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Senior Practitioner - Adoption


42285.00 - 51543.00 GBP per year, 42285 - 51543


Thurrock, Essex, RM17 6SL


Permanent Full time

Posted by

Vacancy Filler

Date Posted

11 Jan




Salary up to £42285 - £51543 (Inclusive of Market Supplement of £10,000 and retention bonus of £2,000 per annum subject to conditions)

Thurrock is investing in its Children’s Services, this is a great time to join a forward thinking children’s service. We are creating a new Adoption Team as part of the Family Placement Service.

Are you a Senior Practitioner excited at the prospect of joining and being part of the development of a new Adoption Team with the passion and experience to help children and young people who are not able to live with their families?

In this role you will have the opportunity to contribute to the culture, direction, delivery and performance of the Adoption Team. Here in Thurrock we place great significance on providing the best services for our children.

You will need social work skills in family finding and permanency planning within an Adoption Team, experience of undertaking direct work with children in preparing them to move on for adoption, a good understanding of attachment and working in partnership with our Children Looked After Teams, Fostering Teams and other children’s social care teams. Thurrock is ambitious for our children and we require an ambitious Social Worker to complete our Adoption team.

Please be aware that Thurrock Council are undertaking a pay review which will affect the grading of this vacancy – full details will be provided at conditional offer stage to the preferred candidate.

Our vision – An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.

Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the and the . We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent , and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.

We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries.

Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited organisation and committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome. We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.

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