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Qualified Social Worker (Adoption) HCC253178

Job Details:

Salary range: £31,479 - £35,430 pro rata, per annum (plus market supplement of £1,400 pro rata, per annum)

Work location: Glen House, Swanwick

Hours per week: 37 (2 posts available)

Contract type: Permanent 

Closing Date: 17 October 2021

Contact  details for an informal discussion: Jenni Chalk, Performance and Development Manager on 07718 974718

Assess, train and support prospective adopters


Our Children and Families teams are dedicated to making decisions for the right reasons – not to make headlines and improve our ratings, but to deliver even better services to children and families across the county.


Based within the Adoption Assessment Team you will be responsible for assessing, training and supporting prospective adopters from their initial enquiry through the whole of the Stage 2 process. 


With substantial post-qualifying experience in children’s social work you'll have knowledge of adoption and the needs of children requiring permanence, with excellent assessment skills. You will apply your professional knowledge to transform outcomes for individuals, relatives and carers whilst facilitating effective multi-agency solutions. At the same time, you'll have the opportunity to gather feedback from service users and use your voice to enhance the way we think and work.


You'll have exceptional communication skills, and the ability to relate to all different kinds of people is vital. A good understanding of Child Protection legislation is important to the role, as is the motivation to grow through personal and professional development. Above all, you will be determined to make a difference for both the service and the children who need it.


For full details of the role responsibilities and selection criteria please refer to the job description and person specification


Vetting Requirements:

This role is subject to a Criminal Record Check. As such, and as per safer recruitment requirements, please note we may take up references prior to interview. 


Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.


We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.



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