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Adoption Social Worker

Job Type

Fixed term


North East



£30,064 - £38,163

Posted Date

21 September 2022

DRUM, Chester le Street

Closing Date

7 October 2022

An exciting opportunity has become available at Barnardo's' Fostering and Adoption North East Family Placement. We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate social worker to join our team. This is a 6 month contract to cover maternity leave, with the possibility of being extended.

The successful candidate will ideally have some family placement experience though not essential. You will primarily be responsible for assessing and supporting adopters and their children, with a therapeutic approach.

Whilst there is an office space where this team is based, we are working with a hybrid approach where you will work a combination of working from home and at the office.

The team covers a 60 mile radius therefore there will be required travel for face to face visits to families and prospective adopters across the region.

When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document (if applicable). This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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