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 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 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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