Fostering Service Manager
FOSTER CARE ASSOCIATES (THE FCA)
Fostering Service Manager
Basic Salary: Up to £45,000
Benefits: Company Car or £2,000 Car Allowance, 30 days Annual Leave (rising to 35 days with length of service) + Bank Holidays, Company Pension, Life Assurance x2 & Employee Discount Scheme
Base Location: Homebased/Devon
Covering Area: South West
Foster Care Associates are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Fostering Service Manager to develop and promote the fostering services in the South West.
This role can be Home based or at our office in Plymouth managing a team of social workers in the South West. Regular travel across the Region will be a requirement.
As Fostering Service Manager you will be expected to work closely with Local Authorities to effectively manage, develop and promote Social Work and Support Services within your remit. You will be accountable for the operational, regulatory and financial performance of your area. Reporting directly to the Registered Manager, you will provide positive and strong leadership and management to your team consisting of Senior/Supervising Social Workers, Support Workers, Therapists and Administrative staff to create positive and lasting difference for children/young people and foster carers.
You will need to be a HCPC/SWE registered Social Worker and either hold or be working towards completing a management qualification. With proven experience in working successfully in a commercial environment, supported by a strong commitment to improving outcomes for looked after children and young people and providing high quality foster care provision, you will also possess a good understanding of the Fostering Service from a regulatory, commercial and operational point of view.
It is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a highly supportive environment and to continue to build on an already highly performing fostering service which continues to develop and grow.
This role is Full Time, Permanent position which also comes with an attractive salary of up to £45,000 per annum depending on skills/experience with company car/allowance + extensive benefits which includes a generous holiday allowance of up to 35 days annual leave in line with service + Bank Holidays and contributory pension scheme.
Foster Care Associates is an equal opportunities employer and has been awarded the disability confident employer by the jobcentre plus. The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position.