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Adoption Social Worker

| Adoption Matters

Adoption Matters is a registered children’s charity and one of the largest voluntary adoption agencies (VAAs) in the UK. We recruit, train and support individuals and families as adopters and offer them ongoing support and training for as long as they need it. We also provide support to birth families and adopted adults. We are the ONLY adoption agency in the North of England to have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for the Four consecutive inspections.

The successful candidate will hold a Social Work degree or equivalent and will be registered with Social Work England. You must also have experience of children’s social care and preferably experience of adoption work e.g PAR assessment, support and inter agency working and knowledge of the Adoption & Children Act 2002.

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Adoption Social Work Team Manager

| Adoption Matters

Adoption Matters is a registered children’s charity and one of the largest voluntary adoption agencies (VAAs) in the UK. We recruit, train and support individuals and families as adopters and offer them ongoing support and training for as long as they need it. We also provide support to birth families and adopted adults. We are the ONLY adoption agency in the North of England to have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for the Four consecutive inspections.

The successful candidate will hold a Social Work degree or equivalent and will be registered with Social Work England. You must also have experience of children’s social care and preferably experience of adoption work e.g PAR assessment, support and inter agency working and knowledge of the Adoption & Children Act 2002.

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Fostering Panel Member

| Action for Children

Do you have experience as a fostering panel member or are keen to develop skills in a new role? Are you passionate about improving outcomes for looked after children and young people?

Action for Children are seeking members for our Fostering Panels situated in 4 areas across the South of England including London, Hampshire and our joint panel in Bristol and Exeter. We are specifically looking for Social Worker members on each panel.

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Independant Social Worker

| Action for Children

Action for Children Fostering services are seeking highly skilled and qualified Independent Social Workers to undertake Form F assessments. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we require all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks including an enhanced DBS and references.

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Supervising Social Worker

| States of Guernsey

The States of Guernsey are seeking to appoint a Supervising Social Worker to work in the Family Placement Team as part of Children and Family Community Services.

To operate as a Supervising Social Worker in the provision of an effective Family Placement Service undertaking the recruitment, assessment, review, training, supervision and support of a range of carers providing placements for Looked after Children and children with disability including foster carers, specialist foster carers, short break carers for children with disability, kinship carers and prospective adopters. The Service holds key responsibility for the Permanency Planning process for children and young people and adoption applications to the Court. The Family Placement Service is currently developing Parent and Child placements and a Supported Lodgings Scheme as additional service responsibilities.

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Independent Adoption Panel Chair

| North Lincolnshire Council

North Lincolnshire Children’s services wish to appoint a new Independent Adoption Panel Chair and are particularly keen to hear from people who have previous experience of chairing Adoption or Fostering panel meetings. Our Adoption Panel sits on the first Monday of each month (except bank holidays when it is held a week later). Attendance is for either half or full days in addition to time for reading of relevant paperwork prior to the panel meeting. The fee is £40 per hour which in addition to attendance and chairing of the panel meetings, includes reading of panel paperwork in preparation and quality assurance of the minutes. Travel expenses will also be paid.
The successful candidate will have the enthusiasm, commitment and skills to be able to prepare for and chair the Adoption Panel meetings, ensuring the active participation of all Panel Members. The candidate will also assist our Panel Advisor in the appointment, professional development and review of Panel members. Applicants must be child centred and have at least 3 years post qualification social work experience.

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Assessment and Support Social Worker S02/P03

| Islington Council

A great opportunity has arisen to join the Islington Permanency Team as an assessing Social
Worker. Your main role will be to hold a small case load, undertaking detailed assessments
with friends and family members who want to offer permanent care for a child. You will also
need to show that you have experience of working directly with vulnerable families who are
in need of additional support.

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Casual Sessional Social Worker Adoption

| Leeds City Council

One Adoption is a new Regional Adoption Agency, a shared adoption service across the 5 local authorities in West Yorkshire. We are seeking adoption social workers to work on a casual basis across the region in a number of different teams across the region.