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Social Worker - Adoption (Life Journey Work)

Mamhilad Park Estate, Pontypool
Grade 8 (£32, 878 - £36,876 (pro rata/per annum)
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Providing a service to all persons affected by adoption including birth families, adoptive families and adopted adults.

Contributing to the development and provision of the adoption service, in accordance with adoption legislation, regulations, guidance, national standards and departmental policies.


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Blaenau Gwent CBC is offering an exciting opportunity to join its children’s social care workforce.  We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Social Worker with a commitment to adoption and life journey work for children to join the South East Wales Adoption Service.  Our team provides an excellent service to adoptive families across the region and we are committed to continuous improvement through raising standards and improving outcomes for children and families.

You will be involved in the ongoing implementation and development of the National Adoption Service Life Journey Work framework so you will preferably have experience in social work and have an understanding of the framework and the importance of ensuring the quality and timeless of Life Journey Work is in line with the framework.  The post holder will be expected, on occasion, to fulfil other roles in the service to ensure that priorities in the adoption support framework are met.  You will work closely with social workers in the locality child care teams and offer guidance and support to colleagues as necessary and support managers in the service to report on relevant aspects of the national performance measurement framework.

You must be registered with a Care Council, with a professional Social Work qualification. You will bring sound experience of working with children, young people and families and a real commitment to adoption as a positive outcome.  A thorough knowledge of safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures is essential too, combined with a good understanding of relevant adoption legislation.  The ability to work well as part of a team and to prioritise your own workload is also important.

Working within the adoption team you will be part of a stable and enthusiastic work force and will receive high quality support, supervision and opportunities for professional development.

The position carries an Approved Casual Car User Allowance therefore access to a vehicle for work purposes is a requirement.

Thorough pre-employment screening is undertaken during the recruitment process.  The postholder will be required to complete an application for a Disclosure of Criminal Records.

Hours:                      18.5 

Closing Date:          Thursday 30 May 2019 – 12:00am, midnight

Interview Date:        TBC 

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