Location: Barnardo's Fostering & Adoption Yorkshire
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £28,631 - £37,414
Closing Date: 7 February 2022
Interview Date: 16th February 2022
Social worker – Adoption (Permanent)
Location of Post: Unit 6 Pavilion Business Park, Royds Hall Road, Leeds. LS12 6AJ
Barnardo's Adoption West has an exciting permanent vacancy for a Social Worker to join the Service. This post offers the opportunity to join a committed and enthusiastic team of professional social workers and to develop knowledge and skills in the specialist area of family placement, within a very supportive setting. You would be joining an experienced team who embrace working in a creative, open and transparent manner with adopters to provide children with permanent homes in which they can thrive. The office base is in Leeds but staff in Barnardo's operate a “Work From Anywhere” system which allows flexibility. There will be regular opportunities to meet with colleagues and you need to be able to travel to meet adopters and children within the Yorkshire region on a regular and frequent basis.
Objectives of Service
To recruit, train, assess and support prospective adopters in the Yorkshire region to provide safe, loving and nurturing families for children in need of permanent homes. To work with our adopters, the placing authorities and other professionals to maintain the best quality of service, support and outcomes for children.
Initial Specific Responsibilities
Solid experience in fieldwork, residential or in a family placement setting is an essential part of the role, so if you have this then we would love to hear from you:
This is an extremely rewarding role, which can make a real and significant difference to the lives of children and young people.
The applicant will need to be able to participate and support the Out of Office hours helpline for adopters and carers. There is additional remuneration for providing this service.
Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work life balance, we therefore offer flexible working arrangements as the role involves some evening/weekend working, and travel with occasional overnight stays.
When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document. This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.
The duties of this post require the applicant to have a full current driving license that enables them to drive in the UK and have use of a car and business use insurance. Barnardo's is, however, willing to consider any proposals put forward by applicants that would allow them to do the job by other means.
For further information or an informal discussion contact Paula Winterbottom on 07525254320
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.
Full details and application documents here
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