Vacancies

Practice Development Manager

Location: London-based

Salary: up to £30k p.a. dependent on experience

Contract Fixed term to 31 August 2020 (12 months); extension subject to agreement from CVAA trustees

CVAA is a UK-wide collective of voluntary adoption agencies 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’s Practice Development Programme supports them in strengthening evidence-based practice as well as sharing and promoting best practice. The Practice Development Manager is responsible for planning, organising, delivering, and evaluating the Programme.  You will take pride in an excellent and continuously improving service for all our members.  You will organise and deliver practice-sharing events across the UK, working with our members as well as leading academics and policy professionals. You will help develop the skills and expertise of the VAA sector while also increasing the visibility of CVAA as a cross-sector leadership organisation. You will work at the heart of our busy London-based team, maintaining the excellence that the Programme has achieved thus far whilst always seeking new opportunities for growth.

We are looking for someone practical, proactive and well-organised – a self-starter with a sense of humour.  You will be confident enough to work on your own initiative and deal with people at all levels of seniority.  You will have an interest in adoption and be motivated by improving outcomes for children and families.

Please click here to download the job description and person specification.

CVAA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults; 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, please visit our website www.cvaa.org.uk or contact Sam Mercadante by email: Sam.mercadante@cvaa.org.uk.

Closing date for applications – 12pm Monday 15 July 2019

Interviews – to be held between 17 and 19 July 2019, times TBC

Application is by CV and covering letter to Sam Mercadante: sam.mercadante@cvaa.org.uk.

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.

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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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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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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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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: 17.00 on 30th April 2019

Interview date: 14/15/16 May 2019

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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Practice Manager

Service: Adult Services
Location: PAC-UK Leeds Office
Salary: £34,033 – £37,973 FTE
Hours: 3 days (22.2 hours) per week (with the possibility of an increase)
22.2 hours: £20,419.80 – £22,783.80 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 adopted adults accessing their adoption records, an intermediary and reunion service for adoptees and birth parents, statutory support for birth parents and relatives who are losing children to adoption and independent support for adopters. We work with individuals and groups.

We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced Practice Manager, who can assist in delivering, coordinating and monitoring a consultation, assessment, counselling and intermediary service for adopted adults (as well as adults who grew up in other permanent placements), birth parents and other birth relatives, as well as for prospective adopters, adoptive parents and special guardianship carers. Working closely with the Head of Adult Services you will pro-actively and creatively assist in developing the Adult Service in light of existing and new approaches in the context of changes to the legal framework and government policy.

You will be a dedicated and enthusiastic professional who is committed to improving outcomes for adoptive and birth families, adopted adults and relatives. You will have strong verbal and written communications skills and be able to deliver training and presentations as required.

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Closing Date: 30th April 2019 (5.00pm)
Interview Date: 14th, 15th and 16th May 2019
Application Inbox: completed.application30@family-action.org.uk

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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: Circa £31,000 per annum

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

  • Minimum 29 days’ holiday
  • Flexible working, including maternity, paternity and adoption packages
  • Season ticket travel loans
  • Company pension scheme
  • Discounts at major high street retailers.
  • Plus, there’s a lot more besides.

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: 4th June 2019

 

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