Job Title: Quality Assurance Manager and Agency Decision Maker
Contract Type: Permanent – Full Time
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Car Allowance: £3,000
Who we are looking for
The ideal candidate will be a registered social worker with a minimum of 3 years experience in social work. An understanding of fostering and the ability to work collaboratively with operational teams and Panels is essential is also essential. The role requires a sound knowledge of fostering legislation across the UK as this role also provides advice and guidance on fostering regulations to staff within the organisation. A significant part of the role is as an Agency Decision Maker, ensuring that decisions on the approval and continued approval for foster carers are in-line with Regulations and National Minimum Standards and best practice. Excellent time management and organisational skills are key for being successful in this role, due to tight deadlines and ensuring our Quality Assurance Department is running a safe and effective operation.
About the Role
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Quality Assurance Manager ADM to join our team at Outcomes First Group. The role involves working closely with the Director of Quality Assurance – Fostering, and the wider Quality and Compliance Team to ensure the highest quality service for our carers, young people and children, whilst putting a focus on the security and safety for all stakeholders. Your duties will involve the Agency Decision Making for specific Fostering Agencies, undertaking Panel Chair appraisals, managing stage 3 complaint panels and collating and analysing safeguarding information for your Agencies on a weekly basis to report to senior managers. The Quality Assurance Manager will also work closely with the Fostering Quality Assurance Team to ensure all decisions are in the best interest of the children in our foster care, whilst making sure the principles of quality assurance contribute to the best outcomes for their welfare.
- Qualified and registered social worker with at least 3 years experience
- Demonstrable quality assurance management experience, preferably within a fostering setting.
- Proficient using CHARMS
- Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint
- Strong leadership skills
- Outstanding time management and organisation
- Confident communicator
About the Group
Outcomes First Group is the largest independent provider of high quality foster care and special needs education and care. We are a vital part of local communities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with a renowned reputation for quality and positive outcomes for the people we educate and care for.
Our divisional brands include Acorn Education and Care, National Fostering Group and Options Autism.
Why work for us?
- Holidays starting at 25 days per annum
- Extensive training suite
- Career development across the Group
- Professional support network
- “Your Wellbeing Matters"- access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services
- Employee Rewards Hub – access to discounts, offers and cashback with 100s of retailers
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer