After Adoption - Family Placement Social Worker - Families that Last

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Job Title: 
Family Placement Social Worker - Families that Last
Category: 
Social work
Contract Type: 
Fixed-Term
Hours: 
22 hours per week
Salary: 
£22,704 - £34,407 (Point 30-51 After Adoption pay scale)
Location: 
Greater Manchester
Recruitment Type: 
External
Deadline: 
Friday, 15 June, 2018 - 00:00

Family Placement Social Worker - Families that Last
Location: Manchester (covering the Northwest and Midlands activity regions)
Contract: Fixed term – 12 months

Under the guidance of the National/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.

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.

After Adoption is an inspirationally-led and people-centred organisation with Investors in People (IIP) Gold Award.

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

Closing date: Midnight, Thursday 21 June 2018

Panel interviews: Friday 29 June 2018

TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION:

If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the apply button to be directed to our website where you can complete your application. 

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.

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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