Supply Care Solutions
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Team Manager

Supply Care Solutions are looking for a Team Manager in Maidstone

Immediate Start

Post Adoption

Purpose of the Job:

  • To provide a child-centred outcome-focused adoption service to looked after children.

  • To provide a timely and responsive service to prospective adopters, approved adopters and their families.

  • To provide line management and professional supervision to a team of social workers and senior practitioners.

  • To work with the Adoption County Manager, Adoption Team Managers, Child Care Managers and other stakeholders including adopters to develop and provide an excellent operational adoption service for Kent County Council, and to develop and implement strategic and operational service plans.

  • To prepare for inspections and achieve good outcomes for looked after children and young people.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • To provide visible and clear leadership to staff including clear guidance and rigorous challenge to ensure that practice is of a high quality and promotes the safeguarding and development of looked after children and young people.

  • To provide line management and high quality reflective supervision to support continuous delivery of high standards in line with the Council's supervision policy and other people related policies.

  • To be responsible for the team's compliance with all safeguarding processes and procedures.

  • To effectively manage the service and ensure looked after children and young people are appropriately placed in a timely way.

  • To ensure that prospective adopters are responded to in a timely and professional way, and assessed and approved within the required national timescales.

  • To manage and monitor the recruitment, preparation and assessment of potential adopters, ensuring compliance with relevant adoption legislation and timescales.

  • To ensure that approved adopters are supported throughout the adoption process.

  • To ensure the best possible adoption support plans, based on early assessment, pro-active planning and holistic support packages in collaboration with networks around the child.

  • To ensure that the birth family history is communicated effectively to adopters and children including via Child Placement report, Life Story Book, and Later Life Letters.

  • To implement the national and local adoption performance management and quality assurance framework and demonstrate excellent outcomes for both children and adopters.

  • To work with the team on ensuring national and local performance indicators and targets are achieved resulting in excellent outcomes for looked after children and young people and adopters.

  • To ensure that recommendations are implemented within the agreed timescales based on the future review of the team's work and structure.

  • To monitor the quality and accuracy of case records.

  • To be responsible for providing meaningful and high quality reports, including for elected members and senior managers.

  • To ensure the budget is maintained within the budget allocation and in line with the Council's financial, procurement and commissioning policies and procedures.

  • To ensure that Council's safeguarding, service and human resources policies and procedures are adhered to.

You must have previous experience within this field and hold a valid enhanced DBS disclosure.

If you are interested in this position please apply online or call us on 020 8506 1111

Supply Care Solutions have a number of locum jobs across the UK.

* All locums must be contract compliant before commencing work through our agency. We are recruiting professionals across all specialisms and grade.

We offer an excellent referral bonus for any new worker you refer to us

*Terms and conditions apply.

Supply Care Solutions works in conjunction with Monitor/TDA rate caps