Summary:

GLF are an Independent Fostering Agency with a genuine commitment for placing children at the heart of all we do. We are currently recruiting for a dynamic and proactive Social Work Team Manager, to lead a small group of social workers, who themselves are responsible for the supervision of our South London based foster carers.

Your previous fostering experience combined with excellent team management and communication skills will prove invaluable in striving to ensure we achieve positive outcomes for the children in our care. If you want to make a difference, and are prepared to “go the extra mile” then GLF could be the next step in your career progression.

Full description:

GLF are a progressive organisation who aim to set the benchmark in social work standards. We are looking for an exceptionally talented Team Leader who shares our ethos and values in meeting the needs of children to help us achieve this.

Your duties will include:-

  • Provision of support, guidance and supervision to social workers
  • Determine, prioritise and monitor workload and assign tasks to appropriate staff.
  • Assisting in the career development of social workers
  • Provide assistance to Social Workers in supporting carers to solve issues arising from placements.
  • Undertake competency based assessments of applicants and prepare a report on their suitability using the BAAF form F format.

This role will be based in our new South London resource centre and will require flexibility around both travel and working hours.

A self-motivator, with the excellent organisational ability, you will become a part of the GLF management team committed to taking a hands-on and proactive approach in improving and coordinating fostering services.

The independent fostering sector is one the most exciting and fast-moving areas of social work and one where your direct work with children can improve the lives of children in care.

In return for your commitment and proven competency within the children’s services arena we offer a competitive salary, good working conditions, excellent benefits and a genuine opportunity to do the work that you came into social work to do.

If you want to make a difference, then we want you to hear from you.

Closing date 2nd March 2018