Social Worker - Adoption Partnership South East Regional Adoption Agency
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: CSC351RAA
  • Published: Fri 16/07/2021, 15:20 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 06/08/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: Up to £39,928 , plus benefits
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Chatham, Kent, Kent

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Social Worker - Adoption Partnership South East Regional Adoption Agency

We are recruiting an experienced social worker to join a Recruitment and Assessment Team within Adoption Partnership South East. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of this newly launched Regional Adoption Agency which provides adoption services on behalf of the London Borough of Bexley, Kent County Council and Medway Council. The Recruitment and Assessment Teams recruit and assess potential adopters; they then support their adopters to achieve appropriate matches and support them through early placement to the point of Adoption Order.

Within this role, the successful applicant will have excellent assessment skills, an ability to work with parents and children who may be in distress and an understanding of the complex needs of adopted children and families and their journey to adoption. This is an exciting time in Adoption Partnership, as we are building new teams and striving to provide an excellent service to our families.   

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and to registration as a qualified Social worker with Social Work England.

Salary is dependent on experience and progression through the career grade is based on the fulfilment of required capabilities. Applicants must be able to evidence that they have successfully progressed to the required competency level via a recognised career progression pathway when they submit their application.

 In addition to the annual salary, we are proud to offer an excellent benefits package including - 

  • Retention Payment of £2,000 per annum (paid annually in April after 2 years’ service)
  • Career progression scheme to support your pathway of professional development
  • Essential User Allowance with option to transfer to Lease Car after 6 months
  • Excellent local government pension scheme
  • Access to a Surface Pro and mobile phone, to support flexible working
  • Relocation allowance of up to £8,000


For further information on this role please contact Stella Hewitt 01634 335684.

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