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Team Manager - Team Around the Child

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£41,820 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RF 

Reference:CYP1303 

Closing date:19 January 2021 at midnight 


JOB PURPOSE:
       
To manage and develop high quality services for fostering families including:
- Robust management oversight
- The delivery of a high quality support services
- The delivery of training in accordance with legal requirements and departmental policies and procedures
- Meet the regulatory Standards of the Fostering Regulations 2011 and National Minimum Standards
    
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Social Work Degree or equivalent, e.g. CQSW, DipsSW (with specialism in Children's Services)
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Substantial post qualification experience of working with children and families
  • Experience of working within a regulated service (Fostering)
  • Experience of working with service users from BAME and those who have a protected characteristic
  • Experience of working to the Signs of Safety Methodology
  • Knowledge of legislation and procedures, particularly in relation to Fostering / Permanence
  • Knowledge of the recruitment, assessment and supervision processes for Foster Carers
  • Knowledge of the importance of retention of foster carers and the support mechanisms required
  • An understanding of what constitutes a quality service
  • Knowledge of the principles of staff supervision, continuing professional development and performance management
  • Awareness of the cultural, racial, linguistic and religious background of children, young people and families
  • Knowledge of health and safety at work
  • Working within policies and procedures, to set clear plans and objectives and evaluate outcomes
  • To analyse information to reach sound decisions, often under pressure, and take responsibility for their outcome and regular reporting to the Service Manager
    
This post is the subject of a DBS enhanced check for a regulated activity.
  
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
  
For informal enquires please contact Heather Hughes, Tel: 0116 305 9655 Email: heather.hughes@leics.gov.uk 
  
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
  
For further information about working for Leicestershire County Council, please click here.

  
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk




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