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The Team Manager, Kinship Assessment Fostering Team, has a crucial role in ensuring high quality and timeliness of Kinship Fostering and Special Guardianship assessments. Looked After Children need to be placed in safe and well assessed Kinship fostering placements which meet Fostering National Minimum Standards and comply with court demands. The Team and Service needs to continue to develop and remain compliant with new and updated Regulations and Guidance.
You will ensure that all cases are allocated to team members appropriately and are fully compliant with statutory regulations, policy and national minimum standards, whilst maintaining appropriate administrative systems and collecting and interpreting statistical data; maintain robust performance management systems, identify and take any action to improve teams/service performance and report regularly about team and worker performance to senior management.
You will participate in the recruitment, deployment and development of staff through regular supervision and where necessary, grievance and disciplinary procedures, whilst ensuring services are fit for purpose and meets the required regulatory, inspection and national minimum standards as appropriate.
You will also chair a range of meetings as required that progress the plan for children and families, for example strategy and professional meetings.
You will have experience of managing, supervising, motivating and developing staff effectively, underpinned by research and evidence-based practice and have experience of forming and maintaining constructive working relationships with colleagues within the Department and across the partnership, with experience of working with diverse groups.
You will have experience of prioritising and organising work, setting standards and working to clear objectives, whilst having an in-depth knowledge of the issues affecting vulnerable children and their families and carers, including looked after children.
You will have knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, procedures and national minimum standards.
We have two opportunities available:
One Permanent, Full Time position
One Part Time - 18.5 hours, Fixed Term for 2 years - the salary will be pro-rata for this role
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact: Georgina Oreffo on 0116 454 4506.
Interview Date: 14th October 2019
As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.
* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.
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