Social Worker in the Post Order Team
  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: Fam/21/159992
  • Published: Mon 26/07/2021, 10:25 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 30/09/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: SW - £31,557 - £40,869
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Waltham Forest

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Social Worker in the Post Order Team

 Job Description for Social Worker in the Post Order Team  


We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic social worker to join our Post Order team with experience in Adoption/Special Guardianship matters.


The task of the Post Order Support Team is to:

  • Provide and/or commission adoption/ Special Guardianship support services in relation to
    • The adopted child
    • The adoptive family
    • The birth family
    • The adopted adult
    • Children on a special guardianship order
    • Special guardians
    • Former care leavers


  • The completion of post order support assessments of need to identify families and children’s support needs and the appropriate support available for them.


  • To liaise/refer children and families to our partner agencies, both statutory and voluntary including health and education, regarding therapeutic support


  • To identify and commission other therapeutic resources for children and families funded through the ASF


  • To make applications to the Adoption Support Fund (ASF) for therapeutic work for adoptive and special guardianship families, including those adopted from overseas. To oversee/ monitor the progression of these services and make further applications where appropriate


  • To implement and review financial support arrangements


  • To offer a mediation service for families having difficulties with contact arrangements. 


  • To provide access to records and intermediary service to adopted adults and adult care leavers requesting their adoption/care records


  • Maintain a contact service, direct (face-to-face) and indirect (letterbox)


  • To assist with the facilitation of the Special Guardians Support group every other month for Special Guardians to attend and discuss issues regarding their care of the children.


  • To assist with facilitating social activities such as family fun days for both adopted families and special guardians. 

How to Apply

Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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