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Adoption Social Worker 2 x Full time posts

City of York Council
York, North Yorkshire
£31,339 to £35,754 per annum
Closing date
15 Mar 2021

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Health and Social Care, Health, Children's Services, Safeguarding, Social Care
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time
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City of York Council’s adoption service is part of One Adoption North and Humber, a high performing regional adoption agency, and we are looking to appoint 2 adoption social workers for the York area. One Adoption is committed to providing timely, high quality services to meet the needs of Looked after Children who need permanence through adoption. This work involves the recruitment and assessment of prospective adopters, providing training and support, family finding for those children with an adoption plan and offering support to families when children are placed pre and post the making of an Adoption Order.

We are looking for enthusiastic, “can do” social workers to join our team and help make a difference to the lives of adopted children and their families.  You must be willing to work across the range of adoption services and be enthusiastic and committed to improving outcomes for children.  If this is you and you also meet the requirements of the post, then we would love to hear from you.

As this role is public facing, applicants will need to demonstrate, at interview, their competency to converse and provide advice and guidance to members of the public, in spoken English to CEFR level C1: Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously, almost effortlessly. Only a conceptually difficult subject can hinder a natural, smooth flow of language.

Relocation expenses, in accordance with the City of York Council’s Relocation Policy, may be available for the successful candidate subject to meeting the relevant criteria.

City of York Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful candidate to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The Council is highly committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact - Simon Fisher Group Manager -Permanence  07830 130401 or Rosie Appleby – Service Manager   07970 438692

Closing date:  Monday 15 March 2021 at 12 midnight

Interview date:  Monday 22 March 2021

Job Description


The City of York has a rich history stretching back nearly 2000 years; George VI once said that: 'The history of York is the history of England'. York has a wealth of heritage and history. York attracts over four million visitors a year and popular destinations include York Minster, which is the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe, the Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre. Tourism is an important industry in York and the city also has a thriving bioscience, technology and research sector, centred on the City's Science Park. Other major employers include Nestle, City of York Council and York Hospitals NHS Trust. York has excellent transport links, being on the East Coast Mainline and close to the A1M. From York seaside resorts such as Scarborough, Whitby and Filey or the North York Moors National Park are a short journey by road or rail.

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