We are seeking an experienced Team Manager to join our Family Placement Fostering Team. The ideal candidate will be passionate about providing quality services to children and young people, delivered within a signs of safety practice framework, to support and promote stable placements and keep children safe from harm.
We do not believe in making it unnecessarily difficult for people to foster. We want to help them join our team of valued foster carers and then give them the support they need to provide quality care to children and young people.
When Children's Services get involved in the life of a child our priority is to make sure our social workers have the support, time and resources they need to provide an excellent quality of service - the kind of service we ourselves would wish to receive.
The Team Manager role: you will be responsible for ensuring that the team delivers a high quality, responsive and flexible service to children and families, with a specific focus on placement stability and outcomes for children and young people. You will have direct management responsibility for the two Assistant Team Managers and the three Social Workers in the Family & Friends Team (a sub-team within the Family Placement Team).
We know that the success of ANY team will be dependent upon the people we employ. We are keen to hear from those that are flexible, dynamic and willing to work with safe uncertainty, to achieve the best outcomes for our children.
Your practical skills as a Social Worker will be supported by a working knowledge of the legislation relevant to looked after children and care leavers, foster care, special guardianship and adoption. This knowledge includes but is not limited to the Children Act 1989, Care Standards Act 2000 and Fostering Services (England) Regulations (2011). For a full list of legislative frameworks you must have knowledge of, please visit page 8 of the job description.
A Social Work qualification and prior experience of working in a family placement team is essential to perform this job role.
To find out more please contact Jasmine Grimshaw (Service Manager, Corporate Parenting) at email@example.com
Please send an up to date CV and a covering letter explaining why you are interested in the role and how your skills match the job description to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates for this role will be subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.
WBC is an equal opportunities employer.