Social Worker - Adoption@Heart

Various locations across the City of Wolverhampton
£37,568.00 - £42,614.00
20 Jun 2022
17 Jul 2022
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Social Worker – Adoption@Heart

Grade 7 - £37,568 - £42,614 

Location - Flexible between home and office or any other suitable location across the Black Country region or Adoption@Heart Hub (Priory Green)

1 x Full Time permanent post – working in the Recruitment & Assessment Team

1 x Full Time permanent post – working in the Adoption Support Team

It’s about people like you making a real difference…


This is an exciting time to join the City of Wolverhampton Council as a social worker.

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.

If you are someone who is passionate and tenacious, wants to do the best job possible and is committed to excellent social work practice and achieving the very best for our Children, Young People and Families then we want to hear from you!

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

We invite applications from suitably experienced and qualified individuals.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For further details, please contact:

Recruitment & Assessment Team vacancy: Carol Moses,

Adoption Support Team vacancy: Dawn Deans,

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

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

Written exercises will be held on 03.08.22

Children's panel interviews will take place on 08.08.22

Formal panel interviews will take place on 23.08.22


We are committed to building a workforce that is reflective of the diverse community we serve. We want to attract the best applications from people of all backgrounds and underrepresented groups because we strongly believe in adding value through diversity, inclusion, and equality. Our employees enable us to deliver services that are accessible, inclusive, and reflective of Wolverhampton residents.

We encourage, inspire and value an inclusive culture here at the council where employees can flourish, thrive and be themselves. We have four staff equality forums for employees to join. These help to ensure our workforce has a voice, employees feel empowered to speak up and where everyone is treated with respect - Learn more here

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