Your new organisation
Hays Social Care are recruiting for experienced, committed and passionate Social Workers to join Haringey's Adoption team. In particular, we are looking for social workers who are looking for a fresh challenge, with the ability to positively impact the lives of children and families in Haringey.
Haringey: We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents, and bettering the lives of children and young people in Haringey is our first corporate priority. We are located in the north of the capital with a population of approximately 250,000 people and a growing population of 0-19 year olds. We are a diverse and fast-changing borough and tomorrow's leaders, artists and innovators are busy growing up here.
Haringey is a member of Adoption North London a collaboration of six local authority adoption agencies: Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey and Islington. Working in partnership means we are able to reduce delays and offer a greater range of choice for children and adopters. We are continually transforming our services for children and young people, and have already made exciting, innovative changes as we strive for excellence in all we do.
In short, we're a council with high ambitions; a place to work that is full of energy and focus. Our teams have passion, integrity and commitment, and people join us, do so as they see Haringey is a learning organisation, and the people that work here strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our children.
Your new role
You will join a friendly and proactive team, specialising in the adoption process to be able to find good matches when it comes to connecting children with the right adoptive family. You will also carry a caseload of adoption and Special Guardianship cases, and will be family finding for children with a plan for adoption or special guardianship. This will include recruitment, training, development, support, assessment and review of prospective adopters, post adoption support and special guardianship assessments and support.
What you'll need to succeed
In order to be successful in this role, you will need:
- Current HCPC Registration
- Excellent family finding ability to connect children with the right adoptive families
- Strong case management skills for Adoption and Special Guardianship Cases
- Passion and commitment to facilitate and oversee the well-being of children in ongoing permanent placements
What you'll get in return
Haringey Council strives to provide a supportive and empowering environment to work in, where ongoing professional development is provided and encouraged for all levels of experience. As well as management support, you will receive 50 hours a year of personal development training
For experienced social workers, a £2,000 retention bonus is offered for 18+ months of service.
In addition, Haringey offers a wide range of attractive benefits including Flexible Working, Health & Dental Plans, Childcare Vouchers, 30 days of annual leave and pension scheme.
For a full list of benefits on offer, please visit Haringey's website:
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
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