The role of the Family & Friends Pod Manager is to lead the Family & Friends team to deliver high quality safeguarding, care and support services, to children placed with kinship and connected carers.
Interview Date: 20th March
For further information on this role please contact Karen Devine (Head of Service) on email@example.com or 01273 296348
About the role
We are seeking to appoint a manager who can promote our relationship-based model of practice, in their management and leadership of the Family & Friends social work Pod.
You will be responsible for the work of the Family & Friends team which offers the full range of kinship care work including: support and consultation to children's social workers on initial viability assessments, care, contact and permanence planning, suitability assessments for court and fostering panel, foster carer support and supervision, sgo assessment, support, training and development.
You will bring an attachment and trauma informed approach to the work in acknowledgement that kinship carers are engaged in the therapeutic re-parenting of children from within their familial or friendship network.
You will have proven management skills, children's safeguarding & care and family placement experience.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.