Terms and Conditions: Temporary 10 months contract to cover maternity leave, 37 hours per week
Department: Children’s Services & Education
An opportunity has arisen with Adoption Now on the Care Planning and Family Finding team.
The post is based in our Blackburn with Darwen spoke and includes case responsibility for children on Placement Orders as well as family finding to ensure that permanence through adoption is achieved where possible and appropriate.
The work is very varied and requires a competent Social Worker with post qualifying experience of the statutory responsibilities associated with both Looked After children and Adoption. This is particularly vital in the current climate due to remote working from home, although support is provided by virtual means and face to face where necessary.
You be employed by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council with all that this offers in terms of employee benefits and support, but seconded to Adoption Now (hosted by Bolton Local Authority). If office working resumes as normal during this period, there is an expectation that some work/meetings are carried out in the Adoption Now ‘hub’ office based in Bolton town centre but for the majority of the time you would be based in Blackburn’s Duke Street offices, which offer modern, comfortable office accommodation.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Katrina Williams on 01254 666727 but please note she will not be available week beginning 2nd November 2020.
Virtual interviews will be held 17th November 2020.
Find out much more about our Social Work world at: http://theshuttle.org.uk/blackburn-darwen-social-workers/
In addition to your CV, please include supporting information which evidences how you meet the criteria detailed on the key requirements document.