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Salary: Grade K26 £33,486 - £35,335
Date Closes: 12/12/2022
Ref Number: AW00046
Working Pattern:     Permanent Full Time
Location: Other locations

Permanent Full-time position in the Bristol Hub

Salary Grade K26 £33,486 - £35,335

Adoption West is a regional adoption agency and registered voluntary adoption agency that provides adoption services for Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Councils. Adoption West operates out of 3 hubs across the region, with offices based in Bristol, Gloucester and Trowbridge.

This is an exciting time to join Adoption West as we build on our first year of operation and progress our commitment to improve performance and develop innovative best practice.

We are currently looking to recruit a full time social worker for the Recruitment and Assessment service based in the Bristol office and undertaking assessments across Bristol and North Somerset.

What we need from you

  • A Social Work Qualification (degree or equivalent) and current registration with Social Work England
  • Experience of working as a Social Worker with families or children
  • An understanding of early life experiences such as trauma or abuse and the impact they can have on children and young people throughout their lives
  • The ability to analyse complex information to make recommendations and informed decisions
  • The ability to work as part of a team, sharing knowledge and managing cases
  • The ability to use your own initiative and work independently
  • Experience of managing your own caseload and working to deadlines
  • You will need to be able to travel around the hub area and on occasions across the region and so must be able to drive and have access to your own vehicle.

Adoption West:

  • Is an organisation with a wealth of experience and has a learning culture, committed to enabling the post holder to grow and develop in their role. 
  • Provides support through supervision and training.
  • Welcomes applications from newly qualified social workers.
  • Offers flexible working arrangements, including job shares.
  • Provides a Local Government Pension Scheme and access to the Child Care vouchers scheme. 

If you have the experience, skills, knowledge and enthusiasm we are seeking and are looking for a new challenge then we look forward to hearing from you. 

All candidates applying for Adoption West roles are assessed against the Behaviour Principals and Values (available below) during the interviewing process. Approximately half of all questions relate to the principals

To apply - Jobs at Wiltshire

For an informal discussion please contact:

Anjali Gupta, Team Manager (Bristol Hub) – mobile: 07395 798092 or email: anjali.gupta@adoptionwest.co.uk            

Closing date for applications: 12th December 2022

Interview date: Monday 19th December 2022

Additional Information

Membership of a professional body or association. The job holder is responsible for payment of all professional fees, memberships, registrations or subscriptions and no reimbursement or contribution towards these will be provided by Adoption West.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and will require an Enhanced DBS check before appointment can be confirmed.

Confidentiality: Employees are expected to maintain the required level of confidentiality at all times in relation to their work.

Adoption West Behaviour Principals

All candidates applying for Adoption West roles are assessed against the Behaviour Principals and Values (available below) during the interviewing process. Approximately half of all questions relate to the principals

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