Area Manager – Frome, Somerset – Berkley, South Gloucestershire
Full Time Permanent
Capstone Foster Care is a well-established fostering organisation that work hard to maintain the family feel of each office so that we can provide a personal and friendly service to all our carers. Our vision is to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people, supporting carers to do an important job well. Operating from 16 offices across the UK we have grown through recruiting people who share our vision.
We are looking for an Area Manager to manage, motivate, supervise and support the work of an area’s Supervising Social Workers to achieve key targets within the area business plan. You will develop and maintain good relations with local authorities within the area to increase placements and business opportunities and further the reputation of Capstone Foster Care. Ensuring that carers are informed of, and fully comply with all standards, policies and guidance, including safe caring guidelines agreed by Capstone Foster Care.
Applicants will have an upto date knowledge of the Children’s Act 1989 and an operational knowledge of the National Minimum Standards for Fostering Services; Fostering Services Regulations 2011, The Care Standards Act 2000 and any other legislation relevant to the needs of looked after children, care leavers and foster carers.
Applicants will hold a Social Work Degree/ Dip SW or equivalent and have HCPC registration. Two years management experience is essential, ideally alongside a background in fostering related social work and/or children’s social work. Experience of assessing potential foster carers is essential. You will hold a full current drivers license and understand the need to at times work unsociable hours when on duty and as needed for care supervision and other placement related needs. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be an integral part of developing Capstone Foster Care further still, working with senior management on an agreed annual business plan. Managing appropriate budgets to exceed agreed performance targets.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is enshrined within Capstone Foster Care’s policy and practice. We expect our employees to share this commitment with us.