum
Salary Description:
£50826.00 - £56100.00 per annum
Job Ref:

Social Work Team Manager - Foster Care Recruitment and Special Guardianship Support - Haringey - £50,826 to £56,100 per annum

Closing Date: Monday 25th January 2021

This is a full-time position offered on a 12-month fixed term contract basis.

We are currently looking for a Social Work Team Manager to join our client's Foster Care Recruitment and Special Guardianship Support Service in Haringey.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a strong and dynamic Fostering Service that is on a journey of development and expansion. You will become part of a management team that is supportive and creative.

The successful Social Work Team Manager will manage foster carer recruitment, Special Guardianship assessments and Special Guardianship support. The Team consists of 5 social workers, a marketing officer and good business support.

Benefits of this Social Work Team Manager role:

* Retention bonus
* Generous annual leave
* 50 hours a year of personal development training
* Pension scheme
* Flexible working and flexible retirement

Responsibilities of the role will include:

* Overall responsibility for the management of the team and to ensure that the service provided is of the highest professional standard
* Responsibility for all the work held within the Foster Care Recruitment and Special Guardianship Support the Team and to ensure it is prioritised and allocated promptly within the available resources.
* Chairing practice meetings, monitoring the performance of agreed tasks for all participants
* Ensuring recording is maintained to a high standard and that managerial decisions are taken and recorded properly
* Develop a service consistent with models of partnership working with other agencies, children in care and their families

Essential requirements of this Social Work Team Manager role:

* Social work qualification and have significant experience working within a similar role, preferably with previous fostering experience.
* Good knowledge of fostering and special guardianship legislation.
* The ability to audit assessments and enable the development of good practice
* Excellent management skills - motivation and high-quality supervision of the team will be key to success
* Social Work England registration and the legal right to work in the UK

For more information please email

Contact Details:
Tel: 07497680659
Contact: Mozz Radwan

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