Senior Practitioner – Regional Adoption Agency
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: CSC350RAA
  • Published: Fri 16/07/2021, 15:15 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 30/07/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: SWCS3 - up to £44,661 + £2,000 retention payment after 2 years’ service
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Chatham, Kent, Kent

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Senior Practitioner – Regional Adoption Agency

We are recruiting a Senior Practitioner to join one of the Recruitment and Assessment Teams within Adoption Partnership South East. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of this newly launched Regional Adoption Agency which provides adoption services on behalf of the London Borough of Bexley, Kent County Council and Medway Council.

Our Recruitment and Assessments teams assess the support prospective adopters. Within this role, the successful applicant will have excellent assessment skills and have comprehensive experience of adoption work. See Job specification for further details.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and the registration as a qualified Social worker with Social Work England.

Salary is dependent on experience and progression through the career grade is based on the fulfilment of required capabilities. Applicants must be able to evidence that they have successfully progressed to the required competency level via a recognised career progression pathway when they submit their application.

In addition to the annual salary, we are proud to offer an excellent benefits package including - 

  • Retention Payment of £2,000 per annum (paid annually in April after 2 years’ service
  • Career progression scheme to support your pathway of professional development
  • Essential User Allowance with option to transfer to Lease Car after 6 months
  • Excellent local government pension scheme
  • Access to a Surface Pro and mobile phone, to support flexible working
  • Relocation allowance of up to £8,000

For further information on this role please contact Stella Hewitt on 01634 335684.

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