Children's Services



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Social Work Team Manager - Fostering and SGO Support

Location: West Midlands

Rate: £41.42 per hour

Role: Locum, Full Time

Contact: Emily Cooper - 07902371315 or ecooper@sheldon-pillips.com


Are you a dedicated and qualified social worker with a passion for fostering? We're seeking a dynamic and experienced Social Work Team Manager to join our Fostering Service. This locum role offers the opportunity to lead a committed team and make a significant impact on the lives of foster carers and the children they care for.


About the Role:

As our third Team Manager in the Fostering Service, you will play a crucial role in providing high-quality support and supervision to foster carers. You will be instrumental in recruiting, assessing, and supporting the best carers, ensuring they are well-equipped to provide a loving and nurturing home for children in care.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a team of social workers and support staff, including:
    • 4 FTE Social Workers
    • 1 FTE Senior Family Support Worker
    • 3 FTE Family Support Workers
    • 1 (18.5 hours) Finance Officer
  • Provide regular welfare and case supervision.
  • Develop specialist services for Connected Foster Carers.
  • Ensure appropriate support and annual reviews for Special Guardianship Carers.
  • Contribute to a supportive management team within a restorative local authority.
  • Access a wide range of training and development opportunities.

About You:

  • Qualified Social Worker with Social Work England registration.
  • Previous management experience or demonstrated management ability.
  • Experience working with foster carers is desirable.
  • Strong commitment to delivering high-quality support and supervision.

Why Join Us?

Our Fostering Service is dedicated to ensuring foster carers receive exceptional professional social work supervision and support. We believe in treating all foster carers equally, whether Connected or Mainstream, and are proud of our No Detriment Policy, which has significantly benefited our Special Guardianship Carers.

Apply Now:

If you are ready to make a difference and lead a team committed to fostering excellence, we want to hear from you. For more information, please contact Emily Cooper at 07902371315 or email ecooper@sheldon-pillips.com.

Join us in our mission to provide the very best care and support to foster carers and the children they look after. Apply today!

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