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Access To Resources Team Manager
luggageLondon Borough of Southwark, United Kingdom

We are working closely alongside a Local Authority in Southwark to assist with the appointment of a Access To Resources Team Manager, on a 3-month contract, likely to be extended at clients discretion. Please apply with your CV for immediate consideration.

Rate of Pay: £35.67 per Hour PAYE

Responsibilities:

  • To oversee and manage the delivery of all functions related to the placing of children with suitable foster carers; develop and manage the staff and systems that support the successful matching of children with carers who can meet their needs, including placements for permanence.
  • To develop and extend support services to maximise stability, prevent placement breakdown and retain foster carers.
  • Provide high quality management information for a day to day overview of placement capacity and need as well as to assist in the ongoing planning and review of the Placements Team and use of placements in IFAs.
  • To deliver a responsive and efficient service alongside the Fostering Service: ensure that all parties involved in the referral and placement process are kept fully informed when placements are made, and that children's views are taken into account.
  • Track and maintain an overview of all children waiting for placements and monitor progress on identifying suitable carers. Alert senior managers to any corporate threat or risks relating to the councils sufficiency strategy.

Qualifications:

  • Must hold a recognised social work qualification or equivalent child care equivalent qualification.
  • Knowledge of the placement needs of looked after children.
  • Knowledge of roles and responsibilities of key children's agencies.
  • Experience of leadership and management in the public sector, and the ability to support staff working in a pressured environment.

Please note:

  • You should be available to work immediately or at a short notice.
  • You should have right to work in U.K
  • This role requires an enhanced DBS

Disclaimer: Brackenberry Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. We are committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Unless otherwise stated all of our roles are temporary, though assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

Important: We will interpret your application as being permission to submit your CV to this role (with the right to represent you) unless you advise us to the contrary. Your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.


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