Adoption Social Worker

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Closed for applications on 11/09/2023 23:59
£30,151 - £39,493 pro rata (plus pending pay award)
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Social Work - Children Service
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Are you passionate about working in a role where you contribute to helping children find permanency though adoption?

Adoption Tees Valley (ATV) has been hugely successful in finding families for the children referred, and has helped more siblings be placed together, more older children to be adopted, and more children who have additional needs. Due to the continued success at achieving adoption for children who have an adoption plan, we now have investment in our growth as a Regional Adoption Agency.

We continue to build our adoption support service and are committed to adoption support for all children and families from the time the child moves into the family.

At ATV, we believe every employee has a contribution to make, and helps make this a great team.

Here’s what ATV staff said in our recent survey:

‘I have always felt so passionate about being involved in creating the best possible outcomes for vulnerable children. I feel like everyone at ATV shares this passion and uses their high levels of knowledge, skills and experience to find loving families for vulnerable children across the Tees Valley, who are unable to live with their birth family for whatever reason.’

‘I feel listened to, I have the opportunity to shape the services offered by ATV such as training “Family and Friends”, I have really supportive managers, I am trusted to get on with my work, I feel valued, I’m allowed to be creative in devising new tools.’

We are now seeking to appoint:

1 permanent part time Adoption Social Worker 32.5 hours per week, to join our adoption support team, providing direct support for families and children, and working with the social work and education adoption support workers.

1 temporary for 2 years, full time Adoption Social Worker, to join our adoption support team, providing direct support for families and children, and working with the social work and education adoption support workers. (Consideration will be given to those within the 5 Local authorities of Tees Valley for opportunity of a secondment to this post)

You will receive regular supervision and support from our experienced managers, and from colleagues, regular training and CPD opportunities, and an opportunity to contribute your skills and thinking to the development of the Regional Adoption Service.

For a more detailed discussion please contact Louise Addison, Deputy Service Manager or Lynne Cardwell Adoption Support Team Manager on 01642 526400

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is not a UKVI Sponsor therefore we are unable to provide visa sponsorship.

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This job is closed for applications.