Vacancies

Adoption Team Manager

Our Family Adoption are looking for an Adoption Team Manager to work with the existing team in continuing to improve the Agency. You will need to be a HCPC registered Social Worker with at least two years’ experience relevant to adoption within the past five years, at least one years’ experience of supervising and managing professional staff and in-depth knowledge and experience of child care law and practice.

We are a very small team, so you need to fit in well and hit the ground running to help us ensure we continue to provide the best service possible. You will help us to improve the experience for prospective adopters from initial inquiry, through the assessment process, panel approval, placement matching and the delivery of post adoption support services.

We can be fully flexible on days and hours.

Please email a CV and covering letter letting us know why you feel you would be right for this position to info@ourfamilyadoption.co.uk

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: TBD

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Senior Social Worker – Strengthening Families Team

 

Senior Social Worker – Strengthening Families Team

 

Full time, permanent

 

Based in London with some travel to Brighton

 

Starting salary in the range £32,027 – £39,144 per annum plus London weighting of £3299 per annum

 

PACT, a voluntary adoption agency, has been at the forefront of adoption services for over 60 years and works with local authorities across the country. With our outstanding rating with Ofsted we work with a high degree of flexibility and innovation and work with a range of adopters from all backgrounds, including those from black and minority ethnic heritage and the LGBT community.

PACT requires an experienced and qualified adoption social worker, with therapeutic experience (particularly with trauma and attachment) and qualification in either DDP and/or Theraplay, to join the London (Pimlico based) adoption team.

PACT is looking for a senior social worker who can therapeutically support families in placement or post adoption order as well as advise and support colleagues.

If your passion is to work in a family-centred way to help families stay together and address communication and behavioural challenges then we would love to hear from you.

You must have experience in adoption and be therapeutically trained.

Interested? Further details are available on our website: http://www.pactcharity.org/jobs or alternatively please email: PACT_HR@pactcharity.org or telephone: 0118 402 1706.

 

Closing date:           9am Monday 3rd December 2018

Interview date:         Monday 10th December 2018

PACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults therefore please note our recruitment procedure includes DBS checks and overseas checks (where applicable). Please note prospective employees will need to evidence they have the relevant permission to work in the UK.

No agencies please

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Senior Practitioner Adoption Social Worker

Family Futures is an adoption and adoption support agency awarded an outstanding rating by OFSTED in 2018 for our third consecutive inspection. We have a reputation for innovation and offer a high quality service – an integrated multi-disciplinary, assessment, treatment and family-finding service for children who are traumatised or have attachment difficulties.

Family Futures Adoption Service is unique in that it is a multi-disciplinary team approach to parent assessment and child placement. We specialise in placing children who are three years of age or older. We are able to offer a robust multi-disciplinary post placement support package which is informed by attachment and trauma based research and theory. The assessing social worker throughout the assessment and placement process, co-works with other disciplines to ensure a holistic assessment and post placement programme that addresses developmental trauma and the challenges that parents face.

We are looking to recruit a Senior Practitioner Social Worker for i-Adopt, our Adoption Service. We are looking for someone:

  • who has three years post qualifying experience as a social worker with some experience in the field of adoption
  • who is parent-positive and child friendly
  • who wishes to develop their therapeutic skills in working with parents and families
  • who would enjoy working as part of an integrated team.

This is an exciting and challenging role and a wonderful opportunity for someone who wants to be part of a team of professionals who are helping place traumatised children based on the most recent neuro-scientific research evidence.

Family Futures is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. We are an equal opportunities employer. The organisation follows safe recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk of harm, and will require the successful applicant to undertake an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

 

Family Futures offers high-quality supervision and professional development training. We also offer a nurturing environment for staff to work in as we recognise that this is a stressful area of work. Further information about our post placement multidisciplinary assessment and therapy service, family finding service and professional training programme can be found on our website https://www.familyfutures.co.uk/.

Should you wish to apply please contact Claire Ashby, HR Assistant, on hr@familyfutures.co.uk or call 020 7354 4161 for an application pack.

Salary: £35, 000 – £40,000 per annum

This is a one year full-time contract – 37.5 hours per week with the possibility of a full time role at the end of the period.

Closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 2nd December with the interview date TBC.

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Adoption Social Worker / Senior Social Workers

1 x permanent appointment based in Brighton

This is an exciting time to join the Brighton team and help shape the growth and development of our services.

The salary is in the range of £28,034- £34,262 FTE per annum for social worker and £32,347 – £39,534 FTE per annum for senior social worker.

 

PACT is a supportive and respectful place where people are genuinely passionate about delivering positive outcomes for children and their families. We have been at the forefront of adoption services for over 60 years, working with local authorities across the country.

 

With our outstanding rating with Ofsted, we work with a high degree of flexibility and innovation and work with a range of adopters from all backgrounds, including those from black and minority ethnic heritage and the LGBT community.

 

Our adoption teams focus solely on adoption and recruiting adoptive parents who can consider fostering to adopt and adopting a wide-range of children including those over four years old, sibling groups of two or more children, children with a black or minority ethnic background and children who may have physical or learning disabilities. With access to our award-winning therapeutic services, we are unique in that we are able to provide excellent lifetime support for our families’ adoption journeys.

 

With your social work experience with children and families, you will be responsible for all aspects of work with our valued applicants from the early stages of recruitment, initial interview, preparation and training, through to successful placement and post placement support up to the making of the adoption order.

 

We are more than happy to discuss hours for this role.

 

Interested? If you would like to join an organisation that offers a supportive working culture, please apply by sending your CV and a personal statement to PACT_HR@pactcharity.org detailing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet what we are looking for (further details are available in the job description).

 

Further information (including the job description) is available on our website: http://pactcharity.org/about-us/careers or alternatively please email: PACT_HR@pactcharity.org or telephone: 0118 402 1681.

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Closing date:               9am Monday 3rd December 2018

 

Interview date:            Monday 10th December 2018

PACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults therefore please note our recruitment procedure includes DBS checks and overseas checks (where applicable). Please note prospective employees will need to evidence they have the relevant permission to work in the UK.

No agencies please

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Adoption Social Worker / Senior Social Worker

1 x fixed term appointment (maternity leave cover) based in Pimlico, London

 

The salary is in the range of £28,034- £34,262 FTE plus inner London weighting of £3299 per annum for social worker and £32,347 – £39,534 FTE plus inner London weighting of £3299 per annum for senior social worker.

 

 

PACT is a supportive and respectful place where people are genuinely passionate about delivering positive outcomes for children and their families. We have been at the forefront of adoption services for over 60 years, working with local authorities across the country.

 

With our outstanding rating with Ofsted, we work with a high degree of flexibility and innovation and work with a range of adopters from all backgrounds, including those from black and minority ethnic heritage and the LGBT community.

 

Our adoption teams focus solely on adoption and recruiting adoptive parents who can consider fostering to adopt and adopting a wide-range of children including those over four years old, sibling groups of two or more children, children with a black or minority ethnic background and children who may have physical or learning disabilities. With access to our award-winning therapeutic services, we are unique in that we are able to provide excellent lifetime support for our families’ adoption journeys.

 

With your social work experience with children and families, you will be responsible for all aspects of work with our valued applicants from the early stages of recruitment, initial interview, preparation and training, through to successful placement and post placement support up to the making of the adoption order.

 

We are more than happy to discuss hours for these roles.

 

Interested? If you would like to join an organisation that offers a supportive working culture, please apply by sending your CV and a personal statement to PACT_HR@pactcharity.org detailing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet what we are looking for (further details are available in the job description).

 

Further information (including the job description) is available on our website: http://pactcharity.org/about-us/careers or alternatively please email: PACT_HR@pactcharity.org or telephone: 0118 402 1681.

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Closing date:               9am Monday 3rd December 2018

 

Interview date:            Monday 10th December 2018

PACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults therefore please note our recruitment procedure includes DBS checks and overseas checks (where applicable). Please note prospective employees will need to evidence they have the relevant permission to work in the UK.

No agencies please

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Social Worker

PACT is looking for a social worker or senior social worker to join our Reading adoption team.

You will be part of a committed and passionate team focussing on adopter recruitment, preparation, placement and post-placement support.

This is a full time, permanent.

The salary is in the range of £28,034- £34,262 FTE per annum for social worker and £32,347 – £39,534 FTE per annum for senior social worker.

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 17th December, and interviews will be held on Friday 21st December.

Salary:
£28,034 – £39,534pa

Based:
Reading

Hours per week:
37

Closing date:
Monday, December 17, 2018 – 09:00

Please see the attached job description.

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Adoption Assessment Team Manager

Salary: £42,000 – £48,000
Hours: 35
Location: Barnet, North London

Come and join IAC – The Centre for Adoption (IAC). IAC is an outstanding adoption agency (Ofsted Inspections 2014 and 2017) and is the lead agency for the Intercountry Adoption Regional Adoption Agency for England. Based in Barnet it has both UK-wide and international reach as it is the only adoption agency in the UK to be recognised as foreign partner adoption agency in States of origin from where children are placed in intercountry adoption. IAC also has a small domestic adoption programme principally for intercountry adopters seeking to change their focus to the adoption of children in the UK.

IAC is seeking to recruit a Team Manager in our busy Assessment Team. The successful applicant will have a sound knowledge and understanding of adoption assessment and experience of working in and managing an adoption team, either as a Team Manager or Senior Practitioner with supervisory experience. Ideally the candidate will also have a good knowledge of intercountry adoption, although this is not essential.

You will be responsible for supervising staff, sustaining and developing partnerships with Regional Adoption Agencies, Local Authorities and Voluntary Adoption Agencies in striving to achieve the best possible outcomes for children placed, regardless of their origins.

You should be HCPC registered, with a professional social work qualification and solid post qualifying experience in Children and Families work and Adoption Services.

Closing date for application: TBC
Tentative Interview date: TBC

For an informal discussion contact Irene Levine, Operations Director on 0208 449 2562.

For an application pack please contact Claire Palmer on 020 8449 2562 or by email claire.palmer@icacentre.org.uk

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Adoption Assessment Social Worker
Salary: £35,000 -£40,000
Hours: 35
Location: The role is based at the IAC office in Barnet, Herts, but will include significant
travelling in the UK which occasionally might necessitate an overnight stay.
Come and join IAC -The Centre for Adoption (IAC). IAC is an out
standing adoption agency (Ofsted Inspections 2014 and 2017) and is the lead agency for the Intercountry Adoption Regional
Adoption Agency for England. Based in Barnet it has both UK-wide and international reach as it is the only adoption agency in the UK to be recognised as foreign partner adoption agency in States of origin from where children are placed in intercountry adoption. IAC also has a small domestic adoption programme principally for intercountry adopters seeking to change their focus to the adoption of children in the UK.
IAC is seeking to recruit a Social Worker in our busy Assessment Team. The successful applicant will undertake face to face client contact and direct assessment work in the Intercountry Assessment Team. You should be HCPC registered, with a professional social work qualification and solid post qualifying experience in Children and Families work and Adoption Services.
Closing date for application: TBC
Tentative Interview date: TBC
For an informal discussion contact Irene Levine, Operations Director on 0208 449 2562.
For an application pack please contact Claire Palmer on 020 8449 2562 or by email
Please click here for the job description, and here for the person specification.
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Family Placement Social Worker (Families that Last)

Place of Work                          Birmingham, West Midlands

Salary Grade                             £22,704 to £34,407 per annum – Point 30-51 (starting salary dependant on experience and qualifications)

 Plus up to 6% Employers Contribution to Stakeholder Pension Scheme

Hours of Work                           36 hours per week

 

Responsible to                          Team Manager

 

Contract Type                           Permanent

 

Holiday Entitlement                  25 days Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays

After Adoption provides lifelong support to anyone affected by adoption, delivering high quality services to the people who need them. Our reputation is built on over 25 years’ experience and we make a real difference to the lives of many. Our innovative and award-winning services include:

  • Families that Last, our family finding service for the children who wait longest in the care system.
  • Therapeutic Adoption Support Services, including SafeBase, our therapeutic parenting programme developed to equip parents with the skills and techniques to parent children who have been adopted from care.
  • BirthTies, which provides advice, support and counselling to birth family members.
  • ReUnite, a service to help people reconnect with family members separated by adoption.
  • TalkAdoption, for adopted young people to enable them to share experiences and be supported. This also includes a therapeutic residential short break offer.

The Role

Under the guidance of the Team Manager you will arrange and support family placements by assessment, recruitment, preparation, counselling, advice and assistance. You will also prepare and present reports at meetings attended including Adoption Panel meetings. Planning and implementing programmes for introductions for children and families and co-ordinating post-placement support programmes in line with the Local Authority care plans for children. This will be done in conjunction with After Adoption’s regional adoption support teams as a key requirement. You must have a minimum of three years post qualifying experience in childcare social work including direct experience of adoption work.

The role requires the successful candidate to have a good working knowledge and an understanding of child development and attachment theory and the various adoption and children legislation.

If you are passionate about helping others and making a difference, and want to play a role in driving forward the work of After Adoption, then get in touch. In return you can expect:

  • Matched employers contribution to a group pension scheme (to a maximum of 6%)
  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Your achievements to be acknowledged through our Reward and Recognition Scheme
  • Family friendly policies and flexible working via credit time

For more information on After Adoption and this role, including how to apply please go to: https://www.afteradoption.org.uk/careers/family-placement-social-worker-families-that-last-2/

Applicants will be subject to verification and vetting checks related to child protection and safeguarding matters. These include references covering a five-year period, medical fitness checks, qualification status/registration, identity checks and Enhanced DBS checks.

Closing date for applications: 3 March 2019

Panel interviews: TBC

 After Adoption is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

After Adoption a registered charity number 1000888 is an equal opportunities employer

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Adoption Support Social Worker

Place of Work                          Gateshead, North East

Salary Grade                             £21,822 to £34,407 per annum – Point 28-51 (starting salary dependant on experience and qualifications)

Plus up to 6% Employers Contribution to Stakeholder Pension Scheme

 

Hours of Work                           36 hours per week

 

Responsible to                          Regional Manager

 

Contract Type                           Permanent

 

Holiday Entitlement                  25 days Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays

 

Founded in 1990 After Adoption is a vibrant and dynamic award winning organisation that is passionate about making a difference. Set up to support and address the effects of adoption on children, adults and families, the charity is now one of the leading adoption agencies in England and Wales. Our core functions include:

 

  • Families That Last- Our Family finding and matching of adopters with children;
  • SafeBase-After Adoption support such as our SafeBase parenting programme and Birth ties;
  • TalkAdoption, Camps and Short Breaks for children and young adopted people and;
  • ReUnite search and intermediary for adopted adults and birth relatives.

The Role:

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our North East team as an Adoption Support Social Worker. You will also develop and deliver adoption support services through individual, family and group work throughout the North East, Yorkshire, Humberside and surrounding areas.

Keys responsibilities include: identifying user requirements and developing adoption support services, promotion and co-ordination of our service, delivering training and presentations and providing advice, guidance, support and counselling to families and individuals affected by adoption.

The successful candidate will be CQSW, Dip SW qualified and registered with the relevant social care council. You will have at least 3 years post qualification experience and you will also have experience of working with children and families and providing support within a multi-agency setting.

You must also have good knowledge of the Adoption and Children’s Act and accompanying guidance and all secondary legislation with a sound understanding of how adoption affects all parties.

Further details regarding the essential and desirable criterion for this role are outlined in the Job Description and Person Specification.

If you are passionate about our mission and want to play a role in driving forward the work of After Adoption, we want to hear from you. After Adoption values and invests in their employees’ development.

In order to apply for this role and find out more about us please visit our website https://www.afteradoption.org.uk/careers/adoption-support-social-worker/

Employee benefits include:

  • Matched employers contribution to a group pension scheme (to a maximum of 6%)
  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Reward and Recognition Scheme
  • Family friendly policies and flexible working via credit time

Applicants will be subject to verification and vetting checks related to child protection and safeguarding matters. These include references covering a five year period or longer for regulated activity, medical fitness checks, qualification status/registration, identity checks and Enhanced DBS checks as laid down by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date for applications: 5 March 2019

Panel Interviews: TBC

 After Adoption is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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Adoption Social Worker x 2 POSTS

Salary: £30,507 – £33,799 (Depending on experience)

Hours: Full Time, Maternity Cover- Fixed contract 12 months
from start date (37 hours per week). Part time hours
considered.

Start Date: 1st May 2019 & 1st June 2019
Reporting to: Practice Manager
Based in: Easton, Bristol

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Adoption Social Worker. The post is based in our Bristol office, covering Wiltshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire,
South Gloucestershire, Bath, Bristol, Swindon and South Wales.

CCS Adoption is an independent, professional, registered adoption agency
which has been rated outstanding by Ofsted. We are committed to
maintaining this high level of performance and developing further the
innovative services we provide for children and adoptive families.

The post holder will ideally be 3 years qualified Social Worker preferably with adoption experience, who will be undertaking adoption assessment and making and supporting placements as well as contributing to all aspects of the Agency’s adoption service. Opportunity for creativity and innovative practice is encouraged and welcomed.

For further information about the post please speak to the Head of adoption,
Emma Simpson or Practice Mangers Andrea Viner or Charlie Delahunty.

To apply, please visit http://ccsadoption.org/about/work-for-us/ and download the Job description, Person Specification and Application Form. Please return your completed application form along with your CV to
steven.williamson@ccsadoption.org or by post to the address on our Contact Us page.

Closing date: 12pm 1st March 2019

Shortlist date: 1st March 2019- you will be notified if you have been
shortlisted or not.

Interview date: 7th March 2019

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