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Post Adoption Support Social Worker

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 18.5 

Salary:£26,925 - £34,653 - Pro-Rata 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

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


Closing date:17 September 2020 at midnight 

To support families and children that have been adopted by creating an assessment of need and providing support or signposting as necessary. The post holder will have knowledge of the Adoption Support Fund and be prepared to attend therapeutic training to become a specialised worker in the field.
  • Holds a professional social work qualification and registered with HCPC
  • Demonstrable experience identified within the section below.
  • Experienced in the use of Microsoft Office or similar software package.
  • Specific knowledge / experience / understanding of support issues unique to families who are caring for children with a care experiences and trauma.
  • Knowledge of key local government issues associated with the role and how these affect local government and partners in strategic development
  • Knowledge of the Adoption Support Fund and how this can to utilised to support families where there are support needs post order.
  • Sound knowledge and experience of safeguarding the welfare of vulnerable children
  • Experience of working within health, education, or looked after children setting
  • Ability to deliver therapeutic services to families experiencing adverse stresses and where placement stresses and risks of breakdown are present.
  • Ability to work under own initiative as well as be a strong team player
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly organised working practices
  • Good telephone/listening skills
  • Ability to communicate well and work in partnership with a range of national and regional partners/stakeholderson multiple work-streams and meet deadlines whilst requiring very little supervision
  • Good IT/computer skills
  • Ability to identify and manage risk, including that for staff and service users.
  • Ability to work with sensitive and confidential issues.
  • The capacity to understand and to empathise with the issues of concern for special guardians and adoptive families, while also having the ability to remain objective and to put in place appropriate boundaries around personal/professional experience
  • Enhanced DBS
  • Support for equal of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practices
  • An understanding of confidentiality and the Data Protection Act
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults
  • An empathetic approach to helping and supporting people
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 Gemma Barber, Tel: 0116 305 6562  Email: Gemma.Barber@leics.gov.uk 
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.
For further information about working for Leicestershire County Council, please click here.

If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk

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