Team Manager (Placement Hub)
We have a full time vacancy for an innovative and creative Team Manager to improve the welfare, safety and outcomes of the children and young people who require a fostering or residential provision.
The primary purpose of the role is to lead a team of practitioners, playing a lead role in developing, supporting and overseeing the competence and confidence of the Placement Hub practitioners. You will achieve this through developing a team learning and performance culture, maintaining and championing expertise in specific areas of practice, driving improvement through learning from experience and reference to evidence-based practice.
You will manage a team of home-finding practitioners who will work closely with Social Workers and Cornwall's foster carers. In addition, the role entails close partnership working with our external colleagues to ensure that our sufficiency strategy is achieved for children and young people in Cornwall.
This position will be subject to an enhanced criminal record disclosure check.
This is a public/customer-facing role, where the statutory English language requirement for public sector workers applies. Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and is an equal opportunities employer.
You should have:
- Diploma in Social Work, CQSW, CSS, Degree in Social Work or other professional social work qualification recognised by HCPC for the purpose of registration in the UK.
- A high level of specific and applied professional expertise in the area of practice to be supervised, relevant policy, legislation, guidance and best practice.
- Applied knowledge and understanding of the needs and risks of a diverse range of children, young people and their parents/carers, promoting their full involvement in decision making, taking into account issues of equality and diversity.
37935.00 - 45591.00 GBP Annual