Adopt London East is a Regional Adoption Agency hosted by Havering and provides a service on behalf of Havering, Newham, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and Tower Hamlets. We went live in October and are in the process of developing a quality service for our children and for adoptive families. This is a great opportunity to join a passionate and enthusiastic service at an exciting point of service development
Adoption Family Finding and Matching Social Worker
G7/8 - £34,794 to £43,590 (Plus Market Supplement of £4k)
We have social work positions in Recruitment and Assessment, Family Finding and in Adoption Support. In these positions, you will play a key role in the delivery of a highly effective adoption service working to improve outcomes for our children and families. You will be responsible for managing a caseload, carrying out high quality assessments and ensuring our children are safe. You will work in partnership with social workers in Local Authorities across the four Adopt London East Boroughs
Along with a social work qualification and HCPC registration, youwill possess a good knowledge of adoption social work and be able to apply this understanding to your practice
You will be an enthusiastic team player but able to workIndependently and take responsibility for your own work.
Above all you will have an enthusiasm for work in adoption and a commitment to working in partnership to develop and improve our service to our families.
The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.
The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Please note the CV's will not be accepted
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 01708 432770
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Sue May: Head of Service on email@example.com leaving a contact number.
The closing date for the receipt of applications is. 8th December 2019 however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.
You will be notified if your application has been successful. Interviews are scheduled for December 2019.
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 0203 373 0909.