Team Manager – Fostering – Wokingham

Our client, Wokingham is seeking a Team Manager to join their Fostering Team

What the role entails:

  • Provide management and support which ensures that the Team delivers a high quality, responsive and flexible service to children and families, working in partnership with other Children’s Services teams, with other statutory and third sector organisations.
  • Ensure staff are provided with management, supervision, appraisal and professional development.
  • Have direct responsibility for the management/supervision of 2 Assistant Team Managers and for the 3 social workers in the Family & Friends Team (a sub-team/hub within the Family Placement Team). One Assistant Team Manager leads on recruitment, assessment, training and approval of foster carers and the Fostering Panel; the other leads on the support, supervision, development and retention of foster carers, placement availability and stability.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with managers and practitioners from other Children’s Services teams.
  • Contribute to the development of policy and practice initiatives and developments across Children’s Services.
  • Identify and embed best practice.

Know someone that may suit this role? There could be £600 in it for you! Email with your friends details and the role specified and once they’re onboarded you will receive the reward!

Requirements of the role:

  • Qualified Social Worker
  • SW England registered
  • Must have completed ASYE

What’s more, is that we offer support towards your CPD Fund. We can provide you with up to 8 hours of CPD sessionscovering a variety of topics, allowing you to worry less about those dreaded requirements! We’re here to help you make you mark.

Some more about Social Personnel and what you can expect from us:

Social Personnel opened its doors in 2014 with two guiding principles, the right person in the right role, and the start of your new role is the start of our relationship.

Since then, we have gone on to become one of the fastest growing recruitment companies in the UK because we focus on our social workers, understanding the challenging circumstances they face daily, and go out of our way to support them personally and professionally.

Our consultants are well placed to offer career advice and our Customer Relations Team are here to support them whatever the issue, query or just to have a rant at the end of a bad day!

We treat our social work colleagues honestly, fairly and with respect, ensuring that we achieve a higher standard of recruitment. This is a target we set for ourselves, both individually, and as a business.