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Social Worker (Adoption Support)

Role Responsibility

We are recruiting an experienced Social Worker to join an Adoption Support Team within Adoption Partnership South East. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of this Regional Adoption Agency which provides adoption services on behalf of the London Borough of Bexley, Kent County Council and Medway Council. The multidisciplinary adoption support service aims to ensure that adoptive families receive layers of adoption support tailored to the families’ changing needs throughout their adoption journey.   

Our social work teams assess the support needs of our adoptive families, provide support intervention to families, work alongside multi-professional networks including education, social care, and early help teams, etc and help to deliver therapeutic workshops and courses to parents. We are a busy service, and the role is varied to support the differing needs of our adoptive families.

Within this role, the successful candidate will need to 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. In addition, experience or an understanding of the adoption journey for parents and a child. This post will be subject to Kent County Council Terms and Conditions but will work across the three local authorities.  

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service and registration as a qualified Social Worker with Social Work England.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Salary is dependent on experience and progression and 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.

Contact Details

For more information, please contact:

Julie.Gibbs@Kent.gov.uk

or

Eloise.Creed@Kent.gov.uk

About the Company

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KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county’s working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds, faiths and those with caring responsibilities, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

 

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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