Fostering, Adoption & Corporate Parenting Jobs, Social Care
Fostering Service Manager 9 month interim contract from 1st June 2021 or sooner Inside IR35 – £400-£500 per day (via umbrella) North West Local Authority Full time (3 days onsite presence required per week)
Skype / online interviews due to take place Friday 21st May 2021.
An interim opportunity has arisen to cover Maternity leave for a 9 month period within a North West local authority. Graded Good by Ofsted and with a strong permanent workforce in place, this role will be to support the delivery of the Fostering recruitment improvement agenda and modernisation of their service.
Your duties as Fostering Service Manager
Service Lead manager will have oversight and responsibility for Fostering, Residential Services & SGO functions
Direct operational oversight of 2 x team Manager and 2 x deputy team manager + Registered Home manager & staff
Role will encompass the day to day oversight of the fostering service including some modernisation work which is needed.
Some work is required to catch up with the offer provided by the IFAs locally and drive the offering from the council to increase foster carers
Leadership of the service lead will need to be a collaborative approach bringing staff on journey with you
Authority is Good and well performing so the primary focus of the role is development and modernisation for a clear message and foster carer attraction at all points of their journey.
Experience needed as Fostering Service Manager
Experience of working in Children’s Social Care at a Service Manager level within Fostering services is essential for this role
Active registration with Social Care England
Strong knowledge of regulations and Fostering assessments including the reintroduction of the framework and links to other teams across the children’s directorate.
Strong analytical skills to managing data and reports
The council operates with Systemic Practice so understanding and experience of this/strengths based practice is essential.
Knowledge and demonstrable experience within service redesign is also required /change management
Available references for most recent 3 year’s roles.
If you’re interested in discussing this opportunity in more detail or know someone who this may be of interest to, please contact me on 0117 3137110 or apply today.
(We offer a senior referral scheme upon successful placement of your recommendation so please do get in contact)