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Part-Time Assessment Manager

Job Title: Part-Time Assessment Manager

Salary: Up to £37,000 per annum + £3,000 car allowance (pro rata)

Hours:  Between 15 and 20 hours per week. Flexible over 5 days. You may need to be available on occasion outside these hours to answer queries

Home Based covering Northern Ireland. You will also be expected to visit the office in Belfast occasionally.

As the largest Independent Fostering Agency we are looking for highly skilled practitioners to manage and co-ordinate a team of assessors, to ensure the approval of high quality Foster Carers, whilst ensuring Fostering Regulations, national minimum standards and regulatory requirements are met.

The Assessment Manager will manage the assessment element of an applicant’s ‘carer journey’. As part of the National Assessment Service, You will oversee applications to foster from receipt of positive initial visits through to presentation to a fostering panel if the assessment is successful. In addition the post holder will work with the Head of the National Assessment Service and Leading Assessment Managers to develop a pool of suitable freelance assessors, allocate assessments to assessors and supervise their work. This must be undertaken in a manner which ensures that NFA Group provides a high quality and professional services for local authorities placing children and young people.

You will be an experienced Social Worker with first-hand knowledge of fostering assessments and the ability to ensure that they are completed to a high standard in line with agency and regulatory requirements. You will possess excellent knowledge of relevant fostering policies, regulation and legislation.  You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be computer literate, with a current driving licence as this role will require travel to regional offices within the NFA group.

(Access NI check, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS England)/ Disclosure Scotland (PVG) Check.This post is considered a ‘Regulated Activity’ as outlined in Schedule 2 of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (NI) Order 2007.  An enhanced Access NI Application will be required if your application is successful.  This will include a barred list check. A policy statement for Kindercare’s use of Access NI is available on request.  Full details of Access NI’s Code of Practice is also available at www.accessni.gov.uk. Our Ex-offenders Policy is available on request as are our policies on secure handling, use, storage and retention of disclosure information)

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Permanent - Part Time


Up to £37,000 per annum + £3,000 car allowance (pro rata)


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