Social Worker (Family Finding Team)

Ref: AIM - Sefton MBC
Date posted: 30/09/2020
Closing date: 19/10/2020 11:55 PM
Hours per week: 36 Hours per week
Salary: Grade I SCP 31-35 £34,728 - £38,890 per annum
Location: Halewood
Employment Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent



Post 07408

Adoption in Merseyside is a shared service bringing together 4 Local Authority Adoption Teams across the Merseyside region including Sefton, Knowsley, Liverpool and Wirral. This is in line with the Department for Education regionalisation initiative across the UK. The hub and spoke service is based in New Hutte Neighbourhood Centre, Halewood, South Liverpool. The social worker will be working within the Family Finding Team.

You will work closely with colleagues and use a range of family finding strategies tofind adoptive families for children. The Family Finding Team and the AiM Recruitment and Assessment Team, who assess and approve adopters, work together to maximise opportunities to place children locally although some interagency working is expected and there will be opportunities for skill development and training across the range of AiM’s adoption activities.

The location of New Hutte allows a supportive work environment and the post is funded by Sefton on a secondment arrangement to Knowsley Borough Council who are the host authority.

This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified and experienced social worker. You will have a thorough knowledge of adoption legislation and statutory guidance.

The successful candidate must be motivated and committed with a range of skills and experience to strengthen a newly formed developing team. In return, we can offer a supportive team, regular supervision and an opportunity to develop.
Due to the nature of work, the above post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the candidate will only be appointed if a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service is obtained.

Applicants must be professional qualified Social Workers and registered with Social Work England. The full list of criteria can be found within the person specification.

Closing Date: Monday, 19 October 2020

Equal Opportunities
Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.


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