Team Manager - Fostering Service

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 02/02/2020 23:59
£41,675 - £45,591
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
An approved location
Post Number:
Closing date:
2 Feb
Further Information

Children and Young Peoples Services – Fostering Service

Vacancy Reference No: CYPS/20/10

Team Manager

Salary: £41,675 - £45,591

Job Location: Any approved location, however you may be required to work at any DCC council office.

An exciting opportunity has emerged to join Durham County Council’s Fostering Service as a Team Manager on a permanent and full-time basis. The Fostering Service is responsible for the recruitment, training and support of foster carers across the county, both mainstream foster carers and family and friends foster carers. The service has been through service wide restructure to maximise the quality of service to Children, Young People and their carers and ensure that good outcomes for children are at the centre of all of our practice.

The role of the Team Manager is to line manage a team, supervising the practice and decision-making of Social Workers and to supporting social workers to develop their skills. To create an environment which enables excellent practice by setting high standards and motivating others to do the same. The Team Manager will motivate and support Social Workers to be ambitious on behalf of children and families. They will facilitate constant reflective thinking about the welfare of families and the safety of children.

Required qualifications: Degree in social work or equivalent social work qualification, e.g. Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work (PDDipSW) Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW), Diploma in Social Work (DipSW), Certificate in Social Services (CSS) AND Current Social Work England Registration.

The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

For further information about the post please contact Anne Middleton, Operations Manager on 03000 266333 or email Anne.Middleton@durham.gov.uk

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Wednesday 12th February 2020.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact Payroll & Employee Services on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email: PESCYPS@durham.gov.uk

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.