Social Work Support Officer

17 October 2021
Full Time, Part Time
37 & 18.5
Base: County Hall, Loughborough Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP. Various areas (Nottingham and Matlock) but with some agreed home working
Children, Families & Cultural Services
£20,493 - £23,080 per annum
£20,493 - £23,080 per annum (pro rata)

This is an excellent opportunity to join Adoption East Midlands, the Regional Adoption Agency delivering adoption services on behalf of Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire, Derby City and Derbyshire, and make a positive contribution to helping children, young people and their families. The posts are in the Recruitment and Stage One Team and Adoption Support.

We are looking for enthusiastic team orientated people, who have excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) and are able to build effective working relationships with adoptive parents and colleagues alike. This is an integral role within the adoption team offering valuable day to day support to a team of Social Workers as well as being the first point of contact for those seeking our service and support. We are looking for people who can be flexible, multi-task, work to deadlines, are able, on occasions to work outside office hours and undertake work in the community when needed.

It is essential that you have a good working knowledge of Miscrosoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook. You will be educated to GSCE Grade C or above in English and Maths or demonstrate evidence of competency at this standard.

You will be also expected to contribute to improving outcomes for children and families and understand the concept of safeguarding children and young people.

You will receive regular supervision and be part of a supportive team environment and be able to access training to further their learning.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact; Adoption Team Manager : Louise Copping (Stage One) on 0115 8040168 or Helen Redford (Adoption Support) 0115 804 0161

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full-time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

Nottinghamshire County Council strives to ensure that it goes beyond the requirements of the Equalities Act and prides itself on being  accredited as a Disability Confident Organisation. Therefore, the County Council encourages applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

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