Practice Manager

Location: Thetford  |  Norfolk  |  England
Sector: Social Care
Consultant: Josh Hitter
Job Reference: 36188
Salary: £36000 - £42000
Job Status: Permanent / Full Time

Seven Social Care is looking for a Practice Manager to fill an exclusive opportunity specialising in the Wellbeing of children and adults across the East of England.

The role:

A rare opportunity for a qualified social worker to join the 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.

Key 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.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: Degree approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Experience: 2+ years working with children as a qualified Social Worker in the UK.
  • Compliance: Up to date HCPC registration and DBS.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.

Perks:

  • Care mileage allowance
  • On-call allowance

Working with Seven Social Care:

Established in 2011, Seven Social Care is a leading provider of social care professionals to county councils, charities, hospitals, care homes and private organisations across the UK.

Seven is the recruitment service that guarantees experienced, qualified and available staff exactly when you need them. Our expert talent acquisition team seamlessly connect professionals to all areas of social care; including Children and Adults, Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Community, Support Work and everything in between.

After being shortlisted for multiple awards in 2018, we are proud of our nationwide reputation for providing a world-class recruitment service that is underpinned by honesty, integrity and attention to detail.

Refer a friend, family member or colleague for £250

If you’re not the perfect match for this role, but you know a Social Worker who is, help them find their dream job by referring them to Seven Social Care. As a little ‘thank you’ from us, you will receive £250 for every referral that is successfully placed into a new role.