Full and part time social work vacancies for adoption social workers. Initially working in Brighton and Hove, at an exciting time of development as we become part of a wider regional agency in April 2020. Undertaking adoption recruitment and assessment of prospective adopters, family finding for children and support to adoptive families pre and post order. You will remain an employee of Brighton and Hove working from the Brighton team office.
Interview date: Tuesday 6th August 2019
For an informal discussion, please contact Michael Wilson - Adoption Manager on 01273 295378 or Pascale Davison - Adoption Manager on 01273 296076.
About the role
You will be a qualified Social Worker who is committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for children in need of adoption and for the families they join.
You will be recruiting and assessing prospective adoptive parents, family finding for children with a plan for adoption and providing supervision and then support to adoptive families.
You will have some experience of care planning for children within public law proceedings and you may have some existing experience of adoption social work.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency's Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.