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Social Worker - Permanence Support Team

Bracknell Forest Council
£29,909 to £36,153 pro rata per annum
Various locations in the community - see advert
Working Pattern:
Full Time/Part Time
37 hours per week. Part Time Hours Also Availiable .
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
23/06/2018 at 23:55 PM
Bracknell Forest Council

Social Workers Permanence Support Team, Adopt Thames Valley Regional Adoption Agency OCC



Adopt Thames Valley (hosted by Oxfordshire County Council)


Salary Range  

£29,909 to £36,153 pro rata per annum

Work bases  

Woodley, Berkshire or

Swindon, Wiltshire


Various full and part-time posts available

Contract Type  



This is an exciting opportunity to be part of developing this newly formed Regional Adoption Agency.  Adopt Thames Valley (ATV) launched in December 2017 and we are looking for enthusiastic and motivated social workers to join this expanding team. The Permanence Support Team is a specialist team providing post-order support to adopters, special guardians and their children, adults affected by adoption, and to birth families.


You will be joining a supportive team of aspirational, creative and committed social workers.  The team works on 'the front line' undertaking short-term crisis work and working with placements at risk of disruption.  They also undertake longer-term work with a strong preventative and therapeutic focus: group work; training; direct work with children and families and providing therapeutic interventions. 

The team includes the ATV Letterbox Services, Birth Relative Support Services and services for Adults Affected by Adoption. 

Are you a passionate, qualified social worker with experience of working with children and families in a statutory setting?  Are you interested in different ways of working in this field? Would you like to be involved in developing this growing service and supporting other committed and skilled social workers within the service? This post would ideally suit someone wishing to extend their existing skills and knowledge.

ATV has been formed by from Bracknell, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham, Reading, Swindon and Oxfordshire. It is hosted by Oxfordshire County Council with offices in Oxford, Woodley (Berks) and Swindon. These roles would be based at the Woodley or Swindon offices but some travel to the other offices would be expected. There are various full or part-time hours available. We would strongly encourage interested applicants to contact the Team Mangers for a copy of the full job description and personal specification, and to find out more about the roles.

Criminal records check  

This post is subject to a criminal records check.


Additional information on the application process  

Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. 

Contact details for an informal discussion and to find out more about the posts and ATV -  

Sam Viner, Team Manager Samantha.viner@oxfordshire.gov.uk or

Kate Elliott, Team Manager Katherine.Elliott@oxfordshire.gov.uk


Adopt Thames Valley Permanence Support Team 01865 323121 (team number)



Closing date:   Sunday 23rd June


Interview Dates: Thursday 28th June or Friday 29th June


Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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