Adoption Social Worker
The starting salary for this position is £18,141 per annum based on an 18 hour working week, pro-rata to £36,282.
Adoption South East (ASE) is a regional adoption agency delivering adoption services on behalf of four local authorities: Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex and Brighton and Hove.
We are now looking for a qualified and experienced Social Worker to join our Woking office for 18 hours per week.
The role is largely providing support to adopted adults living in Surrey who wish to access their adoption records, but may also include other areas of adoption work, including non-agency adoption assessments ordered by the courts.
The role would be partially office based, given the need to work with confidential adoption records although some work can be undertaken from home, in agreement with the service.
To be considered for shortlisting for this position your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence:
- That you are a qualified social worker, registered with Social Work England
- Knowledge of adoption practice and legislation
- Strong commitment to securing permanency for children through adoption
- Use of research and evidence-based practice
- Commitment to inclusive practice
- Ability to work autonomously
This role will require travel around the county, so you will need to have a full and valid driving licence and access to a vehicle.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 12th April 2023.
In person Interviews will take place on 20th April 2023 at our Woking offices.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service (pro-rata for part-time hours), a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.