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Qualified Social Worker - Adoption Family Finding Team

£30 - £35 per hour
Fostering & Adoption
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Post Date:
13-10-2020 05:13 PM
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Carmen Thong

We are looking to recruit a Qualified Social Worker in the Adoption Family Finding Team within Havering. The successful candidate will be working in a well-structured, organised team who are growing their social worker staffing levels.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a stable working environment with experienced leadership, whilst receiving regular supervision and training opportunities. London Borough of Havering ensure that their social workers have as much support as possible, helping them to keep a really good work life balance!

The responsibilities of the Social Worker includes:

  • Contribute to the delivery of an effective Adoption family finding and matching service as part of a social work team, improving outcomes for children and young people.

  • Manage caseloads of children with a placement order, where a placement order has been applied for in care proceedings and who have been relinquished, utilising specialist expertise in family finding and matching.

  • Work closely with the child's social worker to identify and match prospective adopters

  • Work with colleagues across Adopt London East to ensure the child is matched to an appropriate adopter within agreed timescales

  • Use a range of tools and techniques to develop children's profiles and promote the child in both on-line and direct forums

  • Work with the Team Manager and Head of Service to develop the service

  • Work from an agreed local base across 5 London Boroughs to family find for and match children across East London

  • Ensure children and young people are adequately protected in line with Havering LSCB and departmental policy and procedures and relevant legislation.

To ideal candidate will have:

  • Social Work England registration

  • Eligibility to work in the UK

  • Social Work qualified (MA/BSc/DipSW/CQSW/MSc/BA)

Working with Ackerman Pierce you will be guaranteed weekly payment and access to continued profession development, including a dedicated consultant to support you through the interview and on boarding process. The position offers a long contract within a stable supportive team with a great location and excellent transport links as well as being close to central London.

To discuss this vacancy or any similar vacancies we currently have available in London, please email your updated CV or contact Carmen Thong for more information.

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