Vacancies

Service Manager – CfAS

Salary: NJC scale – SCP 46 (£41,025) – SCP 51 (£45,727)

Hours: Full Time – 37.5 hrs per week

This post is based on Padgate Campus, Warrington however travel to other locations in the North West will be required on occasion.

The Centre for Adoption Support offers a wide range of support and training services for adoption and permanency. The service was established in 2013 as a partnership between two long established charities and specialist adoption agencies, Adoption Matters and Caritas Care. The two agencies together have over 140 years’ experience in working with Local Authorities across the UK to find families for children in care and provide adoption support services.

Both agencies are rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and Adoption Matters was named Voluntary Adoption Agency of the year by British Association of Adoption and Fostering (BAAF now known as CoramBAAF) in 2012 & 2014. To date (September 2016) we have worked with 453 families, nearly 40 different local authorities and over 100 schools across the North West

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB

This service is a partnership between Adoption Matters and Caritas Care; and there is a requirement to deliver Partnership objectives to ensure the service is of a high quality, is efficient, safe and delivers to performance targets. As a member of the Adoption Matters Strategic Management Team, you will contribute directly to the agency’s strategic planning process, budget management and policy direction.

KEY AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

To ensure the service is:

  • Focused on the needs of children
  • Safe for children, adults and those who work for the purposes of the agency
  • Providing effective and safe placement of children for adoption and fostering
  • Meeting the needs of children in relation to diversity
  • Delivering excellent customer service and complying to SLA/contract commitments
  • In line with current best practice and theoretical perspectives

The successful candidate will hold a Social Work degree or equivalent and will be registered with HCPC. You must also have 3 years post qualification experience of children’s social care work including adoption. An Enhanced DBS check will be required.

Adoption Matters are members of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

TO APPLY: Please visit our website and follow the instructions

http://www.adoptionmatters.org/job-vacancies/

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT ACCEPT CVs.

Closing date:  9am on Monday 14th August 2017

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Social Work Service Manager – Adoption

Salary: NJC scale – SCP 46 (£41,025) – SCP 51 (£45,727)

 Hours: Full Time – 37.5 hrs per week

This post is based from our Chester office however travel to other locations in the North West will be required on occasion.

Adoption Matters is a registered children’s charity and an independent adoption agency approved by Ofsted. We are a not-for-profit organisation who work across local authority boundaries to provide a consistent high quality support for adopters and adopted children. We are the ONLY adoption agency in the North West to have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for the last three consecutive inspections.

 MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB

To ensure the service is of a high quality, is efficient, safe and delivers to performance targets.

Provide effective day to day management of a service area, ensuring the Practice Managers maintain this through their staff groups and provide robust casework management. Offer the means for Practice Managers to escalate issues where they consider appropriate; and provide effective supervision of Practice Managers and a Social Work Assistant.

As a member of the Adoption Matters Strategic Management Team, you will contribute directly to the agency’s strategic planning process, budget management and policy direction.

 KEY AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

To ensure the services in their areas are:

  • Safe for children, adults and those who work for the purposes of the agency
  • Providing effective and safe placement of children for adoption and fostering
  • Focused on the needs of children
  • Meeting the needs of children in relation to diversity
  • Delivering excellent customer service and complying to SLA/contract commitments
  • In line with current best practice and theoretical perspectives

The successful candidate will hold a Social Work degree or equivalent; possess the Child Care Award or equivalent; and will be registered with HCPC. You must also have 3 years post qualification experience of children’s social care work including adoption. An Enhanced DBS check will be required.

Adoption Matters are members of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

TO APPLY: Please visit our website and follow the instructions

http://www.adoptionmatters.org/job-vacancies/

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT ACCEPT CVs.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 28th August 2017

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