Tasks and Requirements
The role of Registered Manager is a significant post within Attachments Fostering and requires the post holder to be committed to working tirelessly to improve the service and outcomes for the children and young people the agency serves.
This is a managerial position and therefore requires the post holder to understand and implement managerial concepts, theory, structures and ways of working.
The post holder is required to innovate and manage projects which improve, monitor and implement improved practise within the agency thereby improving the outcomes of children and young people placed with Attachments. As the name suggests, the framework, on which practise is based is attachment theory and this runs through all aspects of the Agency.
The post holder will be required to deputise for the Managing Director and represent Attachments Fostering in a range of settings including liaising with other agencies working in the child care sector.
The post holder is required to be imaginative, creative, innovative and resourceful. Able to devise and implement robust systems to improve the service and the outcomes of the children and young people placed with the Agency.
The Registered Manager is also required to have a good understanding of all relevant legislation including the following: Employment Law, Equal Opportunities, Fostering Service Regulations 2011, The Children Act 1989 amended 2004, and The National Minimum Standards 2011 The Leaving Care Act 2000.This list is extensive but not exhaustive there may be other legislation the Registered Manager will be required to refer to and have a working knowledge of.
To comply with all relevant legislation including; The Fostering Services Regulations 2011, The National Minimum Standards 2011 in particular schedule 6 and the Children Act 1989 and 2004, as well as Attachments Fostering policies and procedures.
The post holder will be responsible for the overall and day-day running of the Agency, which will include the following;
- To monitor and ensure compliance in relation to each child placed with foster parents, with the child’s care plan.
- To supervise all aspects of social work practise.
- To supervise all social work staff, including auxiliary and unqualified staff.
- To monitor and quality assure complaints in relation to children placed with foster parents and their outcomes. Each complaint must be monitored updated and signed by the Registered Manager weekly until an outcome has been achieved and recorded. The outcome must be clearly recorded and the Registered Manager and all relevant staff informed.
- To ensure all data appertaining to number 4 (complaints) is held on an appropriate file, with the procedures, date, name and date concluded.
- To monitor any allegations or suspicions of abuse in respect of children placed with foster parents and the outcome of any investigation. Each allegation or suspicion of abuse must be monitored updated and signed by the Registered Manager weekly until an outcome has been reached. The outcome must be clearly recorded the Registered Manager and all relevant staff informed.