qualified social worker-adoption in blackpool

11 April 2019
lynne mackenzie, randstad care
job type
£ 35 per hour
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blackpool, north west
social care
sub specialism
Social care
job type
working hours
£ 35 per hour
Children services
reference number
lynne mackenzie, randstad care
0330 0248 775
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job description

Are you a committed Qualified Social Worker?

Do you have a passion for providing first-class in Children's Services?

We have a fantastic Locum Social Work Opportunity based within an Adoption Team in the Blackpool area.


* £75 from the local authority for social workers (paid £37p/h or less) doing a 50+ miles commute to Blackpool
* A dedicated consultant - one point of contact
* Ongoing CPD/Training via our e-learning online portal
* Weekly payroll
* Competitive pay rates
* Work for a top local authority
* Weekly mailers keeping you up to date with locum posts within your locality
* Up to £300 for referring a friend or colleague (T&Cs apply)


* Recruit, prepare and assess families wanting children, both within and outside of the organisation
* Support adopters at the adoption panel and provide matching and post-placement support
* Manage a caseload of children for whom adoption is the plan
* Work alongside safeguarding social workers and complete any parallel planning tasks;
* Source and facilitate concurrency placements and complete Child Permanence Reports
* Ensure family-finding is started at the earliest opportunity and support with the collation of life story work;
* Assume responsibility for family-finding following the conclusion of care proceedings (where the plan is for adoption)
* Prepare children for placement, supervising placements up to the making of an Adoption Order
* Undertake assessments as part of the post-adoption support offer to children and families
* Identify appropriate support services via the Adoption Support Fund or other organisations, to ensure our adopted children realise their potential
* Facilitate the post-adoption mailbox and liaise with relevant parties, offering support as necessary

To be considered for the Social Worker role you must:

* Have 1-3 years experience of working within a similar service
* Have experience of recruiting, preparing and assessing families and supporting adopters
* Work well individually and within a team
* Have experience of working with external agencies related to the adoption process

To avoid missing out on this fantastic opportunity, please apply today- or for more information call Lynne Thomson on 0330 0248 775.

Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing.


be able to manage challenging situations



educational requirements

BA in social work