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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Adoption Assessment Social Worker

Salary: £35,000 – £40,000

Hours: 35

Location: Based in Barnet (North London)

Closing Date: Friday 16th August 2019

We are recruiting a Senior Practitioner to support IAC’s delivery of intercountry adoption assessments. The role involves direct and face-to-face client contact. The successful applicant will join the Assessment team, conducting initial interviews with prospective adopters, undertaking suitability assessments from Stage One Review through to Adoption Panel, and supporting the delivery of training to Sessional Workers. It is essential that the applicant holds a professional social work qualification, is HCPC registered and possesses a minimum of three years post-qualifying experience in child care social work, including the completion of adoption suitability assessments.

 

A copy of the job description can be found on our website: http://www.icacentre.org.uk/jobs/

 

Alternatively, please email a copy of your CV to Rehema.Springer@icacentre.org.uk for an application pack.

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Chair of Trustees

PACT (Parents and Children Together) helps hundreds of families every year through outstanding adoption and award-winning therapeutic support and inspirational community projects across London and the south of England.  We are one of the UK’s leading independent adoption agencies.  Our mission is to provide adoption and community services to vulnerable children, women and families.

We are looking for someone who shares our passion for making a difference to the lives of children and families and has experience in a senior executive role in the corporate world or the public sector.  Using your strong leadership skills and experience of charity governance you will steer the Board in meeting the charity’s strategic aims and objectives and ensure the proper governance of the charity.

As our Head Office is in Reading ideally you will be based in the Thames Valley and will be able to commit an average of 2-3 days per month of your time. It is a voluntary role although travel expenses may be claimed.

If you find our work interesting and exciting and would like to join us please take a look at our website http://www.pactcharity.org/about-us/careers/volunteer-roles for more information and for details on how to apply.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Head of Service

Service: Child and Family Services, Leeds
Salary: (£38,928 – £42,716 FTE)
Hours: 3 days (22.2 hours) per week (with the possibility of an increase)
22.2 hours: £23,356.80 – £25,629.60 per annum

PAC-UK (as part of Family Action) plays a lead role in the development and provision of
adoption support services for all those involved in adoption in the region. We work
collaboratively with local authorities and partner agencies. Our ‘outstanding’ rated service
works with all those affected by adoption including adoptive parents, adopted children and their wide family and friends networks. We work with individual parents and children as well as with whole and part families and with groups.

We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced adoption manager, who will, as the head of service, lead in delivering, coordinating and monitoring a therapeutic and supportive service for adoptive families. Working closely with the Regional Manager (north) you will pro-actively and creatively lead in managing and developing the service in light of existing and new approaches in the context of changes to the legal framework and government policy.

You will be experienced in leading in adoption work, preferably including both within a local authority setting and in a therapeutic environment. You need to be a dedicated and enthusiastic professional who is committed to improving outcomes for adoptive families and their relatives. You will have strong verbal and written communication skills and be able to deliver training and presentations as required.

Our Values:
A people focus, Mutual Respect, Excellence in all we do and a Can Do attitude.
If you can relate to these and have the necessary skills and attitude we can offer you:-

  •  A competitive salary, leave entitlement and pension scheme
  •  Career development opportunities
  • A full induction and ongoing quality training
  • The opportunity to become part of FA initiatives
  • Flexible working hours
  • Managed workloads with regular supportive and reflective supervision

We are forward looking, ambitious and with a commitment to continuous improvement. We are a people focused, can-do organisation that strives for excellence in all we do and operates with mutual respect. If you share these values and behaviours and have the necessary skills then we look forward to hearing from you.

Appointments are subject to Family Action receiving an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service that we consider acceptable.

For an application pack and further information, please visit:
www.family-action.org.uk/workingwithus
Please email completed applications to: completed.application1@family-action.org.uk

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Closing date: TBC

Interview date: TBC

Family Action offers good working conditions, a comprehensive training programme and a
Group Personal Pension Scheme (GPPS). We welcome applications from all sections of the
community

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Adoption Social Worker

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 and around London, Kent and Essex.

You must be HCPC registered and have 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 please email PACT at 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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Deputy Manager (Adoption)

Deputy Manager – Adoption – Home Based (covering London and South East) – 40 hours per week – circa £38k per annum

Our progressive charity is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and committed registered (HCPC) Social Worker to take on the role of managing our team of Adoption Social Workers.

About the service

Diagrama Adoption was established to ensure adopters who had been working with Cabrini Children’s Society received continued support when the society ceased operation in 2014.

The service has since evolved and we have been busy integrating our own principles and approach to adoption to ensure that those we work with receive the highest possible standard of care, support and preparation throughout this life-changing journey.

Our priority is to recruit adoptive families for children who are deemed ‘harder to place’. We place the needs and safeguarding of the child at the heart of our service and seek for them to achieve in all areas of their lives.

Diagrama Adoption is part of the Diagrama Foundation which has been registered as a charity in the UK since 2009, delivering a range of services dedicated to supporting vulnerable children and adults. Our parent organisation, Fundacion Diagrama is one of the largest charities in Spain.

Visit http://www.diagramaadoption.org.uk/ to learn more.

Key responsibilities of the role

  • Support the Fostering & Adoption Manager in the implementation of the agreed business plan ensuring that all members of the team fully understand the requirements and their ability to impact on its successful delivery
  • Coordinate the workload ensuring that all social workers are allocated an appropriate casework to meet the needs of the business
  • Support the Fostering & Adoption Manager in the implementation of relative quality assurance systems and processes to ensure compliance with legislation, regulation, national standards, guidance and best practice
  • Coach and develop the team of social workers ensuring that appropriate supervision and support is provided to meet the needs of the business
  • Implement all policies and procedures to ensure team members fully understand what is expected in their role to meet the standards required
  • Develop and implement appropriate systems and procedures to ensure that relevant information is produced and available for Senior Management to review
  • Manage all day to day aspects of the service including, as appropriate, maintenance and response to access to historical records to ensure the service is delivered in line with expectations
  • Support the maintenance of operational procedures to ensure they meet best practice within the business area
  • Assist in the promotion of a positive Health & Safety environment

Due to the nature of the role there will be an expectation that individuals will work some weekends and evenings as necessary as part of their working week. The successful candidate will also be required to participate in the roster for out of hours telephone support.

What we offer

We offer a friendly place to work with great opportunities to use your skills and knowledge to make a real difference to the lives of the young people we work with. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package which includes healthcare and graduated sick pay scheme.

If you are interested then please visit our website diagramafoundation.org.uk for more information about our organisation. Application packs can be obtained by contacting hr@diagrama.org.

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Home Based Adoption Social Worker

Home Based Adoption Social Worker – 40 hours per week – £34-£36k per annum

Our charity is looking for highly motivated and committed Social Workers to support children, adults and families through adoption, making a real difference to their lives. If you have the passion and dedication to help us find the best adopters for these special children, we would love you to join our team. Diagrama Foundation is an ambitious and progressive charity and our adoption service is rated GOOD in all areas by Ofsted.

Due to current growth we are expanding our existing team of 10 Social Workers covering London and the South East (from Kent to Southampton) and seeking applicants who are willing to drive or travel.

Our service
Diagrama Adoption was established to ensure adopters who had been approved by Cabrini Children’s Society received continued support when the society ceased operation in 2014.

The service has since evolved and we have been busy integrating our own principles and approach to adoption to ensure that those we work with receive the highest possible standard of care, support and preparation throughout this life-changing journey.

Our priority is to recruit adoptive families for children who are deemed ‘harder to place’. We place the needs and safeguarding of the child at the heart of our service and seek for them to achieve in all areas of their lives.

Diagrama Adoption is part of the Diagrama Foundation which has been registered as a charity in the UK since 2009, delivering a range of services dedicated to supporting vulnerable children and adults. Our parent organisation, Fundacion Diagrama is one of the largest charities in Spain.

Visit http://www.diagramaadoption.org.uk/ to learn more.

Our social workers
– Are passionate about recruiting and assessing adopters, focusing on evidencing skills to support matching of children’s needs including; diversity, abilities, love and understanding of trauma
– Provide dedicated support to adopters though family finding, matching, panel, introductions and placement, including an out-of-hours service
– Participate in planned meetings and reviews where children are placed prior to formal adoption
– Work in partnership with local authorities and other agencies to ensure child-focus and safeguarding priorities
– Participate in training, family event days, support groups, recruitment events and celebration days

Our requirements
– HCPC Registered
– Previous experience in adoption

Why join?
Diagrama Adoption offers comprehensive supervision and support to our social workers; we are child-focused and reflective practice is built into our team, where creativity and innovative thinking are welcomed. We are well supported by our dedicated administration team.

This is a great opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to make a real difference to the lives of the children and young people we work with.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package which includes healthcare, and graduated sick pay scheme, together with reimbursement of authorised business expenses, such as mileage.

As a home based social worker, you will be provided with appropriate equipment, such as phone and laptop to facilitate your work.

To learn more about the role please contact Catherine Moore on 0208 668 2181 for a confidential chat.

Interested? Email your CV to hr@diagrama.org.

Interviews will be held at Diagrama Foundation head office in Rochester, Kent. Once in post, team meetings etc. are held in Croydon, London.

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Adoption Social Worker

A career that’s life-changing

Adoption Social Worker

Location: Midlands

Hours: Permanent, full-time (37 hours per week)

Salary: up to £34,700 depending on experience + £700 on call allowance.

Are you a social worker looking to expand your knowledge and expertise? We have a great opportunity for an Adoption Social Worker for the Midlands area undertaking all aspects of adoption work.

How Action for Children works

Action for Children does what’s right, does what’s needed and does what works for children across the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of 301,000 children, young people and their families – but for every child who needs help to get help, there’s plenty more to do. That’s where you come in.

The role

You’ll play an important part in the recruitment, training and assessment of prospective adoptive parents and supporting them through the placement of children until the making of an adoption order.

The difference

You’ll significantly improve young people’s lives:

  • By dealing with enquiries about adoption from members of the public
  • By delivering adoption information sessions with colleagues and the team which could involve targeted recruitment campaigns
  • By conducting adoption assessments, writing reports to recommend applicants as suitable to adopt
  • By delivering training and workshops to adopters and prospective adopters
  • By supporting adopters through the linking and matching process prior to children joining their family, and then throughout their placement until adoption orders are made.
  • By joining the out of hour’s telephone contact rota to provide support to adoptive parents.

The person

You’ll need:

  • A Social Work Qualification (degree or equivalent) and current registration with the HCPC
  • At least 3yrs post qualifying experience of family placement work
  • Varied experience of working as a Social Worker with families and children
  • An understanding of early life experiences such as trauma or abuse and the impact they can have on children and young people throughout their lives
  • The ability to analyse complex information in order to make recommendations and informed decisions
  • The ability to work both as part of a team, sharing knowledge and managing cases
  • The ability to use your own initiative and work independently
  • Experience of managing your own caseload and working to deadlines
  • The ability to deliver presentations, information sessions and training
  • To be be able to drive / have access to a car.

 The rewards

Our comprehensive benefits package includes (but is not limited to)

  • 29 days annual leave, increasing to 34 days ( Bank Holiday’s over and above this) with the option to buy and sell additional holidays
  • Excellent Parental leave –  Maternity / Adoption / Dependancy packages
  • Pension – we’ll match contributions up to 7% of your salary
  • Discount portal for thousands of high street brands
  • My Cycle Scheme
  • Season ticket loans
  • Subsidised subscription to wellness websites
  • Paid volunteer day in one of our services per year

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to vulnerable children’s lives and to build a fulfilling and meaningful career with a leading UK children’s charity.

Action for Children is committed to safer recruitment practices, designed to protect the welfare of the children and young people using our services.

If you meet all the criteria and would like to proceed with your application, you’ll be redirected to an application form on our website which should only take around 5 minutes to complete. Please have your CV handy to upload. As this job involves working around children, there are some specific questions we need to ask you as part of your application process. Thanks for taking the time to apply and we wish you the best of luck!

To apply and for a copy of the job description, follow this link.

Closing Date: 12th August 2019

 

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Adoption Post Approval Social Worker

Salary: From £37,000

Hours: 35

Location: Based in Barnet (North London)

Closing Date: Friday 16th August 2019

We are recruiting a Senior Practitioner to join IAC’s Post Approval team. The role involves supporting prospective adopters during the waiting period, and then through matching and placement, as well as a continuing involvement with some families post adoption. The successful applicant must be willing to work flexibly in order to achieve successful outcomes for adopted children and their families, with sound knowledge and understanding of good child care practice in both Intercountry and Domestic adoption. It is essential that the applicant holds a professional social work qualification, is HCPC registered and possesses a minimum of three years post-qualifying experience in child care social work, with the ability to evidence professional report writing experience.

 

A copy of the job description can be found on our website: http://www.icacentre.org.uk/jobs/

 

Alternatively, please email a copy of your CV to Rehema.Springer@icacentre.org.uk for an application pack.

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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 £32,994 – £40,326 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, qualified adoption social worker, with therapeutic experience (particularly with trauma and attachment) to join the London (Pimlico based) adoption team.

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.

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 1681.

 Closing date:            noon, Thursday 5th September 2019

Interview date:         Tuesday, 24th September 2019

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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Contracts Manager (Families and Children Therapeutic Services)

Contracts Manager (Families and Children Therapeutic Services)

Permanent full time appointment based in Reading

Salary in the range £28,942 – £35,373 per annum

Would you like the satisfaction of knowing that your work helps to make a real and significant difference to the lives of our adoptive children and families? PACT is one of the leading voluntary adoption agencies in the UK and has been at the forefront of adoption services for over 60 years. We place children with secure and loving families through our adoption service, rated overall Outstanding by Ofsted.

Our FACTS (Families and Children Therapeutic Services) team provides vital therapeutic support to our families who have adopted a child/ren through PACT. In addition, the service contracts with Regional Adoption Agencies (RAAs)/Local Authorities and other third parties to provide assessments, therapeutic support and training for parents that are eligible for support via the Adoption Support Fund.

This is a new role and you will have overall responsibility for managing the successful end to end delivery of key elements (business administration, contract management, financial control and support processes) for this core service.

We are looking for someone who enjoys pushing for continued excellence, has experience of delivering efficient business critical processes, is able to manage contracts, and has a proven working knowledge of accounting with strong numeracy skills.

Interested?  Further details are available on our website:  http://www.pactcharity.org/jobs or alternatively please email:  PACT-HR@pactcharity.org or telephone: 0118 938 7600.

Closing date: Monday 26th August 2019 – 11.59pm

Interview date: Thursday 5th September 2019

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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