Children's Social Care - Team Manager - Fostering and Adoption
PO6: Starting salary: £45,387 pa rising in annual increments to £48,237 pa incl LW (plus £4,700 market supplement)
Working in Lambeth will probably be the toughest but most rewarding job in your career. As our retention statistics show, once you arrive, you won’t want to leave!
At Lambeth, our Team Managers are empowering and inspiring our social workers to get the best outcomes for children, young people and their families. We’re now looking for Team Managers to continue the improvements recognised by Ofsted in our 2018 inspection.
Here in Lambeth we want children to grow up in their family. Where this isn’t safe or meeting their needs we want our looked after children to have a family home with local foster carers who are inclusive, nurturing and resilient. Lambeth Fostering Service are strengthening their approach to recruiting, supporting and developing local foster carers for our Lambeth children and this is an exciting time to join and influence the service.
We are looking for a Team Manager who is passionate about Fostering and motivated to significantly raise the profile of Fostering for Lambeth, collaborating with our foster carers, communities, partner agencies and wider corporate colleagues. You will have an awareness of the national issues and innovation work relating to fostering and have the skills to translate national knowledge into an approach which meets Lambeth’s diverse fostering needs.
The Fostering Team Manager post is an exciting opportunity to use your relationship-based social work skills to create the conditions in which Lambeth foster carers are included, valued and motivated to contribute to new approaches. You will use your strong assessment skills to ensure that children are safeguarded and their needs met, alongside your expertise in supporting and developing foster carers as both individuals and networks. As the Team Manager, you will lead a group of six social workers and a training and development officer with responsibility for supervising, reviewing and developing our Lambeth foster carers.
All our team managers:
• Manage a small team of only six social workers
• Have a dedicated business support officer to support their team
• Are part of active leadership groups which are about embedding our new heart of practice and leadership culture
• Receive high quality ongoing training in systemic theory and methodologies; Signs of Safety and Brief Solution-Focused Therapy
• Earn up to £53k including market supplement
• Access to great transport links and a new build office in the heart of Brixton
• Receive a comprehensive and competitive pay and benefits package
Apply today, and be a part of our exciting improvement journey.
Please upload your CV and complete the application form to be considered.
Closing date for completed application forms is Thursday 4 October 2018 at midnight.
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