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Adoption Social Worker

A not for profit Fostering Charity is looking for an Adoption Social Worker based in Reading/London.

You will be recruiting and assessing foster carers in and around the Reading/London area.

This is a full-time and permanent position.

The core function is to manage the whole adoption process from initial interview through to assessment and then matching and placing children and providing generic post placement support.

You will need to have a background within a Fostering or Adoption Team as a Social Worker.

Ideally, within an Independent Organisation or Charity.

Benefits for you as the Adoption Social Worker:

  • Generous Annual leave

  • Mileage

  • Pension Scheme

  • Progression Opportunists

  • Sick Pay Scheme

  • Healthcare

  • Additional Benefits

Your responsibilities as the Adoption Social Worker:

  • To safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children in accordance with Policies and Procedures at all times

  • To take part in recruitment activities for prospective adopters for example information evenings, drop-in events

  • To undertake initial interviews

  • Develop, coordinate and deliver training to potential and approved families at all stages of their adoption journey

Requirements of you as the Adoption Social Worker:

  • A recognised Social Work qualification (Degree/DipSW/CQSW)

  • A valid Social Work England Registration

  • Experience of working within Fostering or Adoption

  • Demonstrable post qualification experience in child's social care

  • An understanding of child development and the impact on behaviour of interrupted development

Location: Reading/London

Salary: up to £37,000

Please follow the instructions on this website, or alternatively contact Tom McKenna on 0118 948 5555 or for further details and please do be sure to leave your contact details

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