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Adoption Social Worker
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: 9398
  • Published: Thu 05/11/2020, 11:20 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 23/11/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £31,589 - £33,106 per annum + MRS £5,150 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Priory House, Chicksands, Bedfordshire

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Adoption Social Worker

Team: Adoption Team

Job Family: CBG10 Supporting
Salary: £31,589 - £33,106 per annum + MRS £5,150 per annum
Hours: 37 Hours per week

Base Location: Priory House, Shefford

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 23rd November 2020 

Interview date: 26th and 27th November 2020



More about the role: 


In Children’s Services, we’re determined to safeguard and protect vulnerable children and achieve great outcomes. Our Adoption team recruit, assess and support prospective adopters who are able to provide placement choice and high-quality care to children who require adoption. The service provides adoption support to families and adults to enable them to live well and have positive, healthy relationships. It’s all about creating better outcomes and a bright new generation for our community. Help children to thrive by supporting adoptive families and you could find your greatness.


Being an Adoption Social Worker is an important and rewarding role. You’ll be part of a dedicated team with an excellent record of recruiting and supporting adopters and children. You’ll make sure that each adopter understands their role and responsibilities and that the service is able to provide a choice of high-quality placements for children who require adoption. By providing training and support you will ensure that children are placed without delay with families who are able to meet each individual child’s needs.


Adoption Connects is a Regional Adoption Agency providing adoption services on behalf of Central Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes Council. As an Adoption Social Worker, you will be working across both authorities to provide high quality services.


A qualified Social Worker who’s HCPC-registered with a minimum of three years adoption experience. You will know about statutory social work practice and completing complex assessments. Experience of using a wide range of social work techniques with children and families will also be of benefit. Your technical talents should come with a calm, organised approach. You will be supporting others in a crisis and using your initiative to solve issues and recommend support plans. You will also have the communication skills to present high-quality reports to panels and work with other agencies. You will also need sound IT skills and maintain capable, professional conduct at all times.


Join us and take advantage of an attractive rewards package plus the chance to learn, train and progress. You can also expect a manageable and varied caseload. Find your greatness by helping children excel in their adoptive families.


Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work.


To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Adoption Social Worker - Level 2 


For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Sarah O'Connor at Sarah.O' or on 0300 300 6264


For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment team at or on 0300 300 8000.


Safeguarding (For DBS posts only):

Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  


Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.


To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.