Social Workers Permanence Support Team, Adopt Thames Valley Regional Adoption Agency OCC
Adopt Thames Valley (hosted by Oxfordshire County Council)
£30,507-£36,876 pro rata per annum
Full-time post available full time preferred, but open to part-time applicants
Are you a passionate, qualified social worker with experience of working with children and families in a statutory setting? Are you interested in different ways of working in this field? Would you like to be involved in developing this growing service? We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated social workers to join this still expanding team. The Permanence Support Team is a specialist team providing post-order support to adopters, special guardians and their children, adults affected by adoption, and to birth families.
You will be joining a supportive team of aspirational, creative, skilled and committed social workers. The team works on 'the front line' undertaking short-term crisis work and working with placements at risk of disruption. They also undertake longer-term work with a strong preventative and therapeutic focus; so strong assessment and support planning skills are required. As projects develop, there will be more opportunities for group work; training; direct work with children and families and providing therapeutic interventions.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of developing this Regional Adoption Agency. Adopt Thames Valley (ATV) launched in December 2017. It was formed by Bracknell, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham, Reading, Swindon and Oxfordshire to provide regional Permanence Support Services. It is hosted by Oxfordshire County Council with offices in Oxfordshire, Woodley (Berkshire) and Swindon. This role is available at the Oxfordshire office.Â Some travel to the other offices would be expected.
We would strongly encourage interested applicants to contact the Team Mangers for a copy of the full job description and personal specification, and to find out more about the team and the role.
Criminal records check
This post is subject to a criminal records check.
Additional information on the application process
Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships.
Contact details for an informal discussion and to find out more about the posts and ATV
Wendy Esterhuysen, Assistant Team Manager Wendy.Esterhuysen@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Kate Elliott, Team Manager Katherine.Elliott@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Adopt Thames Valley Permanence Support Team 01865 323121 (team number)
Closing date: Midnight Tuesday 22nd May 2019
Interview Dates: Thursday 6th June 2019
Interview venue: Oxford