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Practice Manager, Placement Support for Looked after Children and Care

Our well-established and highly-successful fostering service is looking for a new Practice Manager for our Placement Support team to coordinate supportive accommodation for our looked after children and care leavers.

You will be working with a pro-active and experienced staff group who will welcome your commitment and vision to develop and build on our excellent reputation. The role offers an opportunity to forge and develop new partnerships with our commissioned housing partners.

This is an exciting and challenging position working in close collaboration with the other practice managers in our high performing a fostering and integrated looked after children's services. We have high aspirations for our children in our care and we want to deliver an ambitious and creative service to create placement stability for our children and young people.

We are looking for highly-motivated social work professionals who understand how to improve outcomes for families and children and have a proven track record in statutory children services. The successful candidate may be a Senior Social Worker ready to take their first step into management or an experienced manager who will have strong management and leadership skills to provide excellent services that improve outcomes for our children and young people.

Your practice must be informed by current legislation and relevant guidance and you must be up to date on current theories and research. You will receive individualised support through a range of training and development opportunities to enable you to succeed in this role and to develop your career.

A wide range of benefits

In addition to a highly-competitive salary, we offer a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Relocation costs of up to GBP8,000, if you are making a move of more than 20 miles
  • Payment of your HCPC registration fees

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Join us now

Our Social Work practice is high impact. We know we are making a difference because that's what children and young people tell us. We've been awarded the following:

  • judged Outstanding by Ofsted and in our July 2018
  • Local Government Association Chronicle Awards for services to children and business transformation
  • Silver Award for Best Social Work Employer at the Social Worker of the year Awards 2017
  • Teaching Partnership status.

So, if you'd like to be part of our progressive team, apply NOW. Hours of work: 37 hours per week

Working pattern: Full-time

Timescales for our selection event are as follows:

Closing date for application: Sunday 17 November 2019
Interviews: Friday 29 November 2019

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

Adrian Sewell, Operations Manager, Fostering Team

Teresa Lavelle-Hill, Head of Looked After Children Services

47000.00 GBP Annual + + GBP8k relocation costs

Practice Manager, Placement Support for Looked after Children and Care

Lewes, UK
£60,000 - £69,999

Published on 30 Nov 2019