Adoption Advisor - Leeds City Council One Adoption West Yorkshire

One Adoption West Yorkshire
37 hours per week
Based in Huddersfield, with travel to other bases in Leeds, Bradford, Halifax and Wakefield
C1: £22,183 to £24,491

Kirklees Council are advertising this role on behalf of One Adoption West Yorkshire.

One Adoption West Yorkshire is a shared regional adoption service across the 5 West Yorkshire Local Authorities. It is hosted by Leeds City Council with office bases across West Yorkshire and is responsible for the recruitment and assessment of adopters, family finding for children and adoption support.

We are seeking to recruit an Adoption Advisor to provide a timely, positive and professional response to initial enquiries received from prospective adopters taking initial information, booking home visits and updating systems and databases. Adoption Advisors are also responsible for supporting the family finding of children and the provision of adoption support. There will be a need to write reports, maintain and update systems, records and databases and delivering excellent customer service at all times.

The work involves issues of a sensitive and confidential nature and applicants will need to display a clear understanding of the need for complete confidentiality at both application and interview stage. Applicants with a personal experience of adoption would be welcome to apply.

You must be able to work as part of a team, be flexible with energy and commitment and be available to travel across West Yorkshire. The post will be based in Huddersfield, other bases are Leeds (Kernel House) and Bradford (Margaret McMillan Towers) and touch down spaces in Halifax and Wakefield.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Valerie Edwards, Team Manager on 0113 5350872.

All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.

To apply for this position, please visit the Leeds City Council jobs site.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check against the Children’s barred list will be carried out on preferred candidates.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds. Leeds City Council is a Stonewall Top 100 employer, a Mindful employer and a Disability Confident Leader.


14 January 2021, 11:55 PM

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