Fostering Team Manager

Salary £29 per hour
To manage the effective provision of a full range of family placement fostering services to children in need, their families and carers within child care policies, directorate procedures and delegated authority ensuring the service meets strategic objective.

To support the ongoing development of the performance framework for fostering and ensure targets are met through efficient and effective data analysis and management oversight

To ensure all referrals are received in the team and existing open cases are allocated in a timely manner according to the agreed process and statutory requirements

To make decisions on cases in the team and in accordance with the Council policies

To manage the efficient and effective deployment of the workforce and manage resources within budgets and the establishment of the team

To recruit and appoint staff as appropriate and in accordance with the Council policies

To provide supervision and undertake employee development reviews (EDRs) and plan training in accordance with identified needs and the supervision procedures.  The Fostering Team manager will provide supervision for all Senior Social Workers as well as other staff deemed necessary and ensure effective and efficient oversight of arrangements for all other staff to receive supervision

To routinely audit and quality assure work including case records and signing off of key reports