Recruiter: Hays

Social Worker - Adoption

£34,723 to £40,478 per annum | East of England | Date posted 01 Mar 2023
Our vision is A Southend Where All Children Achieve Success. By joining Southend City Council as a Social Worker/Advanced Practitioner/Team Manager you will be key in making our vision a reality for all children. You will be joining a service where we demonstrate with pride that:
  • All paths lead back to the child
  • We spend time getting to know each child and their story
  • We do what we say we're going to do
  • We work with the whole family
  • No matter what, we aim to make things better.
You will provide support to work to the highest standard using our model of practice, Restorative Practice, to deliver the vision. You will access a professional social work development offer, that has been designed with social workers, whatever stage you are at in your career. You will be given regular restorative supervision and separate supervision focussing on development and evidencing your SWE registration. We want everyone to take a lead in an area of interest for your team and you will explore this with your line manager. We have posts in a number of teams so please contact our recruitment partner, Hays, to discuss the teams we are currently recruiting to.

Your new role
Southend Council are looking to appoint a part time 18.5 hours perm week, permanent Social Worker with adoption experience. The hours are flexible, but you must be able to work on Tuesdays.

Working in a busy team of social workers, management and administrators, this role needs an experienced individual who can hit the ground running as it will cover all aspects of adoption work.
The successful applicant will be involved in the recruitment, assessment and support of prospective adopters. Alongside this they will have the opportunity to be involved in finding families for children requiring adoption and in supporting the child’s social worker in negotiating through the adoption process.
You will maintain adequate case recording on Care First as directed in the service procedures and attend panels, conferences, reviews and court as required for each case, presenting the Council's plans and opinions with professionalism and integrity.
There is also an increasing opportunity to support young people and adults in a post adoption capacity.
In return we will offer professional supervision; appraisal and regular training.

Within this position, hybrid working opportunities are available, however a flexible approach is needed as you will be required to be on site and to travel around the city.

What you'll need to succeed
To be successful in this position you must be able to work in the UK, have a recognised Social Work qualification and be registered with the Social Work England and have completed your ASYE.

You must have previous adoption service experience, as well as knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations guidance & policy issues. You need to have experience of multi-disciplinary working, with children and families as well as practice experience of applying assessment skills within a statutory social work setting.

What you'll get in return
When joining the council as a Social Worker, you can enjoy a range of benefits including: - flexible working, salary car sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities. They are committed to ensure that you are supported in this challenging role with the appropriate level of training.
A full list of benefits provided by Southend Council can be viewed on the "Why Work For Us?" tab.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply online' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Nathalie Storozynski at Hays on 01702 762130. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career. #3716735


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Job ref: 3716735
Application deadline:
01 Mar 2028