Vacancies

Adoption Support Therapist (with Therapeutic Specialism in NVR, DDP or Theraplay)

Key Tasks:
 Assisting with the co-ordinating, developing and delivery of a range of adoption
support services.
 To deliver high quality clinical interventions which meet the needs of adopted
children and their families.
 To work alongside other team members and ensure close liaison and
communication within the team.
 Liaison with Social Workers, admin staff and families to ensure a smooth and
integrated adoption support service is available to LA’s and adoptive families in
the region.
 Keeping accurate recordings and statistical data for measuring referrals and
impact of services and interventions on offer.
 Writing comprehensive reports regarding therapeutic progress and future needs to
inform service delivery and funding applications.
Professional
 To maintain a high degree of confidentiality & professionalism at all times.
 To be aware of and comply with all policies, procedures and objectives of CCS
Adoption
 Expectation to be familiar with CCS Adoption’s approach to risk and safeguarding,
and take responsibility and a risk management approach to their practice.
 To keep up to date with Child Care legislation and research and learning around
all aspects of adoption support and current interventions.
 Privately accessing individual therapeutic supervision for own specialism and
providing evidence of this to the service CCS will fund a set number of hours of
specialism supervision in proportion to workload.
 To participate in individual, group and peer supervision.
 To attend and participate in Team, Agency and Multi-agency meetings as
appropriate.
Teaching and Training
 Ongoing commitments to personal and professional developments and growth.
 To undertake such training as might be required to maintain an appropriate level
of expertise.
 Depending on the needs of the service, to deliver training to adoptive families,
other members of the multi-disciplinary team and professionals in other agencies.
Research and Audit
 To assist with the audit, personal review activity, and evaluation of service as
required.
Other Duties depending on the needs of the service
 Developing group work opportunities for adopted children and their families.
 Liaising with LA’s and Regional Adoption Agencies to raise the profile of services
offered.
 Occasional out of hours working and occasional out of county travel.
These duties are intended to be a guide to the post and should not be considered
exhaustive. This Job Description reflects the major tasks to be carried out by the post
holder but in the interests of effective working, these tasks may be reviewed from time to
time, reflecting changing needs and circumstances. Such reviews and any
consequential changes will be carried out in consultation with the post holder.
All workers are required to uphold the necessary standards as described by their
individual professional regulatory body e.g. HCPC (Health Care Professions Council).

To apply please complete the application form found here and send an up to date CV and covering letter to Steve Williamson
Previous unsuccessful applicants to this, or any other job vacancy advertised by
CCS Adoption, or The Centre, need not apply.
If you have any further questions please email Steve Williamson or
telephone on 0117 935 0005

Closing date: 11th October 12.00
Shortlisting Date: Afternoon of 11th October
Interview Date: Thursday 18th October

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Chief Executive Officer

Due to the pending retirement of the long serving CEO of St David’s Children Society, an exciting opportunity has arisen to lead this vibrant, forward thinking Voluntary Adoption Agency into the next stage of its development.

St David’s has a national reputation for excellence. It is a highly respected, stable and successful adoption provider that hosts AFA Cymru, the successor in Wales to BAAF Cymru. The Society is proud to be a significant partner in the National Adoption Service of Wales.

We seek an experienced, committed and creative new lead officer who will bring energy, skill and deep knowledge of the contemporary challenges in adoption, permanency and family placement to the Society. The successful candidate will be able to evidence the professional, technical and managerial essentials alongside an unshakeable determination to secure the best for children needing new families. Candidates will need to demonstrate strong strategic skills, a profound commitment to children’s rights, with a minimum of five years’ experience as a leader in a social care setting.

In return the Society will provide a generous remuneration package plus various additional benefits and strong support.

St. David’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  All posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  A social work qualification is essential.

For an informal discussion please contact our office on 029 2066 7007.

For further information and to download an application pack visit our website.

Completed applications to be returned to: info@stdavidscs.org.

Closing date for applications: 17th October 2018

Interview date: 26th October 2018

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Practice Manager at The Centre for Adoption Support & Education

Reporting to: Head of Adoption
Salary: £30,756- £39,002 pro-rata (Depending on experience)
18 month Fixed Term contract
Hours: 22.5- 30 hours per week
Office Base: CCS Adoption, Bristol
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Adoption Support Services, to lead and
manage the day to day running of The Centre and the groups and activities on offer.
There will be opportunity for a creative innovative person to develop new services
and ideas, with Centre staff and active service user involvement.
Your role will also work closely with the two other Practice Managers across the
whole adoption service, to ensure best outcomes for adopted families and their
children.
Key Tasks
 Line management of Centre Staff, sessional workers and volunteers, including
supervision and appraisals.
 Recruit, manage and train a team of volunteers to assist with volunteering
services across CCS and The Centre
 Arrange and chair team meetings. Link into whole Agency meetings as
appropriate.
 Close liaison with The Centre administrator regarding all Centre groups and
activities.
 Close working relationship with the Marketing Officer regarding all marketing
needs for The Centre (E-newsletter, Website, Etc.).
 Reviewing all groups regularly to ensure high quality services, child/adoptive
parent input, etc.
 Arrange guest speakers for regular workshops.
 Close liaison with CCS team, regarding potential Centre courses and training
needs.
 Management of the Agency’s pilot Family Mentoring Scheme, to include
recruitment, supervision, support & training
 Develop project into a sustainable commissioned service to the LA/RAA’s.
 Close liaison with CCS SW team managing referrals, and ensuring service is
sustainable
 Research and develop an outreach Education and Schools service.
 Work closely with CCS and RAA SW teams, Virtual school Heads and other
relevant organisations.
 Design and source a package that can be commissioned by schools or other
educational providers. E.g Training courses, one off training events,
conferences, bespoke services as required.
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 Monday 1st October 2018
Shortlisting date: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Interview date: 15th October 2018

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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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Social Worker

Adopters for Adopti on are looking to recruit a Social Worker who will be responsible for managing locally the day to day support and matching of children with adopters in line with Adoption regulation, standards and guidance. This will be home based role with a focus on the South Eastern region.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Grow their local area in line with the business plan in terms of adopter recruitment, placements and ongoing support
  • Working with both internal staff and Independent Social Workers ensure that prospective adopters are thoroughly prepared and rigorously assessed and approved to become adoptive parents in a sensitive and empowering manner
  • Oversee family finding activities for cases in the South East and ensure best practice
  • Ensure that adopters receive the best possible support pre and post order
  • Ensure internal and independent adoption Social Workers deliver their required tasks to the highest standards and without unnecessary delay by carrying out regular formal and informal supervision of social workers as detailed in the supervision agreement
  • Work collaboratively with the Head of Service and team in reviewing and developing the VAA in accordance with related legislation, regulations and national and local priorities.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:

  • Hold a Social Work qualification as recognised by the HCPC or equivalent body
  • Registered as a social worker with the HCPC
  • Experience of working with children and families
  • A proven ability to produce a high standard of report writing and high level of skills in written and oral presentation of information.
  • Experience of assessment of adopters
  • To be able to evidence an understanding and practical application of the use of IT and electronic communications, including the use of Microsoft Office

This is a full time, permanent time position with a salary of up to £32,860 per annum + excellent benefits which includes generous holiday allowance starting at 28 days and rising to 35 days per annum in line with service plus bank holidays, child care vouchers and contributory pension scheme.

Closing date 10 September.

For an application pack please email core.allrecruitment@coreassets.com quoting reference 2276.

Adopters for Adoption is committed to equality in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunities employer.  We have also been awarded Double Tick status by the Jobcentre plus. We reserve the right to withdraw this advert without notification.  The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position.

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Adoption Team Manager

Permanent full time appointment based in Pimlico, London

Salary in the range of £40,420 – 49,402 per annum plus London weighting of £3,299 per annum.  Starting salary according to post qualification experience.

PACT, a voluntary adoption agency, has been at the forefront of adoption services for over 60 years and we work 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 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.

We are looking for a registered and qualified senior social worker or manager, with over three years of experience in adoption. We are looking for a full time manager for our London team. You will be responsible for leading and managing all aspects of your team’s work with our valued applicants from recruitment, initial interview, preparation and training, through to successful placement and post placement support up to the making of the adoption order. Applicants should also be highly organised and familiar with meeting KPIs and reporting to senior managers.

These are opportunities for the right candidates to shape the development of the adoption service.  There will be travel involved between all three of PACT’s sites including Reading.

Interested?  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. Please click here to download the Job Description.

Closing date: Monday 6th August 2018

Interview date: Monday 13th August 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 (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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