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NLA - Adoption Social Worker - Adoption West

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Non South Gloucestershire Council post
Working Pattern:
Please See Advert Text
Advert Start Date:
05/12/2018
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 09/12/2018 23:59
Salary:
£30,756 - £33,136 per annum
Hours per week:
see advert
Job Category:
Non-Local Authority Job
Vacancy ID:
102773
Employment Location:
See job description

Job details 

Closing date:
9 Dec


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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Summary

This is not a Wiltshire Council vacancy therefore please contact the Adoption West direct for further information.

Adoption West will launch in January 2019 as a collaborative venture between Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Councils to provide a regional adoption service. Adoption West will operate via 3 hubs across the region. Each Adoption Hub will provide all aspects of adoption recruitment, assessment, family finding and the coordination of adoption support services.

Adoption West are preparing for their launch and are now looking to recruit social workers to join the Regional Adoption Agency, in the following posts:

B Bond Building, Bristol

Permanent, Full Time £30,756 - £33,136 per annum
Adoption Support Social Worker

Shire Hall, Gloucester

Permanent, Full Time £30,756 - £33,136 per annum
Adoption Support Social Worker
Recruitment and Assessment Social Worker

County Hall, Trowbridge
Permanent, Full Time £30,756 - £33,136 per annum
Adoption Support Social Worker
Recruitment and Assessment Social Worker

This is an exciting time to join Adoption West as we build on the solid foundations already in place, and aim to improve performance in meeting the needs of those children who require permanence through adoption.

You will need:

• A Social Work Qualification (degree or equivalent) and current registration with the HCPC

• Experience of working as a Social Worker with families or children

• An understanding of early life experiences such as trauma or abuse and the impact they can have on children and young people throughout their lives

• The ability to analyse complex information in order to make recommendations and informed decisions

• The ability to work both as part of a team, sharing knowledge and managing cases

• The ability to use your own initiative and work independently

• Experience of managing your own caseload and working to deadlines

These are full time positions requiring you to work flexibly. You will need to be able to travel around the hub area and on occasions across the region.

You will report to the hub manager and contribute to the delivery and development of effective adoption services, in accordance with Adoption Standards and Regulations.

Commitment

Adoption West will ensure you are supported in your role through supervision and training. You will be part of the development of a new service which will drive high standards and aim for excellence in the practice of adoption.

Adoption West is a learning organisation and are committed to enabling the post holder to grow and develop in the role.

If you have the experience, skills, knowledge and enthusiasm we are seeking and are looking for a new challenge then we look forward to hearing from you.

Additional Information

• Membership of a professional body or association. The job holder is responsible for payment of all professional fees, memberships, registrations or subscriptions and no reimbursement or contribution towards these will be provided by Adoption West

• This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and will require an Enhanced DBS check before appointment can be confirmed.

Confidentiality: Employees are expected to maintain the required level of confidentiality at all times in relation to their work.

Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully for full details of the essential and desirable criteria.

Find out more and apply

Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply (see below).

You can then make your application online by clicking the apply button at the bottom of this web page.

For further information please contact Alison Lewis, Adoption West Service Director. Email: alison.lewis@wiltshire.gov.uk Telephone: 07766780682

Adoption West is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All staff are expected to share this commitment. You will be expected to report any concerns relating to the safeguarding of children, young people or vulnerable adults in accordance with agreed procedures. If your own conduct in relation to the safeguarding of children, young people or vulnerable adults gives cause for concern, Adoption West’s child protection procedures will be followed.

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