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Social Worker

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Clay Cross SS Office, Chesterfield
Salary details
Grade 9 £28,113 - Grade 11 £36,788 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
21 August 2022
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An exciting and rare opportunity has become available for a full time permanent social worker within the Adoption and Permanence team within Derbyshire. This follows the recent expansion of the team in our continued journey to excellence. The successful applicant would be joining an established and experienced team led by a manager with extensive adoption experience and an innovative head of service.

Derbyshire County Council’s adoption services are now part of Adoption East Midlands, a partnership of local authority and voluntary adoption agencies operating across the east midlands to improve the prospects for children needing to be adopted.  By working closely together, Adoption East midlands partners can more effectively find the best matches for children across the region.

Derbyshire are looking for a motivated individual who has relevant children and family social work experience. Applicants will need to be qualified social workers with a minimum 1 year post qualification experience. Ideally we would like to appoint a social worker with experience in adoption planning for children although would be interested in social workers who have been involved in adoption plans through court proceedings.

The team is a countywide service with social work staff linked into specific geographical areas of Derbyshire.

If applicants have any questions about the role please contact either Christy Knowles, Team Manager or Lena Ratcliffe, Head of Service via email.



Provisional Interview Date: 02 September 2022

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.