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 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 Assessment Team Manager

Salary: £42,000 – £48,000
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 Claire Palmer on 020 8449 2562 or by email claire.palmer@icacentre.org.uk

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Adoption Assessment Social Worker
Salary: £35,000 -£40,000
Hours: 35
Location: The role is based at the IAC office in Barnet, Herts, but will include significant
travelling in the UK which occasionally might necessitate an overnight stay.
Come and join IAC -The Centre for Adoption (IAC). IAC is an out
standing 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 Social Worker in our busy Assessment Team. The successful applicant will undertake face to face client contact and direct assessment work in the Intercountry Assessment Team. 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 Claire Palmer on 020 8449 2562 or by email
Please click here for the job description, and here for the person specification.
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Family Placement Social Worker (Families that Last)

Place of Work                          Birmingham, West Midlands

Salary Grade                             £22,704 to £34,407 per annum – Point 30-51 (starting salary dependant on experience and qualifications)

 Plus up to 6% Employers Contribution to Stakeholder Pension Scheme

Hours of Work                           36 hours per week

 

Responsible to                          Team Manager

 

Contract Type                           Permanent

 

Holiday Entitlement                  25 days Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays

After Adoption provides lifelong support to anyone affected by adoption, delivering high quality services to the people who need them. Our reputation is built on over 25 years’ experience and we make a real difference to the lives of many. Our innovative and award-winning services include:

  • Families that Last, our family finding service for the children who wait longest in the care system.
  • Therapeutic Adoption Support Services, including SafeBase, our therapeutic parenting programme developed to equip parents with the skills and techniques to parent children who have been adopted from care.
  • BirthTies, which provides advice, support and counselling to birth family members.
  • ReUnite, a service to help people reconnect with family members separated by adoption.
  • TalkAdoption, for adopted young people to enable them to share experiences and be supported. This also includes a therapeutic residential short break offer.

The Role

Under the guidance of the Team Manager you will arrange and support family placements by assessment, recruitment, preparation, counselling, advice and assistance. You will also prepare and present reports at meetings attended including Adoption Panel meetings. Planning and implementing programmes for introductions for children and families and co-ordinating post-placement support programmes in line with the Local Authority care plans for children. This will be done in conjunction with After Adoption’s regional adoption support teams as a key requirement. You must have a minimum of three years post qualifying experience in childcare social work including direct experience of adoption work.

The role requires the successful candidate to have a good working knowledge and an understanding of child development and attachment theory and the various adoption and children legislation.

If you are passionate about helping others and making a difference, and want to play a role in driving forward the work of After Adoption, then get in touch. In return you can expect:

  • Matched employers contribution to a group pension scheme (to a maximum of 6%)
  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Your achievements to be acknowledged through our Reward and Recognition Scheme
  • Family friendly policies and flexible working via credit time

For more information on After Adoption and this role, including how to apply please go to: https://www.afteradoption.org.uk/careers/family-placement-social-worker-families-that-last-2/

Applicants will be subject to verification and vetting checks related to child protection and safeguarding matters. These include references covering a five-year period, medical fitness checks, qualification status/registration, identity checks and Enhanced DBS checks.

Closing date for applications: 3 March 2019

Panel interviews: TBC

 After Adoption is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

After Adoption a registered charity number 1000888 is an equal opportunities employer

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Adoption Support Social Worker

Place of Work                          Gateshead, North East

Salary Grade                             £21,822 to £34,407 per annum – Point 28-51 (starting salary dependant on experience and qualifications)

Plus up to 6% Employers Contribution to Stakeholder Pension Scheme

 

Hours of Work                           36 hours per week

 

Responsible to                          Regional Manager

 

Contract Type                           Permanent

 

Holiday Entitlement                  25 days Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays

 

Founded in 1990 After Adoption is a vibrant and dynamic award winning organisation that is passionate about making a difference. Set up to support and address the effects of adoption on children, adults and families, the charity is now one of the leading adoption agencies in England and Wales. Our core functions include:

 

  • Families That Last- Our Family finding and matching of adopters with children;
  • SafeBase-After Adoption support such as our SafeBase parenting programme and Birth ties;
  • TalkAdoption, Camps and Short Breaks for children and young adopted people and;
  • ReUnite search and intermediary for adopted adults and birth relatives.

The Role:

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our North East team as an Adoption Support Social Worker. You will also develop and deliver adoption support services through individual, family and group work throughout the North East, Yorkshire, Humberside and surrounding areas.

Keys responsibilities include: identifying user requirements and developing adoption support services, promotion and co-ordination of our service, delivering training and presentations and providing advice, guidance, support and counselling to families and individuals affected by adoption.

The successful candidate will be CQSW, Dip SW qualified and registered with the relevant social care council. You will have at least 3 years post qualification experience and you will also have experience of working with children and families and providing support within a multi-agency setting.

You must also have good knowledge of the Adoption and Children’s Act and accompanying guidance and all secondary legislation with a sound understanding of how adoption affects all parties.

Further details regarding the essential and desirable criterion for this role are outlined in the Job Description and Person Specification.

If you are passionate about our mission and want to play a role in driving forward the work of After Adoption, we want to hear from you. After Adoption values and invests in their employees’ development.

In order to apply for this role and find out more about us please visit our website https://www.afteradoption.org.uk/careers/adoption-support-social-worker/

Employee benefits include:

  • Matched employers contribution to a group pension scheme (to a maximum of 6%)
  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Reward and Recognition Scheme
  • Family friendly policies and flexible working via credit time

Applicants will be subject to verification and vetting checks related to child protection and safeguarding matters. These include references covering a five year period or longer for regulated activity, medical fitness checks, qualification status/registration, identity checks and Enhanced DBS checks as laid down by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date for applications: 5 March 2019

Panel Interviews: TBC

 After Adoption is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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Adoption Social Worker x 2 POSTS

Salary: £30,507 – £33,799 (Depending on experience)

Hours: Full Time, Maternity Cover- Fixed contract 12 months
from start date (37 hours per week). Part time hours
considered.

Start Date: 1st May 2019 & 1st June 2019
Reporting to: Practice Manager
Based in: Easton, Bristol

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 Mangers 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 1st March 2019

Shortlist date: 1st March 2019- you will be notified if you have been
shortlisted or not.

Interview date: 7th March 2019

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Social Worker

Do you share our ambition of improving the lives of vulnerable children in need of loving adoptive families?  If so we would be delighted to hear from you.

Energetic and ambitious, the Yorkshire Adoption Agency is seeking to appoint social workers with the enthusiasm and vision to contribute to the next exciting phase of the Agency’s development.

The post holder will be involved in the recruitment, training and assessment of prospective adopters and contribute to the ‘lifelong’ offer of post adoption support services to adoptive families.

The Agency can provide:

  • A competitive salary;
  • A comfortable and friendly working environment with on-site parking; the Agency has a policy of no ‘hot-desking’;
  • Regular supervision and support;
  • Excellent opportunities for professional development including therapeutic interventions;
  • A Government backed pension scheme
  • Generous annual leave entitlement;
  • Flexible working.

 

For an informal discussion please contact Annie Redmond: 01302 638337 or annie@yorkshireadoptionagency.org.uk

 

An application and job description can be downloaded from our website: www.yorkshireadoptionagency.org.uk

 

Closing date for applications:   8th March 2019

Date for interview:  TBC

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Assistant Social Worker

Job Title: Assistant Social Worker
Salary: £23,836 (From 1st April 2019)
Hours: Full Time (Part time considered) – 12 month contract
from start date
Reporting to: Practice Manager
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 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: 14th March at 12pm
Shortlisting: Afternoon of 14th March
Interview date: Thursday 21st March

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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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Adoption Social Worker

Salary: £30,507 – £33,799 (Depending on experience)

Hours: Full Time. Fixed contract 2 years from start date (37
hours per week). Part time hours considered.

Reporting to: Practice Manager

Based in: Easton, Bristol

Do you want to work for an OUTSTANDING Adoption Agency? Ofsted have graded us as Outstanding 4 inspections in a row, evidence of the high standards and quality that we work towards. We encourage innovative practice, we provide high levels of support and training and we have a range of staff benefits. You will not only get 25 standard annual leave days, normal statuary bank holidays but also an additional 2 days over Easter, an additional day in May and the office is closed between Christmas and New Year. As an employer we take the Wellbeing of our staff seriously, we also provide access to the Cycle to Work and Eye care schemes.

CCS is looking for an exceptional Social Work practitioner, who is creative, innovative and has strong practice skills and knowledge. Ideally at least 3 years post qualifying, but more importantly, can demonstrate a real commitment and passion for Adoption work , as a way of securing the best possible outcomes for children needing adoptive families . In return we can offer you the benefits of working in a highly skilled professional Team, with regular supervision, support and training.

The post is based in our Bristol office, covering Wiltshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, Bath, Bristol, Swindon and South Wales. You will be office based however have the opportunity to occasionally work at home using our remote access. Smart phones are also provided to all social work staff.

CCS Adoption is an independent, professional, registered adoption agency. Social workers carry out the whole range of tasks ensuring variety and opportunities for development through your case load. Tasks include recruitment, presenting training, assessments, family finding, placement support, long term support, helping to run groups for children, young people or adopters. We are committed to maintaining high standards in our practice and providing innovative services to children and adoptive families.

All Social work staff also work closely with The Centre staff and services which creates opportunities for staff and adopters.

www.adoptionsupportcentre.org.

CCS is keen to receive applications from people from all demographics, we would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the BAME community.

For further information about the post please speak to the Head of Adoption,
Emma Simpson or Practice Mangers 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: 29th April 2019

Shortlist date: 30th April 2019 – you will be notified if you have been shortlisted
or not.

Interview date: 7th May 2019

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Adoption Advisor

Salary: £23,836 (pro-rata)

Hours: Part Time: 12 hours/week permanent contract. To be
worked preferably over 3 days (Preferably Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday).

And an additional 7 hours temporarily until end March 2020.
i.e. currently 19 hours/week.

Reporting to: Practice Manager

Based in: Easton, Bristol

Are you an adopter or adopted person? Are you passionate about recruiting and training adoptive families for some of the most vulnerable children in society who are unable to live within their birth families? Would you like the opportunity to work for CCS Adoption; an “Outstanding” Voluntary Adoption Agency for the last 10 years?

We are looking to recruit an Adoption Advisor to provide information and guidance to members of the public who make enquiries about Adoption. The Adoption Advisor will play a key role within the Adoption Team and so the ability to work collaboratively with Social Work colleagues is essential. As a result of consistent positive feedback about the contribution made by adopters to our training and recruitment events and in accordance with the national drive to promote the value of the Adopter’s Voice, CCS Adoption is keen to appoint people who have first-hand experience of living as part of an adoptive family. We would welcome applications from adopters who can share information about the challenges and rewards of adoption in a sensitive and constructive way, emphasising the training and support offered by CCS Adoption. CCS values diversity and recruits unique families for children who have experienced trauma and loss early in life. The successful applicants will be able to balance encouragement and enthusiasm with realism while communicating sensitively with applicants who have often experienced infertility prior to considering adoption.

CCS is keen to receive applications from people from all demographics, we would
particularly welcome applications from individuals from the BAME community.

To apply, please download the Job description, Person Specification, and complete
the Application Form from http://ccsadoption.org/about/work-for-us/. 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: 24th April 2019

Shortlisting: 25th April 2019

Interview dates: 30th April 2019

No applications through agencies please

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