This post attracts an annual travel card allowance covering zones 2-3.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Regulated Services and Children’s Resources service group in Tower Hamlets to become a team manager in one of our fostering teams.
Tower Hamlets is rated a ‘good’ authority by Ofsted and we have an excellent job retention Tower Rewards package. We also have high quality training available, a Social Work Academy, regular supervision, peer support and focused career progression for team managers.
Restorative practice underpins all the work we do and we have the ambition to become an Outstanding authority. If you are currently a team manager looking for a change or an advanced practitioner or equivalent looking for career advancement come and join us.Role Purpose – Fostering Team Manager
The overall purpose of the role is to ensure that the team provides supervising social work support and guidance to the borough’s foster carers. In this role the team manager will:
- manage one of the two fostering teams in the borough which comprise of up to six social workers and a training co-ordinator.
- ensure that the fostering team complies with all the relevant fostering regulations and the fostering national minimum fostering standards.
- work in partnership with the team manager of the other fostering team to ensure that all fostering households are of a high quality.
- ensure that all safeguarding issues are considered in partnership with the Local Area Designated Officer (LADO).
- work in partnership with the Fostering Reviewing Officer (FRO) to ensure that all fostering households are reviewed on annual basis.
To set the strategic direction of the team through the annual team plan.
To oversee all the day to day casework undertaken by the team.
To undertake the monthly 1 - 1 supervision of the workers in the team and to conduct the annual Performance Development and Review (PDR) of each member of the team.
To undertake the performance and sickness management procedures in relation to the workers in the team.
The team manager will need to have had recent experience of supervising staff in a statutory social care setting and be willing to undertake management training under the council’s leadership and management framework. You will need a recognised social work qualification, current Social Work England registration and DBS clearance.
Closing date deadline: Sunday 15 November 2020
Assessment / Interview: 18 & 25 November 2020