Improvement Officer – PKC07282
£49,140 – £52,913
Family Based Care Team, Almondbank House, Perth
An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone who is committed to offering the best to care experienced children and young people. As the successful post-holder, you will be responsible for the operational management as well as delivering continuous improvements within 3 teams who each provide a service for children and young people..
The Family Based Care Team has the responsibility to recruit, assess, train and support Foster and Kinship carers. The team also manages the quality assurance and organisation of the Kinship Panel. The Improvement Officer (IO) will also undertake annual reviews of carers.
The Adoption team is responsible for the recruitment and assessment of prospective Adopters as well as the preparing and supporting of children through the Adoption Journey. The team also supports the quality assurance function and organisation of the Fostering and Permanence Panel. The Adoption Team Leader also oversees the Family Change Team, which is a therapeutic resource for children and their carers.
The third team, based at Woodlea Cottage, provides residential short breaks and outreach support to children who have a disability. This service is currently under review in order to increase community supports.
This post requires you to have extensive knowledge and experience of working within registered services and a good understanding of the Care Standards.
The post-holder will be a key member of the Services for Children, Young People and Families management team and should therefore have experience of the delivery of statutory child care services. Experience of working within Fostering and Adoption is essential, as is an understanding of the implementation of the care standards into practice.
You should be able to demonstrate problem solving skills and managing complex situations. Experience of managing staff is essential.
For further information on this post, please contact Linda Richards, Service Manager, on 01738 476839.
When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.
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