Professional Adviser for Adoption

Council House, Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge, DY8 2AA
£42,261 to £45,140 per annum
09 Aug 2019
11 Sep 2019
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Dudley is focussed, ambitious and creative

Dudley is an ambitious local authority and a great place to develop your career.

We recognise the importance of investing in our workforce and are committed to giving you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills through our learning and development offer provided by our innovative and highly valued Centre for Professional Practice ( Where you will be trained in Restorative Practice the basis of how we work with children and families in Dudley.

In Dudley we are passionate about the wellbeing of our children, young people and families. Our vision is that Dudley borough is a place where children and young people thrive. Where each child gets a good start in life, where families are supported to be independent, responsible and successful and where the most vulnerable children are protected. In our recent inspection Ofsted stated that the experiences and progress of children in care and care leavers was “Good”.

We have developed a career pathway for all staff. Our successful programme supports not only newly qualified social workers but also invests in continuing professional development including through our membership of Research in Practice and our bespoke and enhanced training programme for all.

Working for Dudley you will receive:

  • Manageable cases load
  • A comprehensive learning and development package
  • High quality professional supervision
  • Supportive and collaborative team working
  • Excellent progression opportunities
  • A significantly streamlined IT system allowing more time away from admin and more time to work with children and their families

Hours:  37 per week

Salary:  Grade 10

This is an exciting new role that has developed following the launch of the Regional Adoption Agency, Adoption@Heart. Adoption@Heart delivers adoption services on behalf of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton local authorities.

As a local authority we need adoptive placements for our children, therefore we require someone who has a sound knowledge of adoption.  You will provide professional advice to the Agency Decision Maker (ADM) and colleagues internally and ensure arrangements for the ADM are in place.

In this new role you will drive early permanence, reduce timescales in achieving adoption and other permanent outcomes where children cannot grow up in their birth family. In this role you will work alongside colleagues in the social work teams across Dudley and Adoption@Heart.

NB.  We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date should a large number of applications be received

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