Social Worker

23 January 2022
Full Time
Matlock County Hall, Smedley Street, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AG but there is a requirement to work across the region, this could mean working from Trent Bridge House in Nottingham.
Children, Families & Cultural Services
£32,234 - £36,922 per annum

This is an excellent opportunity to join Regional Adoption Agency, Adoption East Midlands, and to make a positive contribution to supporting adopted children and young people and their families.

We are looking for suitably qualified and experienced Social Work England registered social workers who have at least 3 years post qualifying experience, with excellent interpersonal and assessment skills.

You will be joining an established team of social workers within the Adoption Support Service based across Adoption East Midlands who specialise in co-developing and delivering a graduated support response to families. You will be instrumental in identifying the need for and facilitating support needs assessments, individual and group consultation, commissioning specialist therapeutic services via the Adoption Support Fund as well as holding cases where direct pieces of work are carried out with children/ adoptive parents. Alongside these higher-level support needs, you would also be involved in developing and supporting our programme of universal services which include information and resource sharing, co-delivering peer support opportunities and learning events and undertaking support telephone calls.

It is essential that you are IT literate and ideally have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and a willingness to use other IT packages. Given the nature of the role, a valid driving licence and access to a car is also essential (a taxi service will be provided where disability precludes this).

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

You will receive regular supervision and be part of a supportive team environment. You will be supported to continue to develop your skills and knowledge.

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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