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Adoption Support Social Worker

  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: 595
  • Published: Fri 03/12/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 12/12/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: 40270.5
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Havering

Grade  G7/8 -£35,751 - £44,790 (plus market supplement of £4k) 

Adopt London East is a Regional Adoption Agency hosted by Havering and provides a service on behalf of Havering, Newham,  Barking and Dagenham and Tower Hamlets. We went live in October 2019 and continue to develop a quality service for our children and for adoptive families. This is a great opportunity to join a passionate and enthusiastic service at an exciting point of service development.

Adoption Support Social Worker for Adopt London East providing adoption support across 4 East London Boroughs. 

  • Undertaken comprehensive adoption support assessments and ensure delivery of the support plan 
  • Apply for funding from ASF and other bodies to enable identified support packages to be delivered
  • Work with colleagues across the four boroughs to ensure adopters in need of support are identified and that all professionals work together to provide a unified service

About the job

We have a social work position in Adoption Support. In this position, you will play a key role in the delivery of a highly effective adoption support service working to improve outcomes for our children and families. You will be responsible for managing a caseload, carrying out high quality assessments and ensuring our children are safe. You will work in partnership with social workers in Local Authorities across the four Adopt London East Boroughs.

About you

Along with a social work qualification and HCPC registration, you will possess a good knowledge of adoption social work and be able to apply this understanding to your practice.

You will be an enthusiastic team player but able to work Independently and take responsibility for your own work.

Above all you will have an enthusiasm for work in adoption and a commitment to working in partnership to develop and improve our service to our families.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Belinda Bhatti Belinda.Bhatti@havering.gov.uk 

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 12th December 2021, however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

You will be notified if your application has been successful.  Interview date to be scheduled. 

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 01708 432770.

The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.

The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

Please view Job Profile here
  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: 595
  • Published: Fri 03/12/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 12/12/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: 40270.5
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Havering