Adoption Social Worker

26 November 2023
Full Time
Trent Bridge House, Fox Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG26BJ
Children and Families
£36,648 - £41,418 per annum

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

We are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Social Work England registered Social Worker who has at least 3 years post qualifying experience, with excellent interpersonal and assessment skills. You will need to have worked with vulnerable children and be aware of their needs for permanency.

You will be joining an established team of Social Workers within the Recruitment, Assessment and Placement Team which cover Four Local Authorities these include Nottinghamshire, Nottingham City, Derby City and Derbyshire who specialise in the assessment and preparation of prospective adoptive parents. You will be instrumental in supporting prospective adopters at panel and in the home finding and placement of adoptive children, this will include training and the preparation of adopters. You will need to evidence an understanding of the importance of permanence for children and the need for therapeutic parenting. An ability to write clear, concise and analytical assessments is a core skill of this position.

It is essential that you are IT literate and ideally have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Power Point and Outlook. 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 and young people.

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. 

Whilst Adoption East Midlands have a central office base in West Bridgford, Nottingham, we are a regional adoption agency and welcome applicants from all parts of our region. 

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact: Recruitment, Assessment and Placement Team Manager, Jo Graney on 0115 9773583 or Lisa Drummond, Service Manager on 0115 8040013.


Appointment to this post is subject to a Disclosure and 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 Leader Organisation.

Therefore, the County Council encourages applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, religion, belief, pregnancy and maternity status, age or sexual orientation.

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