Vacancies

Assistant Social Worker

Salary: £22,658

Hours: Full Time (Part time considered) – 12 month contract
from start date

Reporting to: Practice Leader

Based in: Easton, Bristol

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant 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 have significant experience in working with families and a robust knowledge of the needs of adopted children and adoptive families. You will be assisting Adoption Social Workers with all areas of their work – assessment, family finding, matching, placement, post placement support. Experience in group would be desirable, as the role will also include assisting at various groups at CCS and at The Centre for Adoption Support and Education. You will also be 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 Adoption Team Manager, Emma Simpson or Practice Leaders Andrea Viner or Charlie Delahunty.

To apply, please visit www.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: 5pm 22nd June 2018

Shortlisting: 26th June

Interview date: 2nd July

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SENIOR PRACTITIONER (Post Approval Team and Special Programmes) Interim Intercountry Adoption

Organisation: IAC – The Centre for Adoption

Salary: Starting from £36,000 per annum

Hours: 35 hours per week (full time)

Location: Barnet, North London

Closing date for application: TBC

Interview date: TBC

IAC – The Centre for Adoption is currently looking to recruit senior practitioner to join its well established post approval team, in Barnet, North London. This is a unique position in adoption practice, working within an Agency whose mission is to achieve the best possible outcomes for children, whatever their origins. The Agency works with families adopting from a wide range of countries, and also delivers Special Programmes, including the China Special Needs Adoption Programme, as well as programmes in India, Bulgaria, South Africa, the Philippines and Kazakhstan.

IAC is seeking to recruit a Senior Practitioner to support prospective adopters during the waiting period, and then through matching and placement, as well as a continuing involvement with some families post adoption. The post holder would also be expected to assist prospective adopters joining any of the IAC Special Programmes, which would include families approved both by IAC and also by other adoption agencies.

Candidates must be child-focused professionals who are able to be flexible in meeting adopters support needs and the needs of the Agency. You will need to have an interest in working with families who have chosen to establish or extend their families through intercountry adoption, and a commitment to offering a high quality service to these families and their adopted children.

Your role will require working in partnership with Local Authorities, Voluntary Adoption Agencies, Central Authorities and other adoption professionals in England and in other countries. Written or verbal competency in languages other than English, particularly Indian languages or Russian would be an advantage, but are not essential.

In addition to adoption experience applicants interested in working for IAC – The Centre for Adoption should also have the following credentials:

  • A social work qualification
  • Registered with the HCPC
  • Commitment to equal access and equal opportunities
  • Prior experience of professional report writing
  • Willingness to travel

For details of job description and person specification, and to request an application form, please contact Tanya Gutter, Adoption Manager (Post Approval) by email on tanya.gutter@icacentre.org.uk or by phone on 0208 448 2562

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SENIOR PRACTITIONER (Post Approval Team and Special Programmes) Intercountry Adoption

Organisation: IAC – The Centre for Adoption

Salary: Starting from £36,000 per annum

Hours: 35 hours per week (full time)

Location: Barnet, North London

Closing date for application: TBC

Interview date: TBC

IAC – The Centre for Adoption is currently looking to recruit senior practitioner to join its well established post approval team, in Barnet, North London. This is a unique position in adoption practice, working within an Agency whose mission is to achieve the best possible outcomes for children, whatever their origins. The Agency works with families adopting from a wide range of countries, and also delivers Special Programmes, including the China Special Needs Adoption Programme, as well as programmes in India, Bulgaria, South Africa, the Philippines and Kazakhstan.

IAC is seeking to recruit a Senior Practitioner to support prospective adopters during the waiting period, and then through matching and placement, as well as a continuing involvement with some families post adoption. The post holder would also be expected to assist prospective adopters joining any of the IAC Special Programmes, which would include families approved both by IAC and also by other adoption agencies.

Candidates must be child-focused professionals who are able to be flexible in meeting adopters support needs and the needs of the Agency. You will need to have an interest in working with families who have chosen to establish or extend their families through intercountry adoption, and a commitment to offering a high quality service to these families and their adopted children.

Your role will require working in partnership with Local Authorities, Voluntary Adoption Agencies, Central Authorities and other adoption professionals in England and in other countries. Written or verbal competency in languages other than English, particularly Indian languages or Russian would be an advantage, but are not essential.

In addition to adoption experience applicants interested in working for IAC – The Centre for Adoption should also have the following credentials:

  • A social work qualification
  • Registered with the HCPC
  • Commitment to equal access and equal opportunities
  • Prior experience of professional report writing
  • Willingness to travel

For details of job description and person specification, and to request an application form, please contact Tanya Gutter, Adoption Manager (Post Approval) by email on tanya.gutter@icacentre.org.uk or by phone on 0208 448 2562

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Senior Practitioner - Intercountry Assessment Team

Organisation: IAC – The Centre for Adoption

Salary: Starting from £36,000 per annum

Hours: 35 hours per week (full time)

Location: Barnet, North London

IAC – The Centre for Adoption is currently looking to recruit senior practitioner to join its well established post approval team, in Barnet, North London. This is a unique position in adoption practice, working within an Agency whose mission is to achieve the best possible outcomes for children, whatever their origins. The Agency works with families adopting from a wide range of countries, and also delivers Special Programmes, including the China Special Needs Adoption Programme, as well as programmes in India, Bulgaria, South Africa, the Philippines and Kazakhstan.

IAC – The Centre for Adoption is seeking to recruit a qualified and experienced social worker for the role of senior practitioner in our Intercountry Assessment Team.

The successful applicant will have experience of working in an adoption team, with a sound understanding of assessment work. Ideally the candidate will also have a good knowledge of intercountry adoption, although this is not essential.

A job description is attached.

The post is fulltime and based in our High Barnet Office.

For an application form please e-mail: barbara.orchard@icacentre.org.uk or for further information prior to applying, please email Catherine Bunch, Team Manager in the Assessment Team Catherine.Bunch@icacentre.org.uk
Please note the following:

Closing date for applications: TBC

Provisional Interview date: TBC

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Senior Practitioner – Intercountry Assessment Team – Interim

Organisation: IAC – The Centre for Adoption

Salary: Starting from £36,000 per annum

Hours: 35 hours per week (full time)

Location: Barnet, North London

IAC – The Centre for Adoption is seeking to recruit a qualified and experienced social worker for the role of senior practitioner in our Intercountry Assessment Team.

The successful applicant will have experience of working in an adoption team, with a sound understanding of assessment work. Ideally the candidate will also have a good knowledge of intercountry adoption, although this is not essential.

A job description is attached.

The post is fulltime and based in our High Barnet Office.

For an application form please e-mail: barbara.orchard@icacentre.org.uk or for further information prior to applying, please email Catherine Bunch, Team Manager in the Assessment Team Catherine.Bunch@icacentre.org.uk

Please note the following:

Closing date for applications: TBC
Provisional Interview date: TBC

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Job Description

Person Specification

Policy Statement On The Recruitment of Ex-Offender

About IAC – The Centre for Adoption

Application Form

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Adoption Assessment Team Manager - Interim

Salary: £40,000 – £44,500 (including outer London weighting)

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 Barbara Orchard on 020 8449 2562, Direct Line 020 3627 9480 or by email barbara.orchard@icacentre.org.uk

Please click here to download the Job Description and Person Specification.

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ADOPTION ASSESSMENT TEAM MANAGER

Salary: £40,000 – £44,500 (including outer London weighting)

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 Barbara Orchard on 020 8449 2562, Direct Line 020 3627 9480 or by email barbara.orchard@icacentre.org.uk

Please click here to download the Job Description and Person Specification.

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HEAD OF SERVICE

HEAD OF SERVICE

SALARY UPTO £55,000 PER ANNUM DEPENDENT ON EXPERIENCE + CAR + BENEFITS

FULL TIME, PERMANENT

HOMEBASED ROLE – SOME TRAVEL WILL BE REQUIRED

Adopters for Adoption is a national UK adoption agency based in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.   Our vision is to create permanence for children.  We focus on getting adoption right for all those involved and believe we provide all the guidance and support needed to become an adoptive parent.  As part of the Core Assets Group we combine over 20 years’ experience of achieving exceptional outcomes for children and families in the UK and across the world.

We are recruiting a charismatic, high-achieving and highly motivated Head of Service with relevant experience to join our team.  You will have lead responsibility for the strategic and operational development, management and growth of Adopters for Adoption.

As our Head of Service you will be expected to effectively manage, develop and promote Adoption and Adoption Support Services in line with regulatory standards as well as provide positive and dynamic leadership and management to the team creating a well skilled, trained and motivated workforce.

 

You will have proven experience in a similar role or you could be looking for the next step up

in your career.  Ideally, you will either hold or be working towards completing a management qualification.

This role is homebased though some travel will be required.  It also comes with a highly attractive salary up to £55k per annum depending on skills/experience, + company car + extensive range of benefits to include generous holiday allowance, childcare vouchers, and pension scheme.

Previous candidates are welcome to re-apply.

Closing date 21st June

Adopters for Adoption is an Equal Opportunities employer. We have also been awarded Double Tick status by the Jobcentre plus.  The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position.  We reserve the right to withdraw this advert without notification. Please note, we do not work with recruitment agencies.  

For an application pack please email lisa.besford@coreassets.com or by calling 01527 839214.

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Head of Adoption

HEAD OF ADOPTION

Permanent full time appointment based in either Reading or Pimlico, London


Salary in the range £51,500 – £62,945  pa plus £3,299 pa London weighting if based in London

About us
PACT provides an outstanding adoption and adoption support service as well as award winning community based programmes. We have been at the forefront of adoption services for over 60 years and are one of the UK’s leading adoption agencies.  We place children with secure and loving families and support them via our award-winning specialist and innovative therapeutic support services.   Our adoption services are rated as outstanding by Ofsted and we pride ourselves on the delivery of impressive and high quality services.  We work collaboratively with local authorities and voluntary adoption agencies across the UK.

The role
This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to contribute to the strategy for, and own the operational leadership, of our adoption services.  A member of the executive team and reporting to the chief executive, this is a key role and as such you will be responsible for maintaining our reputation as a leading adoption agency and for the successful delivery of the strategy and business plans for our adoption teams.  An ambassador and advocate for PACT, you will explore innovation, networking and business development opportunities.

About you

We are looking for an individual who has significant experience of leading and developing services at senior manager or head of service level, ideally gained in the children’s social care sector. You will be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the regulatory and statutory framework for adoption and for safeguarding children.

To succeed in this role you should be confident, capable of inspiring, motivating and managing others, have excellent communication skills, and demonstrate a real passion for improving outcomes for looked after children.

A qualified registered social worker, you will be resilient and able to manage both operational and strategic priorities.  Committed to an ethos of continuous improvement, you will be able to lead and deliver change to deliver consistent quality of service by challenging appropriately.

What we offer
In addition to offering a supportive and respectful place to work, where everyone is genuinely passionate about the work we do, we offer a package that includes 30 days annual leave plus public holidays, a local government pension scheme, flexible working, free parking in Reading and interest free season ticket loans.

Apply
Further details are available on our website:  http://pactcharity.org/about-us/careers or alternatively please email:  PACT_HR@pactcharity.org or telephone: 0118 402 1706.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Jan Fishwick, Chief Executive on 0118 402 1698.

Closing date:                     Friday 29th June 2018

Interview date:         Tuesday 10th July 2018

Click here to view the job description.

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 .

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Senior Social Worker

Senior Social Worker

Full time, permanent

Based in Pimlico, London

Starting salary in the range £32,027 – £39,144 per annum with inner 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.

You will be part of a committed and passionate team that focuses 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 therapeutically trained social workers, therapists and clinical psychologists we are able to provide support for the lifetime of our families’ adoption journeys and facilitate positive outcomes for children and their families.

With your three years of experience in adoption, 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.

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.

Click here to view the job description.

Closing date:  Friday 22nd June 2018

Interview date: Friday 13th July 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. 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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Quality assurance and panel advisor

QUALITY ASSURANCE AND PANEL ADVISOR

Permanent part time appointment based in Reading
18.5 hours per week

Salary in the range £21,068 pa – £25,750 pa which is pro rata the full time range of £42,136 – £51,500 pa.

About us
PACT provides an outstanding adoption and adoption support service as well as award winning community based programmes. We have been at the forefront of adoption services for over 60 years and are one of the UK’s leading adoption agencies.  We place children with secure and loving families and support them via our award-winning specialist and innovative therapeutic support services.   Our adoption services are rated as outstanding by Ofsted and we pride ourselves on the delivery of impressive and high quality services.  We work collaboratively with Local Authorities Voluntary Adoption Agencies across the UK.

The role
The QA and Panel Advisor has a key role in the adoption service, with overall responsibility for quality assurance and management of the adoption panel process.

Together with the Panel Chair, they have responsibility for ensuring that appropriately experienced and qualified panel members are recruited, inducted and receive training and annual appraisals.

They also work alongside managers of social work teams to advise on quality assurance, and act as a challenge to current practices. Leading on the delivery of Ofsted readiness, they undertake audits so that best practice is delivered consistently across teams and continuously improved.

About you

We are looking for a registered and qualified social worker who is passionate about improving outcomes for looked after children coupled with a sound understanding of the regulatory/statutory framework for adoption and substantial post qualification experience.

To succeed in this role you should be well organised, able to challenge constructively in order to achieve and retain outstanding standards at all time, have excellent communication skills and able to demonstrate effective partnership working with a variety of stakeholders.

A good understanding of safeguarding is also required.

What we offer
In addition to offering a supportive and respectful place to work, where everyone is genuinely passionate about the work we do, we offer a package that includes 27 days annual leave plus public holidays, a contributory pension scheme, flexible working, free parking in Reading and interest free season ticket loans.

Apply
Further details are available on our website:  http://pactcharity.org/about-us/careers or alternatively please email:  PACT_HR@pactcharity.org or telephone: 0118 402 1706.

Closing date:                     Thursday 5th July 2018

Interview date:         Wednesday 18th July 2018

Click here to view the job description.

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 .

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Adoption Social Work Independent Contractors

Are you a self-employed adoption professional?

PACT requires experienced, qualified adoption social workers to support the existing staff teams within PACT. Areas of adoption covered include: adoption assessments, welfare supervision, initial interviews, therapeutic work (must have a professional membership), post-placement support, family finding and quality assurance.

We are looking for good quality social workers across the south east and specifically in Bristol, Dorset, Essex, London, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Suffolk, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex and Hertfordshire.

You must be HCPC registered and have 3 years’ experience in adoption. You will have the ability to work independently and to tight deadlines. All work will need to be completed to a high standard and you will be required to attend panel with your applicants. You will need to have access to your own transport, be willing to travel and hold your own professional indemnity insurance.

By joining PACT we can offer a competitive rate per assessment and you will be provided with support and consultation for each assignment. Travelling expenses are also reimbursed.

You will need to provide three references, a DBS check will be undertaken, and you must have a current certificate for completion of an acceptable safeguarding course. You may also be asked to show a sample of your previous work.

If you are interested in undertaking any of the above for PACT please email PACT_HR@pactcharity.org with your name, address, telephone number, a covering letter and a copy of your most up-to-date CV.

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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