Adoption Assessment and Recruitment Social Worker – One Adoption South Yorkshire
£41,496 & excellent benefits (Pay award pending)
Social Worker
26th Nov, 2023
Job description

Adoption Assessment and Recruitment Social Worker – One Adoption South Yorkshire, Rotherham

 Full Time Post: Permanent post


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THE RAA VISION is for One Adoption South Yorkshire to be an outstanding Adoption Agency developing the local adoption community to provide families for those children who need them and ongoing support to those families as required.

KEY BENEFITS of working for One Adoption South Yorkshire:

Strong management support and oversight with approachable and supportive senior managers

Regular reflective supervision

Professional learning & development opportunities

Opportunity to be part of the continuing development of the One Adoption South Yorkshire Regional Adoption Agency


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time Adoption Social Worker to join the One Adoption South Yorkshire Regional Adoption Agency in Rotherham.  You will be responsible for recruiting, assessing, training and supporting adopters who can meet the needs of children with an adoption plan. As part of your role you will also be an Early Permanence Champion which includes monitoring unborn’s and considering if EPP would be appropriate. You will be working with colleagues who are passionate about achieving the best outcomes for children in a Team of enthusiastic and committed workers.

The Regional Adoption Agency’s focus is on:

Recruiting and assessing adopters for children when the plan is permanency through adoption.

An opportunity to be involved in developing recruitment, assessment, preparation and support of adopters within the Regional Adoption Agency.

Working with colleagues across the RAA to achieve timely adoption placement.

Promoting Early Permanence for children whose plan is adoption to ensure children are placed in adoption placements at the earliest opportunity and promote EPP within the recruitment of adopters.



We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Social Worker to join the Adoption Team based in Rotherham.

You will have a sound knowledge of Child Care and Adoption legislation and have three years post qualifying experience, including experience of Adoption work to meet the Adoption Regulations criteria for preparation of Adoption reports.

You will possess a social work qualification and be registered with Social Work England

You will be able to work with others to develop practice across One Adoption South Yorkshire  

You will have good assessment skills and the ability to present information to a variety of audiences in written and verbal form.   

You will be passionate about maximising a child’s life chances and securing permanence at the earliest opportunity.

If you are interested in joining One Adoption South Yorkshire Rotherham Team, have any questions or would like an informal discussion, please contact Jill Stanley or Wendy Caster regarding the post at or

Closing Date: 26th November 2023

Shortlisting to be completed on 28th November.

Interviews to be held on 6th & 7th December.

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