Team Manager (Senior Practice Supervisor) – Fostering
Application closing date – 20/05/2018
Package – Grade L £39,002 – £41,846 + temporary 15% Recruitment and Retention payment.
Full Time. 37 Hours. Permanent
Job category/type – Care and Social Work
A vacancy has arisen within the Looked After Children Service for a Senior Practice Supervisor to manage the Fostering Service in line with statutory regulations and National Minimum Standards, and ensure the requirements of the Care Standards Act 2000 and Children Act 2002 are met. You will work across agencies to achieve best outcomes for children and lead an experienced, supportive team of social work practitioners where there are great training opportunities to support your professional development.
You must have knowledge of the National Minimum Standards and Regulations for Fostering, understanding of child protection and safeguarding procedures and practices along with an understanding of equality and diversity. Knowledge of the Every Child Matters agenda and relevant legislation relating to Looked After Children, including the Children Act 2002 is also essential. You must also have knowledge of effective communication and presentation skills.
It is essential that you have a recognised Social Work qualification (DipSW, CQSW, CSS) or equivalent and be registered with HCPC.
You must have a minimum of 4 years post qualification experience working within Children’s Services and be able to demonstrate a knowledge of legislation and guidance in children and families social work. You must also have experience of the supervision and management of staff, as well as an understanding of effective budget management and control.
You must also have experience of undertaking assessments with children and families as well as having experience of writing reports and delivering presentations and training.
If successful, you will have to apply for an enhanced Disclosure.
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