Bring your social work knowledge and skills to adoption. If you haven’t worked in an adoption team before, this is an opportunity to extend your expertise and apply it in the field of adoption.

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Posted
Application deadline 6th October 2019
Job reference 900267
Job location Sheffield
Hours per-week 37
Salary £34,788 - £37,849 Grade 8

Bring your social work knowledge and skills to adoption. If you haven’t worked in an adoption team before, this is an opportunity to extend your expertise and apply it in the field of adoption. Adoption support is about assessing needs and helping families get the assistance they require. If you have worked in children’s services for at least three years since qualifying and have progressed to level 2 then you will be well positioned to work in adoption support.

You will have the opportunity to undertake additional training that you might need to support you with the more specialist elements of the job but many skills are directly transferable. You will be able to carry out direct work with children and use your knowledge and skills in attachment, trauma and relationship based working to support adoptive families. We complete the whole range of social work tasks from single assessments, group work, training right through to commissioning therapeutic support packages via the Adoption Support Fund and delivering therapeutic support ourselves. Please see the attached outline of a typical day in an adoption support workers diary.

There are two full time social work posts within the Adoption Support Team. We welcome applications from those already working in adoption but also from those working in wider children’s services.

There is a strong team ethos and it is expected that the successful applicant will be a team player as well as be able to work independently.

In return the successful candidates will receive regular and good quality supervision and support as well as being able to play a part in shaping and evolving a service which addresses the changes in policies and requirements from central government.

We recently received ‘Good’ in the recent Sheffield Children Services Ofsted Inspection.

Because we pride ourselves on excellent standards you must be highly motivated and committed to improving your practice via continuous professional development. You will be HCPC registered and willing to complete an enhanced DBS. Use of a car would be desirable.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful candidates are to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. We welcome applications from everyone. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

How to apply


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