This exciting role requires an experienced manager who has significant experience in the fostering area and can demonstrate a sound knowledge of current regulations around fostering and children in care. This role will involve a primary lead in overseeing the assessment, approval and supported of connected cares and Special Guardians. The post holder will work closely and alongside the Fostering Service Manager responsible for mainstream fostering.
This is an opportunity to join our service and play a key contribution towards securing permanence for children in care requiring long term care within Sheffield through permanence with family members and their extended family networks. As a team manager you will be provided with the opportunity to embed both vision and aspiration for achieving permanence for this vulnerable group of children and young people in care within the team and across children's social care.
We are looking for managers who are social work qualified and HCPC registered with leadership and motivational qualities who can demonstrate a clear commitment and drive to achieve best practice within this field and have highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice with the field of fostering.
You will have experience of performance management as you will be managing fostering resources, supervise and work with a team of social workers, supervising social workers and duty workers to assess, supervise and support foster carers and Special Guardians and children in placement within specific timescales and targets. You will actively promote and ensure the service provides quality, professional services for children and young people in care in Sheffield and work to ensure that all children in care are placed for permanence within a timely manner.
In addition, we offer a range of benefits including an excellent CPD offer, generous leave entitlement, flexible working, a local government pension scheme, salary sacrifice and employee discount benefits.
Sheffield offers an unrivalled quality of life, combining the best of city living with the beauty and tranquillity of the Peak District National Park. On offer are all the benefits of living in the 4th largest city; shopping, entertainment, theatres, sport, good schools, affordable housing and excellent transport links.
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We particularly welcome applications from disabled candidates and black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented in this service.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.