Placement & Fostering Recruitment Manager - Lydd, Kent
37.5 hours per week
£40,000 to £45,000 depending on experience and qualifications plus £300 per month on call allowance.
Credo Care was established in 2000 as the UK’s first Independent Fostering Agency, specialising in the care of children with complex medical needs and physical and learning disabilities. We remain a market leader for provision of this service to Local Authorities.
With a degree in social work – CQSW, DipSW or equivalent – you must be registered with Social Work England and have post-qualification experience of working with children in care. In addition, you will be a good communicator and have supervised/managed social work staff. Knowledge of the Fostering Services Regulations 2011 and National Minimum Standards for Fostering Services is essential, along with being a team player and good IT skills.
As part of the management team you will play an integral part in our recruitment plans for foster carers. You will oversee the Placement team managing the referral and matching of children to our foster carers. In addition, you will have management and supervision responsibility for several independent social workers undertaking Form F assessments.
We require your participation in the Out of Hours On-Call service, and attendance at childcare reviews, placement planning and other meetings as required.
The post is subject to enhanced DBS and local authority checks and current registration with the appropriate professional body.
Credo Care is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
We offer a generous annual leave entitlement and have a number of employee benefits including pension, employee discount platform and a health and wellbeing package.
If you would like an informal discussion on the role, please contact Richard Powell via r.powell(at)credocare.co.uk.
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Closing Date: 31 July 2020. Interviews to be held 10th August 2020.