Fostering Team Manager
Full time / Permanent / 37.5 hours / Monday to Friday
Salary: up to £42,000 dependent on experience + Car allowance
Location: NFA Midlands, Solihull, covering the East and West Midlands area
If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Team Manager to join our team in the Midlands. We want someone who places a focus on the positive outcomes of our children and young people. This is your chance to join a supportive and caring high achieving team at the National Fostering Agency.
About the Group
The National Fostering Agency (NFA) Group is the largest independent providers of high-quality foster care and special needs education and care. With Acorn Care and Education, a part of the NFA family we provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally.
Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.
About the Role
This post is an opportunity to play a pivotal role in supporting the Registered 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.
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.
Who we are looking for
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.
Why work for us
Holidays starting at 25 days per annum
Extensive training suite
Career development across the Group
Professional support network
“Your Wellbeing Matters”
Employee Rewards Hub
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.Closing date: 16/12/2019