Adoption Social Worker 2 x Full time posts

York, North Yorkshire
£31,339 to £35,754 per annum
03 Mar 2021
15 Mar 2021
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

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