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Adoption Social Worker - Charity

  • Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + benefits
  • Location: South Yorkshire
  • Date posted: 02-08-2019
  • Sector: Private & Voluntary, Adoption, Social Work
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: HQ00006231_1564753956

As the Adoption Social Worker, you will be involved in recruitment, training and assessment of Prospective Adopters. You do not necessarily have to have been an Adoption/Family Placement Social Worker previously but experience within Child Protection, Court, Fostering or Looked after Children's teams is necessary along with assessment skills. This is a Maternity Cover position.

This Charity is striving to be "Outstanding" rated by Ofsted and to be successful, you will need to have an enthusiastic approach to match this organisation's ambitions and ethos and child-centred approach. This charity prides themselves on training and CPD and are advocates for an excellent work-life balance.

What is on offer for you as the Adoption Social Worker:

  • Half-day Fridays
  • Double bank holidays & Christmas off
  • Mileage paid at 0.45 ppm
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Excellent CPD training
  • Own desk & car park space
  • Being a part of the development of the charity
  • Small and friendly team

Duties and Responsibilities for you as the Adoption Social Worker:

  • Supporting families (post-adoption support)
  • Recruiting, Assessing, Matching & Training potential adoptive parents
  • Counselling
  • Planning & Implementing programmes
  • Working relationships with other agencies

Requirements for you as the Adoption Social Worker:

  • A recognised Social Work qualification (Degree/Diploma)
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Experience of working within an Adoption Service or within Child Protection, Court, Looked after Children, Kinship or Fostering teams
  • Experience of completing assessments
  • A working knowledge and understanding of the current legislation and frameworks relevant to Children Social Care and Adoption

Location: South Yorkshire

Salary: Up to £34,500

Please follow the instructions on this website, or alternatively contact Jamil Olweny on 0118 948 5555 or for further details and please do be sure to leave your contact details

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