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Social Worker (Adoption in Merseyside) (Part Time, 17.5 Hours Per Week)

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Contract Type



38223  – 43421  GBP  year

Closing Date


Working Hours

35 Hours  Week

About the Role

Right to work within the UK – unfortunately at this time we cannot provide working visas or sponsorship for overseas workers.

Adoption in Merseyside (AiM) in the Regional Adoption Agency for the Merseyside region covering Knowsley, Sefton, Liverpool and Wirral. AiM provides all statutory adoption functions including recruitment and assessment of adopters, family finding for children and adoption support.

There is one part time Social Worker post within AiM’s Family Finding Team. This post is a Family Finding Social Worker responsible for all activity relating to finding the right adopters for our children, including visiting and profiling children, using search tools and family-finding events, coordinating matches and attending matching panel.

The posts is 17.5 hours per week and the salary will be pro rata to reflect this. Agile working is implemented in AiM and the post is seconded to Knowsley Childrens Services who are the host local authority.

The successful applicant will need to be qualified and professionally registered as a social worker and have an understanding of the statutory guidance, legislation and research relating to adoption. Good assessment skills and an understanding of adoption social work practice and processes will be required for this post. Also, a good understanding of adopted children’s needs and the ability to work collaboratively with Local Authority Social Workers as well as an understanding of Children Looked After policies and procedures.

Closing date is Thursday 6 June, shortlisting date is Monday 10 June with interviews to take place on Monday 24th June 2024.

If you would like to talk to a member of the team about the role or have an informal discussion, please contact  Craig Brougham via email [email protected] or Gaynor Brown via email [email protected]

We reserve the right to close vacancies earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications. If interested, please complete an application as early as possible.

How to Apply and Additional Information

For details on how to apply for this vacancy with Liverpool City Council please scroll to the end of the advert of this vacancy and click on Apply for job.

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

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