Vacancies

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.

READ MORE READ LESS
Practice Manager at the Centre for Adoption Support & Education

Hours: 22.5 hours per week (3 days- Wed/Thurs/Fri)

Salary: £25,463 – £30,756 pro-rata, 18 month Fixed Term contract

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 also be opportunity for a creative innovative person to develop new
services and ideas, with Centre staff and active service user involvement.

Core Centre Services:
 Line management of The Centre employees and sessional workers, including
supervision, appraisals and HR issues.
 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 CC team, regarding potential Centre courses.
Family Mentoring Scheme
 Management of the Agency’s Pilot Family Mentoring Scheme, to include
recruitment, supervision, support & training
 Evaluate outcome of pilot- 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
 Grow/develop service to meet the ongoing needs.
Other responsibilities/areas for development
 Research demand for training/ support around education for adopted children
with plans to develop a School 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: 5pm Friday 7th September 2018

Shortlist date: Week commencing 10th September

Interview date: 19th September 2018

READ MORE READ LESS
Business Support Officer

Permanent post – full time

Location – London based

Salary in the range £21-£28,000 p.a. depending on experience

CVAA is a UK-wide collective of organisations that aims to increase excellence in the adoption system. We work flexibly and collaboratively, maximising our influence by ensuring our work is evidence-based and enriched by understanding of data and practice. We are independent of any individual provider, and in a competitive market we provide a co-operative forum for drawing together the best of the adoption system’s intelligence, expertise and innovation.

This is a vital post at the heart of the adoption sector. Voluntary adoption agencies work hard to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families across the UK and CVAA aims to provide a truly excellent membership service to help them do this. You will take pride in an excellent and continuously improving service for all our members. You will provide professional support to the Board and Trustees in carrying out their duties. You will act as executive assistant to the CEO, and work at the heart of our busy team, managing our small office in central London – and working with members across the UK.

We are looking for someone practical, proactive and really well-organised, a self starter with a sense of humour.  You will be a trouble-shooter – willing to give things a go and confident enough to work on your own initiative and deal with some strong personalities.  You will also have an interest in adoption and be motivated by improving outcomes for children and families.

CVAA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults therefore please note our recruitment procedure may include 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.  We are unable to provide sponsorship.

For further information, click here to download the job description or contact Debbie Hardy by email:  debbie.hardy@pactcharity.org or telephone: 0118 402 1685.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role before applying, please contact Sam Mercadante, CVAA Policy & Development Manager on 07525 176427.

Closing date: 12 noon Thursday 23 August 2018

Interviews: likely to be held w/c 27th August 2018

Application is by CV and covering letter to Debbie.hardy@pactcharity.org.  Your covering letter should explain why you are interested in the post and how you meet the person specification.  CVs without covering letters will not be considered.

No agencies please.

Charity No 1108318

READ MORE READ LESS
Adoption Social Worker

Hours: Full Time- Fixed contract 18 months from start date
(37 hours per week). Part time hours considered.

Based in: Easton, Bristol

Salary: £29,909 – £33,136 (Depending on experience)

Reporting to: Practice Leader

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 Leaders 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 24th August 2018

Shortlist date: 28th August 2018- you will be notified if you have been
shortlisted or not.

Interview date 13th September 2018

READ MORE READ LESS
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

READ MORE READ LESS
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

Downloads:

READ MORE READ LESS
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

Downloads:

READ MORE READ LESS
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

Downloads

READ MORE READ LESS
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

Downloads:

Job Description

Person Specification

Policy Statement On The Recruitment of Ex-Offender

About IAC – The Centre for Adoption

Application Form

READ MORE READ LESS
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.

READ MORE READ LESS
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.

READ MORE READ LESS