Fixed term contract for external applicants and/or secondment opportunity for existing Ealing Council employees for one year beginning 1 April 2022
Adopt London West RAA is a partnership service comprising the London Boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham and Hounslow and hosted by the London Borough of Ealing. The service recruits adopters and family finds for children across our partner agencies. We also offer support services to adoptive and special guardianship families.
The practice model and principles of our host Local Authority, Ealing has been incorporated into our approach in ALW, the Brighter Futures practice model is informed by our values and brings together key ideas from relationship and trauma-informed research, theory, and practice. We have a strong focus on relationships and purposeful partnership in our work. We work closely with social workers in our local authority partners to ensure that children’s needs are at the forefront of our work. We aim to build empathic, respectful, and trusting relationships with each other and with prospective adopters to ensure they are prepared well for the challenges of Adoption and understand the need to parent therapeutically.
Every child has the right to a safe and supportive family life. Adopt London West aspires to promote best practice across its adoption and special guardianship support services.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a social worker to join the Adopt London West Service in the Recruitment and Family Finding Team. We seek a social worker with experience of adoption, who is committed to innovative practice and assuring the best possible outcomes for children and adoptive families.
You will be passionate about what you do and committed to driving forward early permanence for children. Working closely with other professionals and childcare social workers across the Adopt London West Region, you will be able to undertake assessments to a high standard and to family find creatively for children with complex needs to ensure that plans for them are progressed.
You will hold a social work qualification and be Social Work England registered.
Ealing council is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Ealing Council follows safer recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.
The post holder will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and Ealing Council’s enhanced vetting process.
This role is deemed customer facing and as such you must have a command of spoken English which is sufficient to enable you to effectively perform the role. This requirement relates to Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016.
For further information please contact Maggie Sutton, team manager Adopt London West, on 020 8825 5953 or email email@example.com or Debbie Gabriel, head of service, on 020 8825 8815 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The position is for a fixed period of one year. External applicants will be offered a fixed-term contract and existing Ealing Council employees will be offered the opportunity of a secondment. Ealing Council employees must ensure a secondment release form is signed by their line manager before applying and emailed to HRSSC-RecruitmentTeam@ealing.gov.uk by the application closing date.