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Fostering Team Manager

  • Job reference: APFosterTMShef
  • Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Management, Qualified Social Work
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Job description: This position is to join an established team and to lead from the front. Exceptional opportunity for any Team Manager.


Responsible for the regular monitoring and evaluation and quality assurance of plans to ensure continued relevance and suitability and amend as required.

Supervise Social Workers, Social Work Trainee's and Support Workers and allocate and distribute work according to volume and complexity ensuring quality service provision and that performance targets are met.

To support staff on duty and manage placements, including reviewing issues of capacity and recruitment of new foster carers.

Chair multi-agency reviews as required to achieve the monitoring, maintenance and quality of plans for children, young people, families and carers in the looked after system, those at risk of significant harm and children in need.

Analyse performance information to ensure that sufficient progress is being made and develop targets for staff within the team based on this information in order to achieve excellent service provision and meet required outcomes of the service.

Support the Service Manager and Assistant Service Manager by ensuring best practice service delivery through the provision of professional guidance, advice, support and intervention to staff within the team in the management of their cases. Be able to identify the appropriate points at which to escalate the case to Assistant Service Manager or Service Manager

To carry out annual appraisals of staff and to implement conduct/capability action plans where necessary.

Commission Social Work Consultants and senior practitioners to aid individual and collective staff development where appropriate.

Contribute to the achievement of Key Performance Indicators identified through service planning.

Respond effectively and efficiently to complaints regarding service delivery within statutory timeframes.

Work to the prescribed quality standards for service provision set out by the service for all workers.

Candidate Profile
The successful candidate for this position will have extensive experience of working as a Social Work Team Manager within a Fostering or similar setting. Has a willingness to learn new skills on the job and be able to work within a fast paced team environment.

The Council, offer the following Benefits:
Claim Mileage per mile
Regular Support and Supervisions
Remote Working
On-site Parking
*Enhanced DBS
*Experience of working within a Foster team
If you are interested in this role or looking for a new role as a Qualified Social Worker in the UK, please contact Alex Procter on 01772 208 964

*Service Care Solutions also offer a referral fee of £250 for anyone you may know. Once they are placed and complete their probationary period you receive a £250 bonus! *

Working with Service Care Solutions offers you a number of benefits including:

* A specialist consultant within an experience and dedicated Social Work recruitment team
* Excellent rates of pay
* An extensive range of Social Work vacancies available throughout the UK
* Payroll service twice a week
* Loyalty Bonus scheme including Free TV's, Mobile Phones and more.