After Adoption is an inspirationally-led and people-centred organisation.
- Passionate about making a difference and changing lives
- Creative in our approach
- Vibrant, dynamic and innovative
- Always trying to do things better
- Honest and open
We nurture talent and celebrate and reward success and celebrate and value diversity
Under the guidance of the Team Manager you will arrange and support family placements by the recruitment, preparation and assessment of prospective adopters and the provision of on-going support, advice and assistance to them. 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
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.
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.
Please note that in order to apply for this role you must be a Qualified Social Worker. For full details about the role and how to apply please visit our website. Please note that CVs will not be accepted.
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