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Social Worker – Adoption Support

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Cambridgeshire County Council
£33,816 - £36,470
Scott House
Closing date:
31 January 2022 at midday
Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council are delighted to share that we have an opportunity for a dynamic and creative Social Worker to join us in the Adoption & Special Guardianship Support team of the Regional Adoption Agency.

As part of the government changes to improve the adoption process they have asked local authorities and Voluntary Adoption Agencies working in the same areas to join together to form Regional Adoption Agencies (RAA). The Regional Adoption Agency (RAA) which is a joint venture between Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council, brings together the very best talent, experience and energy to increase the number of adopters across the county and give children loving & stable families.

This is a rare and exciting chance to join the Adoption and Special Guardianship Support Team where you would join a therapeutic team offering support services to children and families impacted by their journey to a safe permanent home.

The team models are routed in developmental trauma and attachment and we work with a range of stakeholders to provide a child-centred comprehensive approach. Core services of the team include parenting support, family work, individual work with children, advice and guidance, birth records counselling, intermediary services, counselling for birth relatives, life story work, letterbox and contact.

The Social Worker role would include:
- undertaking initial and complex assessments
- effectively delivering/managing interventions for children and families, some of which will be commissioned and Adoption Support Fund (ASF) funded with a focus would be towards supporting the development of strong, healthy, safe and attuned attachment relationships.
- working with colleagues most notably in children’s services, education and CAMHS to best support families.

If you would like to discuss this position in our team, please call the Team Manager Kelly Johnson on 07442041879.

You must be an experienced and qualified social worker with current SWE registration. We are a countywide service and willingness to travelling is essential as some assessments are undertaken out of county.

We would welcome applications from a diverse range of workers who are willing to work flexibly to enhance our existing workforce.

Our social workers throw their heart and soul into transforming the lives of young people and their families. They genuinely love the challenge that every day brings.

And we love them for it.

But we aren’t what you might think a typical local government organisation looks like. We understand the work you do on a daily basis and we provide the support you need to make a difference to children throughout Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

You could benefit from a relocation package of up to £8,000, generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme, flexible working, and excellent training and career progression.

If you like the sound of moving to an authority where social workers are truly valued, get in touch with us today by calling Joanne on 07442 046221 or emailing

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and to share this commitment.


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