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Assistant Manager - Independent Fostering Agency

  • Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + benefits
  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Date posted: 07-11-2018
  • Sector: Private & Voluntary, Fostering, Management, Social Work
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: HQ00004411_1541584447

This is a permanent and full-time opportunity and you will be based in the Birmingham office, overseeing a team of 6 Supervising Social Workers and helping the West Midlands Fostering Service to grow. This Independent Fostering Agency are a part of a larger Children's Service provider and are "Outstanding" rated by Ofsted. You will need to have the commitment and drive to be successful in this position as it has been created to drive the growth of the service.

As the Assistant Manager, you will be an experienced Social Worker from a Fostering background with significant experience of the Fostering Recruitment and Fostering Assessments process. You will need to have experience as a Senior Practitioner or Manager within Fostering.

What is on offer for the Assistant Manager:

  • Training and development programmes
  • An excellent team
  • Mileage paid at 0.45 ppm
  • A competitive Pension Scheme
  • Other terrific benefits

Duties and Responsibilities for the Assistant Manager:

  • Taking a lead on recruiting and assessing Foster Carers
  • Booking, allocating or carrying out initial visits
  • Deputising for the Area Manager in their absence
  • Supervising Foster Carers (very small caseload)
  • Working in an Out-Of-Hours rota

Requirements of the Assistant Manager:

  • A recognised Social Work qualification (Degree/Diploma)
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Significant experience of working within Fostering
  • Experience of working as a Manager or Senior
  • A working knowledge and understanding of the current legislation and frameworks relevant to Children Social Care and Fostering

Location: Birmingham

Salary: Up to £44,000

Please follow the instructions on this website, or alternatively contact Jamil Olweny on 0118 948 5555 or for further details and please do be sure to leave your contact details

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