Social Worker/Senior Social Worker, Adoption Team

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 04/12/2023 23:59
Grade 7/8 (SCP 26-36) £34,834 - £44,428 pro rata per annum plus payment of an Essential Car User Allowance of £1239 per annum and 2 % Recruitment and Retention Allowance.
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Work - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Sandhill Centre, Sunderland
Number of posts:
Closing date:
4 Dec
Further Information


Social Worker/Senior Social Worker, Adoption Team
Grade 7-8 (SCP 26-36)  £34,834 - £44,428 pro rata per annum plus an Essential Car User Allowance: £1239 per annum and 2% Recruitment and Retention Allowance.
Part Time: 30 hours

You must have a minimum of one year’s post qualifying experience.  Completion of ASYE is desirable, but not essential.

This is an exciting and challenging time to join our OFSTED rated Good, Independent Adoption Agency-Together For Children Adoption Sunderland. Together for Children have been commissioned by Sunderland City Council to provide adoption services for children and young people in Sunderland.

The agency, established in April 2017 provides an ideal opportunity to be innovative and do things differently to ensure the best possible outcomes for children and families. We are looking for skilled and experienced Social Workers who have the passion and drive to ensure that children in Sunderland who we care for, and provide adoptive homes for, achieve the best outcomes, and receive high quality services. The main tasks of the post will be the recruitment, training, assessment Family finding and post adoption support of adopters and children.  You will be working in an experienced, established and supportive team working with Children, foster carers, social workers and adopters. Laptops and mobile phones are provided to every social worker to make mobile and flexible working easier. We have introduced a career progression scheme which is underpinned by a professional learning and development plan. We ensure that all social workers receive regular, high-quality supervision.

The role involves travelling and a clean driving license and access to a car is required to be considered for the post. Applicants must have experience in the completion of good quality evidence-based assessments, hold a recognised Social Work qualification to degree level and previous links to the Adoption environment would be advantageous. 

Closing Date:  4 December, 2023
Interview Date: w/c 11 December, 2023

Please be advised if you have not heard from us six weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service

Together for Children is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  We expect all staff to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

As part of this commitment, we work collaboratively with our established employee networks:

• Accessibility Network
• LGBTQ+ Network
• Racial Equality Network

We welcome and encourage job applications from candidates regardless of their age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief or race, and background.

If you have a disability please do reach out to our Accessibility Network Chair to hear how we can support you during the recruitment process and if you are successful, in the workplace peoplesupport@togetherforchildren.org.uk

Please note
This job is closed for applications.