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Adoption Social Worker

  • Job reference: rgadopsgl
  • Location: Yate, Gloucestershire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: Advanced Social Worker
South Gloucestershire Council
Initially a 3 month contract
Pay rates up to £35.00 ltd per hour!

I am urgently looking for an Advanced Social Worker to join South Gloucestershire Council.

Special Guardianship Order (SGO) - Advanced level Social Worker per MOC within our Adoption Team working alongside the Family Placement Team.
As a team member you will receive regular reflective supervision from your Team Manager!

*South Gloucestershire is a relatively small authority with a comparatively low population of children in care. However the use of Special Guardianship Orders is higher than some of our comparators, with the focus of SGO support to strengthen families to manage periods of challenge and stress with the view that families will ultimately be able to thrive alongside universal services.
*We strive to ensure that all children and young people subject to Special Guardianship Orders meet their full potential and have opportunities to achieve their best.
*The team work closely with our colleagues in our locality teams and colleagues in fostering.
*As a case holding SGO social worker you will be expected to travel, as some children and young people placed under SGOs live out of the local area.
A summary of the main duties includes:
*Working closely with the Access and Response Team (ART) and South Gloucestershire's Locality teams to meet with potential SGO carers and to discuss with the allocated Social Workers any potential support needs of the prospective SGO carers.
*SGO Support covers a wide spectrum, from weekly contacts when necessary to more practical and less frequent phone support. This support includes advice regarding birth family contact, considering the therapeutic needs of children and their carers, responding to complex behaviours, and coordinating claims via the Adoption Support Fund (ASF) for specific

If you are interested, please do get in touch

01772 208964
Thank you in advance,

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What are the benefits for you?
* A specialist, dedicated Social Work consultant offering single point of contact
* Exceptional referral bonuses - £250 per referral placed in to work!
* An extensive & exclusive range of Social Work vacancies across the UK
* Nationwide provider Social Work staff to over 200 local authorities.
* Payroll service twice a week
* Ltd and PAYE payment options available
* Annual training budget of up to £250 and continued online CPD training
* Loyalty schemes / bonuses
* DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge.