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Special Guardianship and Permanency Team Manager - LAC Team

Zoek Pin London, UK

£42650 - £51500 per annum

Permanent (Unspecified)

As a Special Guardianship Team Manager, you will be managing social workers in the Special Guardianship and Post Permanency Team to ensure safe and resilient placements for Children Looked After. You will lead a social work team that undertakes SGO Assessments in line with the PLO and provides support to family's subject to Special Guardianship Order (SGO) who may be in crisis and will need to develop a working relationship based on collaborative methods of working.

This authority plans to lead the children services to good and outstanding with the appointment of the new Assistant Director. Family Safeguarding approach improves outcomes for vulnerable children and young people by involving multi-disciplinary teams in children social care.

To be shortlisted for the position you will need:

  • Experience and knowledge of the needs of Special Guardianship and Post Permanency Support are essential, as is a social work qualification.
  • The ability to use data to drive improvements positively within the team.
  • Able to demonstrate the child at the centre of your thinking and be able to work closely and reflectively with colleagues and other partners to ensure excellent outcomes for children.
  • Have strong leadership skills and be a good team player to work closely and creatively with the management team to ensure improvements in service delivery across the service.

You will work closely with managers and teams across the service, you will be crucial in improving further our ability to sustain permanent placements for children and drive improvement in permanence care planning for children we care for. In addition to the supervision of the team you will also manage the Private Fostering Social Worker and drive the development of the private fostering function within the local authority and amongst partners. get involved in chairing and recording meetings including foster carer reviews, placement support and strategy meetings when appropriate.

For further information on the role, please send your CV in a Microsoft Word format to Jessel on @ or give me a ring on#########

Posted 44 days ago

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