Adoption Social Worker



Europe > England > West Midlands > West Midlands > Birmingham


Contract, Contract


£29.93 - £32.34 per hour



Date Posted

November 10, 2021

Start Date


Applications Close

December 10, 2021

Job Description

Are you an experienced Social Worker looking for your next career advancing opportunity? We’re looking for Senior Social Worker to work with the Fostering & Adoption team in Birmingham.

Multiple roles are available, including:

  • Post adoption team
  • Adoption Assessment team
  • Mainstream supervising fostering social worker

As a Social Worker responsible for the management of Fostering caseloads. You will work effectively with children, young people and families/carers to achieve positive change and improved outcomes.

The Fostering and Adoption Service recruit, assess and support adoptive parents and foster carers. As a member of the team, you will match children to families and provide continual support. The Fostering Service manages through the process to leave care for the security of fostering.

In your role you will demonstrate strengths in placement support across the fostering and adoption services, you will strive to achieve permanence and the very best outcomes for the children in care in the authority.

Job summary

  • Manage the undertaking of a range of assessments including Form F Assessment and associated administrative tasks in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Act appropriately upon receiving referrals for viability assessments when allocated by the team manager / senior social work practitioner.
  • Engage and empower service users, their carers and their support networks and actively to elicit service user and carer feedback in order to ensure person centred interventions.
  • Recruitment and assessment of foster carers
  • Carry out assessments as appropriate, including carer assessments and those of connected persons in the context of a special guardianship order (SGO)
  • Attend court as and when required and to prepare and present any necessary reports.
  • Work in partnership with other professionals e.g. Health, in order to provide appropriate and effective services for service users and carers.
  • Provide written and verbal reports as required and to assist in assessing and monitoring the implementation of plans and outcomes for service users.
  • Inspect residential and IFA (Independent Fostering Agency) fostering settings
  • Identify the training needs of foster carers and approve the appointment of foster carers

All of our candidates will need:

  • Degree in Social Work with 2 years post qualifying experience
  • Full Social Work England registration
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Eligibility to work in the UK

Who are Medicare First?

Medicare First are a nationwide social care recruitment provider specialising in finding qualified social work professionals for temporary and permanent work across the UKs local authorities. We work to provide a fair and ethical service to the workers we represent; it is central to our business ethos. The well-being of vulnerable adults and children and younger people can only be properly supported when our teams deliver on their commitment to our worker community.

We are always interested in hearing from CAMHS Practitioners, Independent Reviewing Officers, Senior Social Workers, Service Managers, Team Managers, Adult’s Qualified Social Workers and Children’s Qualified Social Workers.

What Medicare First can offer you:

  • Medicare First is a first tier recruitment provider to local authorities so you will have access to opportunities before they reach many other agencies
  • Opportunity as a Medicare First worker to access continued lines of work
  • Excellent rates of pay (Umbrella companies, Limited Company and PAYE welcomed)
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge, who will manage your registrations through to clearance
  • Regular meetings and visits with your consultant
  • Quick and Easy Registration Process
  • Generous bonuses if you refer a friend for locum or permanent social work opportunities

Interested in applying?

If you are passionate about delivering a high standard of social care and would like to work in a supportive forward-thinking environment, we would like to hear from you! Apply online with your CV today or give Taylor a call on 07936345521.

Not the role for you? Give us a call to discuss our other roles in the area, or to refer a friend you think may be interested.

Medicare First is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, age, race, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity or disability.

*Terms and conditions apply.

This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Medicare First operate in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently UK residents and eligible to work in the UK. Whilst we will endeavour to contact you following your response, due to the high volume of applications we regret that this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification from us within 30 days please take your application as not being successful this time but we will keep your details on file for future opportunities.