Job vacancy details
Social Worker – Adoption
|Employer||Reading Borough Council | Directorate of Education, Social Services and Housing||Reference||DTS0286|
|Published||Thu 05/12/2013 15:32 PM||Closing Date||Fri 03/01/2014 23:59 PM|
|Working Pattern||Full Time, Permanent position||Hours||Full-time, 37 hours per week • Permanent|
|Salary||RGSW6 (scp 34–39) £28,922 - £33,128 pa (Successful candidates will normally start at the first point of the grade to which they are appointed)||DBS Check||Enhanced|
|Location||Adoption and Permanence Team|
This post offers an excellent opportunity to contribute to the development of the adoption service in Reading and the proposed new pan Berkshire adoption service for 2014.
Reading’s Adoption and Permanence Team is committed to ensuring best practice and outcomes for children within the guidelines and principles of a safe practice agenda.
The purpose of this role is to recruit, train, assess and support prospective adopters. The post holder will also be required to undertake family finding tasks for children with plans for adoption. This will involve working closely with Children’s teams within Children’s Social Care to ensure that children are placed in a timely manner and in line with the National Minimum Standards for Adoption.
You will need to hold a DipSW or equivalent qualification and have some experience of adoption either from being in a Family Placement team or through social work with Children and Families. Good written and communication skills and an enthusiastic approach are also required for this post.
The team is committed to improving services for children and adopters; therefore training and good quality supervision are offered to all staff as a priority.
For more information, please contact Dawn Gardner – Team Manager on 0118 937 3740 .
Please do not send a CV. For the purposes of equal opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be sought from the successful candidates.
Closing date: Friday, 3 January 2014