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Blackpool Council - TM - Fostering & Adoption

Blackpool Council - TM - Fostering & Adoption

  • Location

    Blackpool, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £35 - £40 per hour

  • Contact:

    Mikeala Osborn

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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Our client, Blackpool Council, is looking for a Team Manger to join their Fostering and Adoption team.

Role Purpose

  • To manage the day to day practice and delivery of services within a defined social work team within children's services by leading, directing and supporting a team of staff, as directed by the Service Manager.
  • To ensure that high quality, effective services are delivered to children and families and resulting in improved outcomes and which are cost effective.
  • To lead on and oversee the maintenance of high quality practice and standards and drive continuous improvement within your team.
  • To support and contribute to relevant aspects of Divisional, Directorate and Corporate initiatives and issues, within the Council.

Main Duties

  • To monitor and take responsibility for the effectiveness of social care services for children and their family and/or specialist services within your team. Allocate and monitor work.
  • To recognise that the role forms part of a broader service provision, whereby the post holder will, on occasion, be expected to manage or support other teams or staff.
  • To ensure that staff fully understand the practice expectations of them. This will necessitate setting clear standards and giving appropriate direction, referring to policy and procedure, legislation, National Minimum Standards, inspection frameworks and practice guidance relevant to the team/service.
  • To ensure that the supervision of staff is prioritised as central to effective and safe service delivery. Supervision must be regular, undisturbed, reflective in nature and appropriately recorded, distributed and filed in electronic and hard forms in a timely manner. In the fostering service, supervising social workers will undertake supervision of foster carers.
  • To be alert to changes in activity or need within the team, and to develop new initiatives as directed by the Service Manager.
  • To be acutely aware of local and national Indicators relevant to the service, and ensure that staff have a firm understanding of their context and importance in optimising outcomes. To monitor individuals' and team's performance against these indicators, and to take reparative actions as necessary.

You will need to be:

HCPC registered
Eligible to work in the UK
Atleast 1 year post qualifying experience

If you do not have the required experience, you will not be contacted.

Why Choose Remedy?

Competitive pay rates
Access to exclusive roles that aren't available from other agencies
1st tier agency
Up to £250 for each social work professional you refer to us who we place*

If you are interested and would like to find out more please apply to this advert with a copy of your updated CV. Alternatively, please send your CV directly