ATV – Senior Practitioner – Permanence Support Team (Adopt Thames Valley Regional Adoption Agency)
Adopt Thames Valley (hosted by Oxfordshire County Council)
£37,849 to £40,760
Full-time (37 hours)
Adopt Thames Valley (regional adoption agency) was launched in December 2017 to provide Permanence Services on behalf of Bracknell, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham, Reading, Swindon and Oxfordshire. It is hosted by Oxfordshire County Council with offices in Oxford, Abingdon, Woodley and Swindon.
The Permanence Support Team is a specialist team providing post-order support to adopters, special guardians, and their children, adults affected by adoption, and to birth families. We have a newly created post for a full-time Senior Practitioner based in Swindon.
You will be joining a supportive team of aspirational, creative and committed social workers. The team works on 'the front line' undertaking short-term crisis work and working with placements at risk of disruption. They also undertake longer-term work with a strong preventative and therapeutic focus: we need strong assessment and support planning skills, with an interest in direct work with children and families and providing therapeutic interventions.
Are you a passionate, qualified social worker with experience of working with children and families in a statutory setting? Are you interested in taking on additional responsibilities such as supporting colleagues and service development as a senior practitioner?
To apply please access the Oxfordshire County Council website - https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/council/working-oxfordshire-county-council/latest-job-vacancies
Closing date: Sunday 26th January 2020 (midnight)
Interview Dates: Monday 3rd February 2020
Please note that the closing date and interview date are close together. Shortlisting will take place on Monday 27th January, and candidates will be contacted on that day to confirm whether they have been invited for interview. Please hold space in your diary to be available for an interview in Swindon on Monday 3rd February.
Contact details for an informal discussion:
We are keen to talk to all applicants, to provide more information about the organisation, the team and the senior practitioner role. Please email or phone our team’s Front Door (01865 323121 or ATV.Permanencesupport@oxfordshire.gov.uk , and ask to be put through to one of the Team Managers.
Sam Viner, Team Manager
Kate Elliott, Team Manager
Veronika Spykerman, Assistant Team Manager
Trefor Williams, Assistant Team Manager
Wendy Esterhuysen, Assistant Team Manager
Criminal records check
This post is subject to a criminal records check.
Additional information on the application process
Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships.