Adoption Social Worker
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/22/10930
  • Published: Fri 22/07/2022, 16:28 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 30/08/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 18 hours per week
  • Salary: £32,142 - £33,686 per annum - Plus 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: £32,142 - £33,686 per annum - Plus MRS £5,150 per annum
Hours: 18 hours per week
Base Location: Priory House, Shefford or Civic Offices, Milton Keynes
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 30th August 2022
Interview Date: TBC


More about the role:

In Children’s Services, we are determined to safeguard and protect vulnerable children and achieve great outcomes. Adoption Connects is proud to serve both Central Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes Council. There are 2 teams within our service, this post if for the Post Adoption Support Team, the other team recruit and 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, enabling you to find your greatness too.

Being an Adoption Support Social Worker is an important and rewarding role. You’ll be part of a dedicated Adoption support team with an excellent record of supporting families. 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 support for children to achieve great outcomes. By providing training, assessment of needs and support you will ensure that everyone connected by adoption receives a great service.

You will be a qualified Social Worker who’s HCPC/SWE registered and have three years work experience within the social care arena with an awareness of the needs of fostered and adopted young people. 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 when required and work with other agencies. You will need sound IT skills and be able offer professional conduct at all times. You must also be able to drive and have a car to use for work purposes.

Join us and take advantage of our 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'.

Our Aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer.  We are happy to discuss location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process.

You will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies detailed within this Recruitment Pack.

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Anne Devine at or call 0300 300 4915.

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at


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 require assistance to apply for our roles, help with writing your CV, interview techniques or careers advice please contact our team of careers advisors at Our service is confidential, impartial and free for all.

How to Apply

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