Practice Manager - East of England | Credo Care - Ofsted Outstanding Disability Foster Placements

Practice Manager - East of England

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A rare opportunity for a qualified social worker to join our fostering team in the East of England. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills and will manage and supervise the social work team in our Eastern region, ensuring compliance with regulatory framework including the National Minimum Standards.

Working closely with the Director of Care and other Regional Practice Managers, you will play a key role in supporting and developing social work practice to achieve organisation growth and the best possible outcomes for children in our care.

 

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Management, supervision and support of the staff team in the relevant region, including social work and overall management of support workers.
  • Supervision and support of a small case load of foster carers where required. Undertake initial visits and interviews for prospective foster carers where required.
  • Ensure that Credo Care is always working within the requirements of the Fostering Regulations 2011 and the National Minimum Standards for Fostering Services 2011 by undertaking some statutory tasks as requested by the Director of Care.
  • Liaise with the Director of Care as and when required and make them aware of any cases of concern.
  • Undertake training as and when required including IT awareness with a commitment to undertake NVQ4 in management or equivalent (if not yet achieved).
  • Liaise with the referrals and placements teams regarding referrals, matching considerations and meetings.
  • Ensure all agreements appertaining to placements are completed and adhered to. Attend and participate in childcare reviews, case conferences and other meetings as appropriate.
  • Ensure that each child’s care plan is carried out in accordance with the requirements of the placing authority and in consultation with the child’s social worker, foster carers, parents, etc. as necessary.
  • Maintain accurate records of placements, i.e. case recording, placement agreements, assessment reports, carer reviews, carer supervision and child progress reports.
  • Take part in the emergency ‘Out of Hours’ duty manager service.
  • Chair team meetings on a monthly basis and to share information regarding children in placement and development progress and attend the Social Work Meeting representing your region.
  • Cover of the other regions where necessary.
  • Opportunities to be involved in carer training and recruitment strategies.

 

​Salary scale     £36,000 to £42,000 depending on experience and qualifications.
Car mileage allowance.
On-call allowance.
Full time – 37.5 hours per week.

Work base       Eastern Region Office – Thetford, Norfolk.

For more information or to apply please contact the HR department on 0330 123 5530 or hradmin@credocare.co.uk

 

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About Credo Care

Credo Care was established in 2000 as the UK's first independent fostering agency specialising in the care of children with disabilities, complex medical needs and learning difficulties.

Our goals are to raise the standards of disability care for children, reduce the financial burden of long-term residential and hospice care on local authorities and to ensure that becoming a foster parent is a positive and rewarding experience for all of our carers.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Contact Us

  • Head office: 12 High Street, Lydd, Romney Marsh, Kent TN29 9AJ
  • Phone: 0330 123 5530
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