The Role: Interim Managing Practitioner – Fostering/Kinship

Are you passionate about giving children and young people a great start in life? 

Are you an experienced social worker? Do you have management or supervisory experience? Maybe you are a Senior Practitioner, or Advanced Practitioner? 

Do you have extensive assessment experience and experience of working with foster carers and Special Guardians?  Do you have experience of Private Fostering? Are you good at building relationships with staff and key stakeholders? Are you passionate about children being supported to fulfil their potential, by supporting our Connected Persons Foster Carers, Special Guardians and Private Foster Carers really well?

You will assist the Kinship Team Manager to lead the team to support and develop our staff, carers, special guardians and private foster carers to help our children to be the best that they can be. This is an exciting time to be joining the team – we are an experienced staff group, working together on the development and delivery of a high quality Kinship service.  We have made improvements in a short time and the Managing Practitioner role is an opportunity to be part of this continual improvement. 

About You: 

You will be a fully qualified social worker (DipSW, CQSW, CSS or equivalent), with extensive experience in safeguarding work as well as fostering/Kinship care work. You will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in statutory social care. With strong skills and a proven track record in assessment, support and supervision of carers, and supervision of staff you will ultimately be dedicated to improving the lives of children and families.

What's On Offer: A rate of £35 per hour on an initial three month contract plus £150 per week accommodation expenses and 45p per mile Business Mileage

About The Client: The client is based in the West Midlands 

Recruitment Timeline: The client requires an ASAP start date.

To apply, please complete the below form and include an up to date CV.

Or for a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Jo Parnell on or 01926 353970

Hamptons is passionate about equality, and is committed to developing an inclusive workforce. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant regardless of your individual needs. Any reasonable adjustments will be fully supported during the application and hiring process.

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Jo Parnell
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