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

One Adoption South Yorkshire, Rotherham Office
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Children and Young People’s Services
Children’s Social Care, based at Riverside House in Rotherham
Salary details: Up to £38,890 & excellent benefits

Due to current Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions we are following Government advice, and this may result in interviews being held via Telephone or Teams.

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Application deadline 28th November 2021
Job location Rotherham
Hours per-week 37hrs
Salary £Up to £38,890 & excellent benefits

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

One Adoption South Yorkshire, Rotherham Office
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Children and Young People’s Services
Children’s Social Care, based at Riverside House in Rotherham
Salary details: Up to £38,890 & excellent benefits

Due to current Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions we are following Government advice, and this may result in interviews being held via Telephone or Teams.

Key benefits of working at Rotherham Council’s Children and Young People’s service are:

• You will be joining an authority Ofsted rate as Good
• Manageable caseloads.
• Strong management support and oversight with approachable and supportive senior managers
• Regular reflective supervision
• Excellent professional learning & development opportunities – guaranteed 15 days per year, underpinned by the Rotherham Family Approach which incorporates ‘Signs of Safety’, ‘Restorative Approaches’, and ‘Social Pedagogy’ as our methodological approach and framework
• Bespoke Learning Academy to support practitioners
• Excellent social work case management and reporting systems making your job easier

• A positive learning environment to enhance your social work career.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
With new leadership in place and a heartfelt pledge to provide a best practice centre of excellence, we are committed to cultivating a positive, performance-led culture underpinned by plenty of support at all levels. Increasing the number of our teams and upgrading our systems we have reduced caseloads and paperwork, giving our staff more time to dedicate to building relationships that matter. We are confident that you will be joining an organisation that is rewarding in every sense. And most importantly, that will serve our community to the highest possible standards.
Rotherham Adoption Service have joined One Adoption South Yorkshire Regional Adoption Agency, a partnership model with Sheffield, Barnsley and Doncaster. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the development of adoption services across all four areas.

The Adoption Team focus is on:
• Recruiting and assessing adopters for children when the plan is permanency through adoption.
• An opportunity to be part of developing the services of the Regional Adoption Agency
• Working closely with colleagues 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.
• Collaborative working with colleagues across the region to develop and deliver a Communications Plan to increase the number of adoptive families available.
• Quality preparation, training, and support of adopters pre and post adoption order.
• Developing working relationships with other Adoption Agencies and partners.
ABOUT YOU
We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Social Worker to join the Adoption Team. The service is committed to developing and maintaining good practice in all areas of adoption including permanence planning and transition and increasing the number of adopters and timeliness of adoption placements.
You will have a sound knowledge of Child Care and Adoption legislation and ideally have three years post qualifying experience, and experience of Adoption work to meet the Adoption Regulations criteria for preparation of Adoption reports.
You will possess a professional qualification e.g. CQSW, CSS, DipSW or equivalent and registered with Social Work England
You will be able to negotiate tactfully when dealing with potential conflict.
You will be capable of accurate reporting and the communication of sometimes complex information to a variety of audiences.
You will be passionate about maximising a child’s life chances.

You will care.

If you are interested in joining our enthusiastic and committed Team, or have any questions or would like an informal discussion, please contact Jill Stanley or Helen Mangham regarding the roles. Please email them at helen-SServs.mangham@rotherham.gov.uk and jill.stanley@rotherham.gov.uk

Closing Date: 28th November
Shortlisting: 30th November
Interviews: 7th December

How to apply


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