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Senior Practitioner - Adoption Team

£32 - £34.89 per hour
Fostering & Adoption
South East
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Post Date:
25-03-2021 11:14 AM
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Carmen Thong

We are looking to recruit a Senior Practitioner in the Adoption Team within Thurrock. The successful candidate will be working in a well-structured, organised team who are growing their social worker staffing levels.

Thurrock Council pay close attention to looking after their workers and strive to ensure they feel supported and welcomed in their roles. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a stable working environment with experienced leadership, whilst receiving regular supervision and training opportunities.

The responsibilities of the Senior Practitioner includes:

  • Family Finding and Matching of adopters and children who can be appropriately placed together.

  • Placement and Support to looked after children who require an adoption placement. Ensure there is appropriate skilled and knowledgeable social worker to progress adoption and its legal pathway.

  • Provision of statutory assessment of need for Adoption support cases

  • Assessment of prospective adopters in line with our role as an Ofsted registered Adoption Agency

  • Statutory services to adopted adults (access to records)

  • Non-agency and step parent adoption assessments which require court statements to be prepared.

  • The role is vital to ensure that children are placed for adoption, prospective adopters can be recruited and assessed and post order support can be provided to children / YP subject to SGO or who are adopted and their families.

To ideal candidate will have:

  • Social Work England registration

  • Eligibility to work in the UK

  • Social Work qualified (MA/BSc/DPSW/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.

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

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