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Social Worker - Adoption

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/18313/23694
  • Published: Wed 11/05/2022, 12:26 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 07/06/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,382 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Woking

The starting salary for the role is £35,382 per annum, working 36 hours per week.

Adoption South East (ASE) is a regional adoption agency launched on April 1st 2020 and which delivers  adoption services on behalf of 4 local authorities (Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex and Brighton and Hove) under a partnership agreement. Currently have 1 full time and 1 part time vacancy owing to recent promotions within our Woking team.

ASE operates a ‘hub and spoke’ model, meaning that we have a small central hub in Lewes, East Sussex, and 4 spokes or offices, one in each local authority. Staff are all employed on local terms and conditions, and in this instance, the successful applicants would be employed by Surrey County Council with a base at Quadrant Court in Woking. However, since the start of the Covid19 pandemic our staff have adopted hybrid working, utilising Windows 10 devices, and Microsoft Office365 to enable them to work flexibly in ASE offices, at home and out in the community.

Social Workers in the team undertake stage 2 adoption assessments, run training sessions and information events for prospective adopters, undertake family finding for children with adoption plans, and adoption support assessments. We work closely with local authority Children’s Teams and other partner agencies such as CAMHS and independent adoption support providers to secure best outcomes.

To be shortlisted for interview your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence:

  • That you are a qualified social worker, registered with Social Work England.
  • Have a broad knowledge of social work practice and legislation.
  • Strong commitment to securing permanency for children through adoption.
  • Use of research and evidence-based practice
  • Commitment to inclusive practice
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Hold a full UK driving licence

A satisfactory enhanced DBS check would also be required as a condition of employment.

To learn more about us, visit our website: www.adoptionsoutheast.org.uk.

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For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 6th June 2022.

Interview dates to be confirmed.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Suzanne Chambers by e-mail at suzanne.chambers@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

Benefits

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/18313/23694
  • Published: Wed 11/05/2022, 12:26 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 07/06/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,382 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Woking

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