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deputy area manager – Cambridge

deputy area manager – Cambridge

Nexus Fostering
Published
14 January 2022
Location
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Category
Central  
Job Type
Salary
competitive

Description

Salary: Competitive

Location: Cambridge

Working Pattern: 37 hours per week, 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday-Friday with on call rota at evenings and weekends

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Deputy Area Manager to join the team at Nexus Fostering.  We are looking for a passionate and dedicated social worker to be based at our Cambridge office, which covers Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire.

The Role

As Deputy Area Manager, you will support the Area Manager with formal supervision and management of staff in the local offices.  You will provide guidance and support to local staff, ensuring that all statutory regulations are met relating to good professional fostering practice.  You will also ensure that recording systems for children, carers and staff are maintained in line with Nexus Fostering procedures.  You will deputise for the Area Manager in their absence and will attend management meetings and supervision as allocated by them.

Alongside the Area Manager, you will consult with the Placements Manager to identify appropriate placements.  You will ensure that children and young people in placement are visited regularly, in line with Nexus Fostering procedures, and referred for specialist services as appropriate. You will also make sure that foster carers are annually reviewed in line with regulatory framework.

As Deputy Area Manager, you will provide supervision to student social workers undertaking professional training, and to newly qualified Social Workers completing their post qualification AYSE training.

What we’re looking for…

  • Dip SW/CQSW/Social Work Degree and current SWE registration
  • Hold a full UK Driving Licence and have access to a vehicle for work purposes
  • Willing to undertake an enhanced DBS
  • Experience of working to targets and performance indicators
  • Have experience in children’s services and foster care delivery
  • Willing to participate in an out of hours telephone support system and undertake occasional out of hours/weekend work by attending events, meetings and training
  • Share a commitment to Equal Opportunities in all work practices and to improving the lives of Looked After Children.

Why work for us?

  • Generous Annual Leave - 28 days PLUS your Bank Holiday Entitlement
  • Birthday Leave - a paid day off for your birthday
  • Good Health Days - no sickness in a 6 month period and get an additional day off!
  • Refer A Friend Scheme with a monetary incentive
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Platform that provides access to advice and support 24/7
  • Auto Enrolment Pension
  • Learning & Development Opportunities
  • Optional Private Healthcare Scheme
  • Eyecare Vouchers
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Optional Enhanced Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Leave/Shared Parental Leave.

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