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Organisation: Northamptonshire County Council   Hours: 37.00
Salary: £34,542 - £40,419   Working Pattern:Permanent
Location: One Angel Square - Northampton   Reference: 21059

Closing date:

08 April 2020 at midday
We are looking for qualified social workers who have experience of managing and supervising social workers and of working within a safeguarding context to join the Connected Persons’ Team which is positioned within the Council’s Fostering and Adoption Service. The team consists of a Team Manager, two Practice Managers and ten Connected Persons social workers.

As a Practice Manager you will work with and supervise the social workers to ensure that cases are allocated appropriately and that both Initial Viability Assessments and Connected Persons Assessments (Coram BAAF Form C) are completed on time and in accordance with Court and Fostering Panel timescales. You will also be responsible for quality assuring these assessments to ensure that they are professionally undertaken and of a good quality. An understanding of Fostering Regulations, Fostering National Minimum Standards and Care Planning and Placement Regulations would be beneficial for this role.

You will also be expected to work very closely with colleagues from Safeguarding, Children in Care Teams and the Case Progression Team in order to ensure that Court directed assessments are completed on time and as required. This involves having a focus on Safeguarding matters as well as on embedding the Signs of Safety approach. A need to track cases effectively to ensure compliance is also a key part of this role.

The successful candidate will join an established management team and will report to the Team Manager who will provide both formal and informal supervision.

Please note that salary bands for this post will be changing from 1st April 2020.

For an informal discussion about any aspects of this role including the revised salary bands, please contact Will Coles, Connected Persons Team Manager on 01604 361677 or 07384 876789 or Christine Johnson, Fostering Service Manager, on 01604 361335 or 07920410872


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