Social Worker (Adoption in Merseyside)

  • Employer: Knowsley Council
  • Salary: £34,373 - £39,571 pro rata per annum
  • Location: External
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 17.5 hours per week.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 01/07/2022 at 17:00
  • Reference: External - LCC

The role is for assessing potential adopters, report writing, attending aim panels, supporting adopters with children placed and is an important part of the regional RAA AiM adoption process.

The AiM Recruitment and Assessment Team is  responsible for the recruitment and assessment of potential adopters. To be responsible for social work provision including managing own caseload whilst managing the reputation of the Department and Council and complying with national and service procedures and guidance. 

The shortlisting will take place on 8th July  and the interviews on 11th July.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) offers a confidential checking service for transgender applicants. Please contact the sensitive applications team on 0151 676 1452 or email sensitive@dbs.gov.uk for more information.

Liverpool City Council is committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and believe that the decision to appoint should be based upon whether an individual’s skills, experience, qualifications, and abilities make them the most suitable candidate for the role.

If you require any reasonable adjustments in line with the Equality Act 2010 such as the application form in a different format or additional time to complete your application, please contact the recruitment team via recruitment@liverpool.gov.uk

Your application is made up of 2 parts, Application Form and Supporting Statement. Your supporting statement must evidence in no more than 1,500 words how you meet the essential criteria on the Person Specification, the essential criteria is marked with *, all other criteria are desirable.

We operate an anonymous recruitment process therefore when you are writing your supporting statement it is important you do not include any information that can identify your race, gender, marital status, age, disability, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, educational establishment or socioeconomic status.

Liverpool City Council use a scoring process for all applications received. You must address all of the essential criteria to be shortlisted for the post and you must score a minimum of 65%. Each essential criteria is scored from 0 to 3 the more you evidence the essential criteria the higher score you will receive i.e. giving clear examples. If you should score a 0 in any of the essential criteria you will not be shortlisted for interview. Therefore, it’s important that you ensure that you justify how you meet each aspect of the criteria.

If you have previously applied for a Liverpool City Council vacancy within the last twelve months and have created a CHP, you will enter your user ID and password. If you are applying online for the first time, we recommend you create and activate a homepage by entering the details as required. Alternatively, you can skip the login and go straight to the application form, there will be no option to save and return to this.

Finally, take time to check your application to ensure that all sections have been completed and there are no spelling or grammatical mistakes. A link to the job description and person specification can be found within the advert and these provide information about the job for which you are applying. Read these documents carefully and ensure that your application details the ways in which you meet the requirements of the role.

The equal opportunities form you provide will assist us in monitoring the effects of our equal opportunities policy in recruitment and selection and will help us to develop and improve.

If you live in Liverpool, are unemployed, and require help with your application, please contact our employment and skills team at liverpoolinwork@liverpool.gov.uk or on 0151 233 5312 to register and receive support. More information at www.liverpoolinwork.co.uk

This vacancy is now closed