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Team Manager Fostering

  • Job reference: JN Fost
  • Location: Southend-On-Sea, Essex
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: There is an opportunity for a Team Manager with Fostering experience to join Southend On Sea on a permanent basis.


We are assisting Southend in recruiting a Team Manager to aid and ensure Southend Borough Council provides a professional fostering service, by being responsible for the efficient and cost effective provision of a needs-led fostering service to children, young people and their families.

The post covers Private Fostering and SGO provision within Southend.


Typical responsibilities associated with the post.

Provide formal, professional supervision to staff on a monthly basis as a minimum, ensuring that appraisals are undertaken, identifying skills gaps or training needs.

Ensure that policies and procedures are adhered to and that the council fully complies with its statutory requirements, e.g. The National Minimum Standards and Fostering Regulations; Private Fostering Regulations and SGO regulations.

Monitor performance, standards and quality of work to ensure that the Council complies with policy and procedures and professional standards. Consistently review the performance of the team to ensure that the council embeds a culture of continuous improvement and restorative practice.


The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.
For this position you must also have:

*a degree or masters in Social Work (or any other recognised equivalent qualification)
*experience at Team Manager level in a previous Fostering setting.
*HCPC registration


Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.


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Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So if you know anyone who would be perfect for this role and they are placed into work you receive £250 once their probationary period has been completed.