Sessional Assessors

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Casual / Seasonal / Bank / Permanently Variable hours
Working Pattern:
As and when required
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
31/05/2021 23:59
£18.00 - £19.39 per hour
Hours per week:
To be determined by each assessment allocated
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Stockton on Tees
Number of posts:
Closing date:
31 May
Further Information

Does Flexible Temporary Working appeal to you, where you are in control of how much, or how little you wish to work?
Adoption Tees Valley is the Regional Adoption Agency for the 5 Local Authorities of Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Stockton.
ATV is seeking suitably qualified and experienced social workers to be part of the Pool of Casual Assessors, who can undertake temporary work when requested, to help the service progress timely assessment of prospective adopters.
The service has set ambitious targets for the number of adopters who are approved within the year, in order that we can find families for the children who require adoption, in the Tees Valley area, and reduce delay in helping them to achieve permanence. In order to meet our timescales, we are seeking to appoint a pool of Casual Assessors, who will be willing to take on work, and be part of the extended team at ATV.
Work is paid hourly, inclusive of holiday pay, and our estimate is around 60 hours per assessment.
You will receive supervision on at least 3 occasions during the assessment, induction training, and on going training as required, to help you maintain team requirements. You will be invited to attend 2 hours team meeting per month, also to help you maintain the team standards, and communications. We value all of our staff and Casual Sessional Staff are part of our team too.
The role involves allocation meeting; undertaking the assessment, which currently is mostly through use of video conferencing; following up on checks and references; writing the PAR, presentation to panel, and a handover visit.
Please ensure you refer to the Job Description and the essential and desirable criteria in the Person Specification when completing the Personal Statement on the application form, as this information is used to select candidates for interview.