Social Worker (adoption)

Recruiter
Foster Care Associates
Location
Stoke Pound
Salary
£30,000 per annum
Posted
06 Aug 2017
Closes
19 Aug 2017
Sector
General
Contract Type
Full Time

Adopters for Adoption are looking to recruit a Social Worker who will be responsible for managing locally the day to day support and matching of children with adopters in line with Adoption regulation, standards and guidance. Your role will be homebased with a focus on the West Midlands area.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

Grow their local area in line with the business plan in terms of adopter recruitment, placements and ongoing support
Working with both internal staff and Independent Social Workers ensure that prospective adopters are thoroughly prepared and rigorously assessed and approved to become adoptive parents in a sensitive and empowering manner
Oversee family finding activities for cases in the West Midlands and ensure best practice
Ensure that adopters receive the best possible support pre and post order
Attending meetings, chairing review meetings and managing adoption support groups and ongoing activities in your area in line with the wider service
Ensure internal and independent adoption Social Workers deliver their required tasks to the highest standards and without unnecessary delay by carrying out regular formal and informal supervision of social workers as detailed in the supervision agreement
Provide consultation to Independent Social Workers
Performance manage the agency social workers and help to address individual and team learning and development needs effectively and efficiently
Work collaboratively with the Head of Service and team in reviewing and developing the VAA in accordance with related legislation, regulations and national and local priorities. To undertake projects and other pieces of work as required in achieving this aim

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:

Hold a Social Work qualification as recognised by the HCPC or equivalent body
Registered as a social worker with the HCPC
Experience of working with children and families
A proven ability to produce a high standard of report writing and high level of skills in written and oral presentation of information (including data analysis using IT such as Excel or similar)
Experience of assessment of adopters
To be able to evidence an understanding and practical application of the use of IT and electronic communications, including the use of Microsoft Office

This is a part time position (21 hours per week), with a salary of between £30- £35k per annum pro rata + benefits.

Adopters for Adoption is committed to equality in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunities employer. We reserve the right to withdraw this advert without notification. Please be aware we do not work with Recruitment Agencies.