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Adoption Social Worker - Warrington

  • Job reference: APAdopSWWigan
  • Location: Warrington, Cheshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: Adoption Social Worker - Warrington

Join 'Together for Adoption' Regional Adoption Agency and you will play a vital role in the recruitment, assessment, and support of prospective adoptive parents. We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated Social Worker to join our Team.
The post holder will work directly with adoptive families throughout their journey to adoption. In addition, the successful applicant will contribute by supporting and promoting the development of the service and maintaining a high standard of professional practice.
Together for Adoption is a Regional Adoption Agency hosted by Wigan Borough Council which provides adoption services across Cheshire West and Chester, Halton, St Helens, Warrington, and Wigan Borough Council footprints.

Your role:

You will work directly with adopters throughout the assessment process. This will include attending recruitment campaigns, providing a duty system, delivering Information sessions, preparation groups for adopters and additional training programmes as required. Engaging in the Initial and comprehensive assessments of adopters and supporting them through the matching process, placement of children until the adoption order is granted.
To represent the service in permanence planning meetings and give advice and guidance on achieving permanence for children.
To build strong working relationships with Locality teams and with partner agencies to best represent the Regional Adoption Agency and children who have adoption plans.

About you:

We are keen to hear from you if you have a genuine interest in this rewarding, challenging and interesting area of work. We require a qualified social worker who has a professional background in adoption or fostering work which will preferably include the assessment of prospective adopters or foster carers, and with a varied range of skills and experience in children's services.

Applications are welcomed from qualified social workers with the relevant experience. You are required to have excellent communication skills and be able to work effectively with a wide range of agencies. You are required to have a sound knowledge base around adoption legislation and guidance and will be expected to apply consistently high standards to ensure better outcomes for children and their families. We need a social worker who enjoys a varied daily workload within a stable and well supported team.
About us:
The post holder will join a lively and committed team and will be supported to further develop their skills, knowledge and experience through effective training, regular supervision, and performance development reviews.

If you are interested in this role or looking for a new role within Social Work in the UK, please contact Alex Procter on 01772 208 964

*Service Care Solutions also offer a referral fee of £250 for anyone you may know. Once they are placed and complete their probationary period you receive a £250 bonus! *

Working with Service Care Solutions offers you a number of benefits including:

* A specialist consultant within an experience and dedicated recruitment team
* Excellent rates of pay
* An extensive range of vacancies available throughout the UK
* Payroll service twice a week