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Social Worker in Adoption Services

Location: SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, ESSEX Salary: 29323.00 - 35444.00 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Care Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: N/A
Posted: 10 months ago Reference: 3115841
Southend on Sea Borough Council is looking to recruit a qualified Social Worker to join the Southend Adoption Team. This vacancy is being offered on a full time, Fixed Term Contract basis for 11 months. The team consists of 6 social workers, a manager and 2 administrators and covers all aspects of adoption work. This is an excellent opportunity for a social worker who wishes to widen their knowledge of the adoption process and be a part of a small friendly team.

The purpose of your role will be to provide professional and comprehensive casework to children/young people their families and adopters by offering an efficient and effective social work service. You will recruit, assess and support prospective adopters to ensure that the care they provide meets the needs of the individual child. Locating them in both their immediate and extended social circles you will develop practice which takes a holistic view of the individual having full regard of their education, social, recreational and health needs.

You must have a recognised Social Work qualification and registration with the HCPC. The successful applicant will be involved in the recruitment, assessment and support of prospective adopters. Alongside this you will have the opportunity to be involved in finding families for children requiring adoption and in supporting the child’s social worker in negotiating through the adoption process therefore, knowledge and understanding of adoption legislation is essential. Experience of multi-disciplinary working with children and families will also be useful in this role. The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.
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