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Adoption Assessment and Support Social Worker

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:Grades 9 to 11: £25,485 to £35,607 + market premiu 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RF 


Closing date:05 May 2021 at midnight 

The work of the team is to identify and match children and adopters requiring adoptive placements with appropriate families. This requires the team to take the lead in the assessing adopters, matching, introduction and placement process.
  • Formal Social Work Qualification; BA/ MA/DipSW/CSS/CQSW registered with the HCPC
  • Substantial experience of working within Children’s Social Care Service settings and in the provision of Foster or Adoption Care Services 
  • Experience of formulating and implementing child care plans to promote positive outcomes. 
  • Knowledge of relevant existing legislation and in depth knowledge of Fostering/Adoption National Minimum Standards, Regulations and Guidance
  • Knowledge of care planning regulations and guidance and in depth knowledge of permanency planning for children 
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally 
  • Ability to prioritise and work under pressure
  • Able to work as part of a team 
  • Can demonstrate a flexible approach and a persistence and resourcefulness to get things done. 
  • Ability to analyse structures and systems and to make recommendations about potential improvements 
  • Able to use IT packages to record casework and track performance
  • Commitment to continuous professional development 
  • Ability to travel when necessary to locations throughout the County
  • Ability to support the foster care support line that operates in the evening and at weekends
  • An understanding of, and commitment to equal opportunities, and the ability to apply this to all situations.
  • Must be able to perform all the duties and tasks of the job with reasonable adjustments, where appropriate, in accordance with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010.
This post is the subject of a DBS enhanced check for a regulated activity
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
For informal enquires please contact Caramjit Supra Tel: 0116 305 5160 Email:                  
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
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