November 22, 2023
£48587 - £48587

Job Description

Fostering Team Manager, Social Worker, Permanent, Southend

Your new company
Our vision is A Southend Where All Children Achieve Success. By joining Southend City Council as a Team Manager you will be key in making our vision a reality for all children. You will be joining a service where we demonstrate with pride that:

  • All paths lead back to the child
  • We spend time getting to know each child and their story
  • We do what we say we’re going to do
  • We work with the whole family
  • No matter what, we aim to make things better.
  • You will provide support to work to the highest standard using our model of practice, Restorative Practice, to deliver the vision. You will access a professional social work development offer, that has been designed with social workers, whatever stage you are at in your career. You will be given regular restorative supervision and separate supervision focussing on development and evidencing your SWE registration. We want everyone to take a lead in an area of interest for your team and you will explore this with your line manager.
    Your new role
    Southend Council are looking to appoint a full time, permanent Fostering Team Manager.
    This position attracts the added incentive of a one-off payment of £7,500, after you have been employed in this post for 3 years and 1 day!
    Within this position, hybrid working opportunities are available, however a flexible approach is needed as you will be required to be on site and to travel around the city.
    The main focus of this position is to line manage approved practitioners and supervising social workers. The Post holder will have responsibility for the fostering service in terms of delivery, quality and good practice. You will have oversight regarding performance management and compliance and ensure guidelines are adhered to re NMS, Regulations and Safeguarding.
    You will need to provide formal, professional supervision to staff, ensuring that appraisals are undertaken, identify skills gaps or training needs. You will also be responsible for monitoring and reporting on the team’s performance, standards and quality of work to ensure that the council complies with policy, procedures and professional standards.
    If you are a person who is passionate and highly motivated about developing services within a health and social care perspective we would want to hear from you.
    What you’ll need to succeed
    To be successful in this position you must be able to work in the UK, have a recognised Social Work qualification and be registered with the Social Work England.
    You are required to have 2+ years managerial/performance management/quality assurance experience as well as knowledge of legislation and fostering regulations along with 4+ years of working within children and families.
    What you’ll get in return
    When joining the council, you can enjoy a range of benefits including: 25 days annual leave, flexible working, salary car sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities. They are committed to ensuring that you are supported in this varied and challenging role with the appropriate level of training.
    What you need to do now
    If you are interested in this role, please click ‘apply online’ to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV
    To request a copy of the Job Description/Person Specification for this role, please contact Nathalie via email