Senior Practitioner - Adoption and Fostering
Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
- Reference: C/S/17/42888
- Published on: Tue 12/09/2017 10:25 AM
- Closing on: Mon 25/09/2017 23:55 PM
- Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
- Hours: 37 hours per week.
- Salary: £33,437 - £37,306 p.a. (depending on experience) plus £2,000 annual market forces payment paid bi-annually
- DBS Check: Enhanced
- Location: Stevenage
£33,437 - £37,306 p.a. (depending on experience) plus £2,000 annual market forces payment paid bi-annually
37 hours per week
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Adoption Assessment Team East, based in Stevenage. The team sits within Hertfordshire’s Specialist Services, and you will be joining a forward thinking service that puts the outcomes for children at the heart of all we do.
We assess and prepare prospective adopters county wide for adoptive parenting, providing ongoing support through to the making of an adoption order.
You will need to be a qualified social worker including HCPC registration, have a good understanding and experience of relevant adoption regulations, legislation and of adoption practise. Robust assessment, analysis, and safeguarding skills are essential.
You will have relevant knowledge of developmental trauma and the impact on children and on adoptive families. Experience and facilitating group work and training will be an advantage.
As a senior practitioner you will hold a complex caseload and will offer mentoring and support to other staff members. You may also be asked to deputise on behalf of managers and take the lead in development projects.
We work closely with our child care teams to support permanency planning, identifying appropriate matches for children with adopters. Early linking and fostering for adoption is firmly on our agenda.
You will receive regular supervision and training and your continued professional development will be supported and encouraged.
Benefits include; lease car scheme, relocation expenses, pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement plus many more.
You will need to be able to travel independently around the county so a driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential.
Closing date: 25th September 2017
Interview: W/C 9th October 2017