The Fostering Team is undergoing a restructure and as a result, we have two new exciting opportunities for Deputy Team Managers (DTM) in the fostering team. One post will lie within the mainstream fostering team and the other in the permanence/connected persons team. As part of this restructure, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the teams.
Our Fostering Team as a whole is established with a range of professionals who bring a variety of differing skills, with access to the therapeutic service Revive. We are proud of the team spirit engendered right across our service and we know that having supportive colleagues around you is what makes the difference – so we really want to encourage you to join us and become an essential part of our service. Both DTM roles will be an integral part of the fostering service and the management structure.
The DTM roles have similar and different aspects that relate to the specific teams. The DTM in the mainstream team will have a role in contributing to and overseeing the recruitment and assessment and training of potential foster carers as well as supervising members of the team. You will have a small workload of either cases or assessments. The DTM role in the permanence/connected carers team will oversee and supervise team members who complete challenging assessments in line with the court protocol and care planning. You will have a small number of assessments. There is an expectation that both roles will contribute to the number of panels that take place including fostering panel, annual review panel, commissioning panel and permanence panel. There is also the expectation that you will attend and contribute to the ongoing development of the service through management meetings and development plans.
So, what’s in it for you?
Your commitment to your own professional development will be paramount - you will have access to approachable and supportive management who are committed to your ongoing development as we are keen to ensure you continue to develop a wide range of social work practice skills.
It goes without saying that you will be Social Work England registered and have a thorough knowledge and experience of legislation, statutory guidance and regulations relating to children in need of support or protection, fostering and permanence.
Find out much more about our Social Work world at: http://theshuttle.org.uk/blackburn-darwen-social-workers/
Please note that your CV needs to evidence the requirements of the role profile with a supporting statement outlining how you meet the key requirement.