Social Worker

Posted 18 May 2023
Salary £35360 - £41000 per annum + Amazing Benefits
Job type Permanent
Discipline Social Work Fostering
Contact NameDavid Walsh

Job description

A Charity with a 'Good' Ofsted rating are looking for a Qualified Social Worker to join their Adoption team. This is a permanent position.

This is a Social Worker role in their Family Placement service (Fostering & Adoption) and is responsible for providing a social work service to foster carers/adopters and children/young people to ensure that the best outcomes for children and young people is achieved at all times in line with all statutory and regulatory requirements, alongside their policies and procedures. The role will also contribute to the development of the service by working collaboratively with Family Placement colleagues undertaking such activities as recruitment and training and supporting the wider Family Placement agenda.

Benefits for you as an Adoption Social Worker:

  • Manageable Caseloads
  • A great work life balance and work culture
  • Training and support from managers
  • Competitive Salary
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service-related sick pay from day 1

Your responsibilities as an Adoption Social Worker:

  • Maintain accurate case recording at all times
  • Completion of PAR/Adoption assessments
  • Attend relevant multi agency meetings such as LAC reviews
  • Representing the organisation at internal and external meetings
  • Family Finding
  • Linking & Matching
  • Producing qualitative reports to be shared with relevant external agencies (e.g. Court, Local Authority, regulatory bodies)
  • Partake in participation and consultation events with adopters, children & young people
  • Training delivery in both Group and Individual settings
  • Undertaking project work as and when required

Requirements of you as an Adoption Social Worker:

  • Relevant Social Work Qualification such as DipSW, CSS, CQSW
  • Valid Social Work registration - HCPC/CCWales/SSSC/NISCC
  • Demonstrable knowledge of relevant Family Placement legislation
  • Demonstrable and applied knowledge of child protection procedures
  • Understanding of the role of children's Social Workers; knowledge of the role of other agencies in particular, health and education; knowledge of the growth and development of children
  • Experience of undertaking assessments

Salary scale - up to £41,000 d.o.e + Benefits

What do you get from working with me?

  • CV enhancement
  • Application form enhancement
  • Access to many jobs in the market
  • One central point of contact
  • Interview preparation assistance
  • Expert consultation
  • Questions answered.
  • Offer negotiation.

I am also offering a referral bonus of £250.00 to anyone who refers a social work professional to our agency that is successfully placed.

Please feel free to contact me anytime to discuss the above or other opportunities that you would like me to seek for you.