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Fostering Team Manager

Social Work Team Manager (Fostering)

Children First Fostering Agency

Area: Office Based in Basildon with some travel across the region                                      

Salary up to £44K per annum depending upon experience plus £3K car allowance

Children First Fostering Agency is a well established and respected agency that provides outstanding outcomes for children and young people (Ofsted 2015) We have an experienced and knowledgeable staff team and a well trained and settled group of carers.

We are part of the National Fostering Agency Group while we retain our own identify we have the support of NFA’s services including working with eight other acquired fostering agencies nationwide.

We are looking to recruit a Team Manager who is a qualified, HCPC registered Social Worker with recent experience in children and families and particularly Fostering to lead and manage a team of Supervising Social Workers across the region. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth of this thriving and well established region.

In return we offer the chance to be part of a supportive and well-resourced team. In NFA Group there are a range of opportunities to help you develop and grow in your career, including our internal management programme and access to management development opportunities.


Supervises a team of Social Workers

Day to day supervision of carers and staff

Allocation of workload and tasks.

Performance management, appraisal and discipline

Training and development

Carer Recruitment

The Team Manager will work closely with and under the direct supervision of the Agency Manager to provide proactive and practical support, advice, guidance and training for foster carers and staff. Ensuring that high levels of care are maintained for the children in placement and all statutory obligations are met.

You will need to be motivated, enthusiastic, conscientious and professional, with a passion for working with foster carers and children and have substantial post qualifying experience and working knowledge of the fostering sector. You will have existing leadership and management qualities and the ability to manage your time effectively. You must be able to demonstrate multi tasking and decision making skills. You will be required to have excellent communication skills and a professional approach to working with people and children from diverse backgrounds. You will also need to be IT literate, have a full driving licence and your own transport.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.

So why not join a family friendly fostering agency which allows you to focus on outstanding outcomes for children and foster carers with a balanced workload and the ability to utilise your knowledge, skills and experience to enhance your career in social work.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer.

Closing Date: 25th March 2018


Quick Information

Permanent - Full Time


Up to £44K

Team Manager

Closing Date:

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