Social Work Assistant
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: 10006
  • Published: Wed 09/06/2021, 15:15 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 20/06/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £22,183 - £24,491 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Priory House, Chicksands, Bedfordshire

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Social Work Assistant

Team: Adoption Team

Job Family: CBG7 - Supporting
Salary: £22,183 - £24,491 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week

Base Location: Priory House, Shefford

Contract: Permanent
Closing Date: 20th June 2021
Interview Date: 25th June 2021


More about the role:

In Children’s Services, we’re determined to safeguard and protect vulnerable children and achieve great outcomes. Our Adoption team recruit, assess and support prospective adopters who are able to provide placement choice and high quality care to children who require adoption. The service provides adoption support to families and adults to enable them to live well and have positive, healthy relationships. It’s all about creating better outcomes and a bright new generation for our community. Help children to thrive by supporting adoptive families, and you could find your greatness.


Being a Social Worker Assistant in the Adoption Support service is an important and rewarding role. Successful candidates will be part of a team of social workers who provide direct services to adopted children, young people and parents, birth parents and adopted adults. The role supports our vision of providing the best possible outcomes for our children. You will work in partnership with schools, health colleagues and other local partners to provide the best possible services wtithin a highly legislative and confidential service. We are looking for a social worker assistant with excellent communication skills, who is experienced and enthusiastic about working with young people and their families.


This role will offer you a varied opportunity to be part of a permanent team working across Central Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes Council providing the statutory Adoption Support requirements. You will have supportive managers and you will work within a dedicated team of colleagues with good adoption knowledge and experience. You will be provided with regular monthly supervision and an annual appraisal to help you grow.


Experience of using a wide range of social work techniques to undertake direct work with children and families will also be of benefit. Your technical talents should come with a calm, organised approach with good communication skills and you will also need sound IT skills, and be capable of professional conduct at all times.


Join us, and take advantage of a our rewards package plus the chance to learn, train and progress. You can also expect a manageable and varied caseload. Find your greatness by helping children excel in their adoptive families.


Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work'.




Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  


Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.


To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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