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Job Title

Senior Social Worker (Adopt London West)

Job reference

#EJR011039

Date posted

04/05/2021

Application Closing date

01/06/2021

Job type

Full Time

Salary package

£40,869 - £45,834 (inclusive) Grade 11 to 12 (35 hours per week)

Job description

Adopt London West Regional Adoption Agency

Fixed-term contract and/or secondment opportunity for Ealing Council employees for 12 months.

Adopt London West RAA is a new partnership service comprising the London Boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham and Hounslow and hosted by the London Borough of Ealing. The service recruits adopters and family finds for children across our partner agencies. We also offer support services to adoptive and special guardianship families.

Every child has the right to a safe and supportive family life. Adopt London West aspires to promote best practice across its adoption and special guardianship support services.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior social worker to join the Adopt London West Service in the recruitment and family finding team. We seek a social worker with experience of adoption, who is committed to innovative practice and assuring the best possible outcomes for children and adoptive families.

You will be passionate about what you do and committed to driving forward early permanence for children and meeting the required timescales for the approval of prospective adopters.

Working closely with other professionals and childcare social workers across the Adopt London West Region, you will be able to undertake assessments to a high standard and to family find creatively for children with complex needs to ensure that plans for them are progressed.

You will hold a social work qualification and be Social Work England registered.

Ealing Council is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Ealing Council follows safer recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.

The post holder will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and Ealing Council’s enhanced vetting process.

This role is deemed customer facing and as such you must have a command of spoken English which is sufficient to enable you to effectively perform the role. This requirement relates to Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016.

For further information please contact Maggie Sutton, team manager Adopt London West on 020 8825 5953 or email suttonm@ealing.gov.uk or Debbie Gabriel, head of service on 020 8825 8815 or email gabrield@ealing.gov.uk 

This position is for a fixed period of 12 months. External applicants will be offered a fixed-term contract and existing Ealing Council employees will be offered the opportunity of a secondment.

Ealing Council employees must ensure a secondment release form is signed by their line manager before applying and emailed to HRSSC-RecruitmentTeam@ealing.gov.uk by the application closing date.


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