Fostering Team Manager

Thurrock, Essex
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW348928_1550594831
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-02-19
  • Location: Thurrock, Essex
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-04-20
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

A great opportunity has arisen for a Team Manager to join their Fostering Team within the Thurrock area.

Provide leadership to the team in the provision of a safe, high quality service to children and families that complies with legislation and guidance, and local policies. To manage the performance of the team and ensure practice standards are maintained in line with national, corporate and team objectives.

The responsibilities of a Fostering Team Manager includes:

  • To actively promote the service with service users, colleagues and other staff within and outside the Department
  • To chair meetings, lead working parties and to represent the Department in discussions with other agencies at the discretion of Senior Management
  • Ensures cases are allocated and up to date case plans are in place in all cases
  • To prepare for and undertake supervision of team members, review progress and give relevant and constructive feedback and case management support, in line with departmental policies
  • To identify and respond to the most risky and/or high profile cases within the team, service and in accordance with procedures
  • To demonstrate and model a high standard of practice under their own direction, that reflects a value based approach to working children and their families and is child centred
  • To ensure all work is recorded accurately, and in a timely fashion using the Integrated Children's System, and that records are compliant with Data Protection legislation

Requirements of a Fostering Team Manager:

  • HCPC registered
  • 2 years recent experience of working with children and families within statutory, independent or third sector
  • An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential
  • Must hold a full UK driving licence

Salary: Up to £43.61 p/h, based on experience

If you would like to apply, to find out more about this role, or other Social Work roles, please contact Tradewind on 0203 743 6103 or email

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