Organisation: Adopt Thames Valley (hosted by Oxfordshire County Council)
Salary Range: £30,507- £36,876
Work base: Woodley, Berkshire
Hours: Fulltime – 37 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Adopt Thames Valley (regional adoption agency) launched in December 2017 to provide Permanence Services on behalf of Bracknell, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham, Reading, Swindon and Oxfordshire. It is hosted by Oxfordshire County Council with offices in Oxford, Woodley and Swindon.
The Permanence Support Team is a specialist team providing post-order support to adopters, special guardians, and their children, adults affected by adoption, and to birth families. Are you a passionate, qualified social worker with experience of working with children and families in a statutory setting? Are you interested in different ways of working in this field? You will be joining a supportive team of aspirational, creative and committed social workers. The team works on 'the front line' undertaking short-term crisis work and working with placements at risk of disruption. They also undertake longer-term work with a strong preventative and therapeutic focus: we need strong assessment and support planning skills, with an interest in direct work with children and families and providing therapeutic interventions.
Contact details for an informal discussion and full job description available from:
Sam Viner, Team Manager Samantha.Viner@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Adopt Thames Valley Permanence Support Team 01865 323121 (team number)
Criminal records check
This post is subject to a criminal records check.
Additional information on the application process
Our Organisation 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. As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships.
5th July 2020
9th July 2020 (Online)
Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
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