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Social Worker - Special Guardianship Order and Adoption Team

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  • Job reference: HQ00092823
    Horsham
    £29597.00 - £42965.00 per annum
    Permanent
    Social Worker

    Description

    Sanctuary Social Care currently has a permanent vacancy for a Social Worker to work within The Special Guardianship and Adoption Support Team based in Horsham. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice in children's services and be registered with the HCPC.

    As the post holder of this permanent Social Worker role, you will receive a competitive package of £29,597 - £42,965 per annum.

    Duties:
    - Undertaking needs led assessment, multi-agency liaison and direct work with adoptive and special guardianship families. The team also facilitates letter exchange, supports some families with face to face contact arrangements and provides direct support to birth parents.
    - The team is developing its role with opportunities for social workers to work alongside parents and Special Guardians to help them with therapeutic parenting, to promote the attachments between children and their adopters/Special Guardians using techniques including Theraplay and to undertake life story work with children and young people.
    - Adoption/Special Guardianship family support needs are assessed by social workers and SMART plans are agreed prior to work commencing. We also make referrals for families to the Adoption Support Fund.

    Requirements for the Social Worker:
    - Degree or equivalent in social work
    - Current HCPC registration
    - Significant senior level frontline experience within Children's Services
    - We are looking for a qualified social worker with strong assessment and interpersonal skills, who can work with adoptive and Special Guardianship families to increase their resilience and to meet the needs of the children and young people in their care. You will be emotionally intelligent and resilient, as this work can be emotionally challenging.

    Apply today:
    This Social Worker job is advertised by Neil Clements; if you are interested in this position please click below to apply now.

    Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

    Reasonable Adjustments:
    If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.