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Adoption Social Worker

  • Employer: Liverpool City Council
  • Reference: LCC04596
  • Published: Wed 08/05/2024, 15:50 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 23/05/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £38223 - £43421 GBP year
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Liverpool City Wide, Merseyside

If you are an international social worker candidate, we have currently closed this programme and are in the process of reviewing it. If we advertise again in the future this will be a separate advert, so please do not apply to this vacancy.

We reserve the right to close vacancies earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications. If interested, please complete an application as early as possible.

Why Liverpool?

We are proud of our world-famous thriving city with it’s rich culture, as well as affordable housing, good schools, beautiful green spaces – there’s really something for everyone!

Our offer to you includes an attractive package;

  • 35 hour working week with hybrid working model
  • 31 days annual leave, rising to 34 days after 5 years service
  • Very competitive salary, highest in our region
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Regular high-quality supervision
  • Ongoing training and development

Click HERE to see even more benefits

Have you got what it takes to support our dedicated Adopters?

Liverpool Children and Young People Services have high ambitions and are on an improvement journey to become outstanding. We have a new permanent locally based inspirational leadership team who have a fresh vision, dedicated to driving practice forward. It’s an exciting time to join us and be part of that change.

We are currently recruiting an experienced social worker to join us in our Adoption Service. You will have the drive and passion to deliver excellent services and improve outcomes to ensure a positive difference and brighter future for our children and young people.

You will have strong career background within children and families and have sound knowledge within Adoption, as well as having comprehensive understanding of all adoption regulations, legislation statutory guidance and processes.

The role

You will effectively manage a diverse caseload where the plan is adoption in line with policy, procedure, always being child centered in your approach. You will bring your knowledge and expertise to the role to work in analysing risk, in order to make effective decisions.

You will ensure quality standards are maintained and champion good practice to reduce risks, building on strengths through effective internal and external communication and excel in purposeful effective partnership working to undertake family finding activities.

You will have excellent assessment, report preparation and planning skills, completing in an efficient manner according to statutory timescales and you will be confident in direct working and be able to prepare Lifestory books for the child/young person.

Our improvements been recognised by Ofsted, in our monitoring visit Dec 2023 they stated;

‘At a strategic level, leaders understand the urgent necessity for the planned changes and have committed financially and publicly to supporting the detailed and wide-ranging improvement plan. Senior leaders are laying strong foundations to enable the necessary improvements to be delivered. Strategic priorities were quickly identified, and responded to, following the last inspection.’

If you would like to talk to a member of the team about the role or have an informal discussion, please contact Harriet Cadman via email harriet.cadman@liverpool.gov.uk

Please note Interviews are scheduled to take place on 10th June 2024.

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

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  • Job description/person specification
  • Employer: Liverpool City Council
  • Reference: LCC04596
  • Published: Wed 08/05/2024, 15:50 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 23/05/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £38223 - £43421 GBP year
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Liverpool City Wide, Merseyside

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