Fostering Manager

Fostering Manager

As a Fostering Manager, you will be at the heart of our efforts to support and develop foster carers.

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As a Fostering Manager, you will be at the heart of our efforts to support and develop foster carers. You will play a crucial role in managing and overseeing our fostering services, ensuring the well-being of children in our care and providing essential support to our foster families. Your primary responsibilities will include:

**Key Responsibilities:**

1. **Recruitment and Assessment:** Lead the recruitment and assessment process for potential foster carers, ensuring that individuals and families meet the necessary standards and requirements.

2. **Support and Supervision:** Provide guidance and support to foster carers to ensure they are equipped to provide high-quality care to children and young people.

3. **Regulatory Compliance:** Ensure the agency complies with all relevant regulations, standards, and best practices in fostering.

4. **Placement Matching:** Work closely with social workers and other professionals to match children with suitable foster families.

5. **Training and Development:** Organize and oversee training programs to enhance the skills and knowledge of foster carers.

6. **Crisis Management:** Act as a point of contact for foster carers in case of emergencies or challenging situations, offering support and guidance.

7. **Quality Assurance:** Implement quality assurance measures to maintain the highest standards of care and safety for children in fostering placements.

**Qualifications:**

– A relevant qualification in social work or a related field.

– Registration with a recognized regulatory body.

– Substantial experience in fostering or child welfare services.

– Strong leadership and management skills.

– Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.

– Empathy, patience, and a dedication to improving the lives of children.

**Benefits:**

– Competitive salary and benefits package.

– Opportunities for professional development and training.

– Rewarding work that directly impacts the lives of children and families.

– Supportive and collaborative work environment.

– Potential for career progression within our organization.

If you are an experienced and dedicated professional with a passion for ensuring the well-being of children in foster care, we encourage you to apply. Join our team and help us continue to provide loving and nurturing homes for children in need.

You will have the right to work in the UK

Have an Enhanced DBS registered on the update service or willing to process an Enhances DBS through Prospero.

Be able to provide 5 years references

CV – Must have dates for all jobs and education.

If you are motivated by the opportunity we invite you to apply for this rewarding position. For further information please submit your CV or contact Nina at Prospero health and social care on 0203 319 3619 to discuss the position further.

Prospero Health and Social is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive.

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