Qualified Social Worker - Practice manager
Lancaster, Lancashire, England
Are you a great practice Manager looking for a change or a strong senior practitioner looking for a step up?
I am currently recruiting for a practice manager to manage a busy fostering and adoption team within the North West.
Required to Support the Permanence Team, managing a team of social workers who are responsible for supervision foster carers and providing post adoption support. On an allocated geographical basis you will provide professional advice, consultancy, oversight and guidance to children social work/social care staff working in areas of: adoption and fostering. You will provided support in planning and review,safeguarding and provide active support across all fostering and adoption assessments
The length of the post is 9-12 months.
As a practice manager you will carry out the following duties:
-Line manage front line staff and other agency staff and other professionals as designated, being responsible for the operation and application of all HR recruitment and employment requirements and supervision and appraisal for allocated staff.
-Ensure a high standard of professional practice is maintained across the service through personal example, coaching, mentoring and consultation. Provide learning opportunities to promote the professional development of staff within the service.
-Provide supervision and oversight of the team's student practice placements including acting as practice educator.
-Ensure that all tasks associated with newly qualified social workers are undertaken in accordance with the AYSE's requirements.
-Ensure the provision and continuing development of high quality assessments, care planning care proceedings and reviews for individuals and ensure that high quality care plans with identified outcomes are drawn up involving children young people and their families/ carers.
-Pursue continuous improvement in the efficient use of resources and ensure appropriate performance management systems are in place, such as auditing, to promote the quality of work at individual and service level, including the effective management of complaints.
-Work in partnership with children, young people parents, carers, other agencies and professionals, through effective communication and consultation networks, to ensure a co-ordinated, seamless response to and to contribute to the monitoring of the overall quality of care provided.
As a Qualified Social Work practice manager you will meet the following requirements:
-Qualified social worker (Dip SW or equivalent) and have relevant post qualification experience working within a statutory setting
-You must be fully registered with the HCPC
-Able to provide full performance referencing
-Have a 1-4 week notice period
-Have a minimum of 2 years experience managing a team in a similar setting
For more information or a confidential chat please call Catherine Rogerson on Applyor email Apply
- £ 30 - 32 Per hour
- Full time
- Job Level
Posted 5 Oct 2017
Closes 2 Nov 2017
This job was posted to: Social worker