Rights of Way Coordinator

Assistant Director - Strategic Commissioning

Personal Assistant

Closing Date : 30 Nov

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Permanence Social Worker

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:Grades 9 to 11: £25,485 - £35,607 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

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


Closing date:05 December 2021 at midnight 

The work of the team is to provide Permanence through identifying and matching children and adopters together. This requires taking the lead in securing early permanence by taking responsibility for a child’s journey to an adoptive placement from the point that adoption is considered to be a potential outcome.

The role of the Permanence Social worker is also to lead on the completion of Child Permanence Reports, working collaboratively with birth parents and professionals involved in the child’s life.

The Permanence Social worker will take the lead for ensuring that the child is fully prepared and that adopters are well supported by providing all relevant paperwork that gives detailed and robust analysis of the child’s predicted needs based on their past experiences. This will inform  matching, introduction and placement support.
The Permanence Social Worker takes on the role of allocated social worker from point of Placement Order and therefore supports children through the process of being matched, introduced and settled in their adoptive families up to the granting of an Adoption Order.
  • 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.
  • Experience of direct work with children 
  • 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
  • Ability to complete reports to a high standard 
  • 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 
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of child development and the impact of childhood abuse 
  • 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 
  • An understanding of, and commitment to equal opportunities, and the ability to apply this to all situations 
  • Ability to work outside normal office hours if required
  • 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
Interviews are due to take place on Monday 20th December
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
For informal enquires please contact Judith Collins , Tel: 0116 3053659 Email: Judith.Collins@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.We are on a journey to be an inclusive department where a culture to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded and discrimination challenged at every level together as a department.  We warmly welcome those from all cultures, ethnicities and beliefs - this diversity is vital to our journey and is fundamental to our values and enriches the services we offer our children and families.
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