Team Manager - Fostering Social Work Team

Location Southwark
Salary £32 - £34 per hour
To oversee and manage the delivery of all functions related to the placing of children and young people in a range of settings appropriate to their need. These include: foster care, residential children’s homes, support accommodation and semi-independent accommodation. To develop and manage the staff and systems that support the successful matching of children with carers who can meet their needs, including placements for permanence. To work proactively within the Placements Team to ensure all children are placed in suitable placements, monitoring referral patterns and use of Independent Fostering Agencies (IFAs), residential children’s home and Semi Independent accommodation.  To ensure that senior managers are alerted to any risks or threats in relation to sufficiency.