Job Details - Social Worker 2 - Western Bay Adoption Service

Social Worker 2 - Western Bay Adoption Service

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Salary: £29,636 - £31,371 per annum - Under 2 years post qualifying experience
Closing Date: 12:00, 28 August 2019

The Western Bay Regional Adoption Service has invested in and re-developed its’ services and has an exciting and challenging agenda to deliver. Since the creation of the Service in 2015, together with our partner agencies NPT and Swansea, we have been continuously improving our services, and moving in the right direction by achieving an increase in the number of adoptive placements as well as reducing the time taken to place children.

The Service consists of three distinct operational functions; Recruitment and Assessment, Twin Tracking & Family Finding and Adoption Support.

An opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to join a team of committed and enthusiastic professionals who are hardworking and supportive. You will need to have at least three years post-qualifying experience with significant experience of working in children and young people’s services, experience/ knowledge and understanding of adoption work and processes; supporting families to care for children and experience of working directly with families using therapeutic and direct work models.

You will ideally have some experience in working with adoption or suitable transferrable skills and be willing to train to undertake the full range of adoption responsibilities.

There will be a degree of flexibility required as there will be occasions due to service needs where you will be required to work within all functions within the service, providing valuable opportunities to broaden and develop your skills in adoption.

You must be registered with Social Care Wales, hold a recognised professional Social Work qualification.

The recruitment process for this post will be underpinned by rigorous safer recruitment assessment to ensure that children and young people are protected. This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure (Child/Adult).

For more information regarding the Western Bay Adoption Service please visit our website http://www.westernbayadoption.org/

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Karen Williams 01639 686854 or email k.williams5@westernbayadoption.org

Welsh: Desirable

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept Online Applications for this Position.

Directorate:Western Bay Adoption Service/Gwasanaeth Mabwysiadu Bae'r Gorllewin
Hours:37 hours per week/37 awr yr wythnos
Contract:PERMANENT