Social Workers (Adoption)

Coventry, Warwick and/or Worcester
Full time salary Grade J = £30,756 - £33,136 pa; Full Time Grade K = £33,136 - £35,229 pa
21 May 2018
30 May 2018
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The Role

There are currently Social Worker vacancies in the service, permanent and full time. These are in the: 

• ACE Hub - which is responsible for the recruitment, preparation, assessment and support to adoptive families. The post holder will be primarily assessing and supporting families in south Warwickshire and Worcestershire. 

• ACE Spoke – responsible for working closely with Children Social Work Teams in family finding for children and providing support services to adoptive families. You will be supporting families in the Coventry and central and north Warwickshire areas. 

ACE is also seeking to recruit a pool of suitably experienced Social Workers who will undertake adopter and non-agency adoption assessments on an occasional basis.  You will be on a zero hour contract and paid an hourly rate of £26.53. 

Key Requirements

All applicants need to have knowledge of children social work and adoption practice and a strong commitment to ensuring permanency for children in care. You must be prepared to work in a dynamic and new environment as our aim is to ensure that children are placed with their adoptive parents as soon as possible. Also that we have a sufficient and diverse range of well supported adoptive parents who can meet the needs of children requiring permanency.

This is a regional initiative and a flexible approach to working practices and an ability to travel across the region if necessary, will be required. If you are interested in the in occasional work you must be experienced in completing prospective adopter assessments and be able to work independently and meet timescales. It would be possible to work from office sites based in Coventry, Warwick or Worcester.

For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information & How to Apply

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

For further information about the role please contact Louise Hathaway, Operations Manager, or Brenda Vincent, Lead Manager for ACE, or contact the office on 0300 369 0556.

Closing Date: Monday 28 May 2018

Interview Date: Wednesday 6 June 2018

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Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).

Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification

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