Social Worker - Adoption@Heart

Various locations across the City of Wolverhampton
£36,922 - £41,881
19 Aug 2021
06 Sep 2021
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Social Worker – Adoption@Heart

1 x 37 hour per week

1 x 18.5 hours per week

Develop your career in social work at City of Wolverhampton Council.

Adoption@Heart is a Regional Adoption Agency working on behalf of Wolverhampton, Walsall, and Dudley Councils and Sandwell Children’s Trust. We are currently recruiting to a Social Worker to work in the Recruitment & Assessment Team.

Taking pride in our work, we always place children and families at the heart of every decision.

We are looking for people like you, who are committed to developing the highest levels of innovative and creative practice with children and adoptive parents to help them achieve good outcomes.  As advocates of a strength-based approach to social work, we will also look after you, investing in your training in Restorative Practice, giving you the best possible range of methods and strategies to prevent and resolve situations that you might encounter, all with a highly competitive salary.

You should have:

  • Dedication to working directly with children, adoptive parents and birth families to ensure that their voices are heard, and their needs are met.
  • A strong commitment to making a difference by ensuring the best outcomes for children and families
  • The ability to be able to work with colleagues and deliver evidence-based approaches within your practice.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organisation skills
  • The ability to work with partners and other agencies
  • Social Work England registration
  • Completed the Assessed Year of Employment or an equivalent post qualifying pathway

These posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

As part of the interview process, candidates will be required to undertake:

o A Children’s panel interview

o A written exercise

o A panel interview

For further information on these posts please contact:

Written exercises will be held on Wednesday 15 September 2021

Children's panel interviews will take place on Saturday 18 September 2021

Formal panel interviews will take place week commencing 4 October 2021

For information on working in Social Care for City of Wolverhampton Council please go to:

Please note a separate advert will be placed for Newly Qualified Social Workers as and when vacancies occur, as you will be supported by the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme.

More Social Worker roles may become vacant across Children’s Services during this recruitment campaign therefore if you are deemed as appointable following the interview process you may be offered an alternative post.

As you will be aware, due to COVID-19 we may be unable to meet with you in person, in which case arrangements will be made to undertake the recruitment process virtually.  Further details will be sent out to shortlisted candidates after the closing date has passed.

You will be notified on the outcome of your application form as soon as possible after the closing date.

City of Wolverhampton Council are committed to representing Wolverhampton’s diverse community and therefore strongly encourage applications from all applicants meeting the essential criteria. The council operates a guaranteed interview policy for disabled candidates, those who have previously been under our care and are over the age of 25 and veterans who have served in the military, where it is evidenced that the essential criteria of the post are met.

Our application system is anonymous, this means recruitment interview panel members will not receive details of your name or date of birth unless you are invited to attend an interview. We are not able to hide personal information from any attachments that you upload so we request that you remove your name, date of birth and any personal information from any supporting documentation. The shortlisting panel will receive your candidate pack in full (including any attachments) showing your candidate number. If you are invited to attend an interview, panel members will be provided with your name.

Redeployees closing date Friday 27 August 2021

Internal and external candidates closing date Sunday 5 September 2021

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