A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a part-time senior social work practitioner-post adoption support to join the Adoption Service at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, supports the person behind the uniform; any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us. Every year, SSAFA helps more than 73,000 people from the Forces family to get back on their feet; those currently serving, reserves, veterans and their families. Support is there for people at any stage in their military career; from the youngest recruit to the oldest veteran – no one’s service is ever forgotten. We give hope, help and personal support for as long as it takes to get that person’s life back to where they want it to be.

About the role

The Service is looking for a motivated and experienced social worker to join a supportive and enthusiastic team to offer post adoption support to families and children, advocating on their behalf to access the appropriate support. The worker will also provide support to adults wishing to access their adoption records. Working from home and willing to travel extensively within the UK you will work with a wide range of professionals and families in a unique environment.

About the team

SSAFA Adoption Service is a registered independent adoption agency. We have a small but experienced team whose work includes the recruitment, assessment and approval of prospective adopters and, through collaborative working with local authorities, the placement of children from the Looked After Children system with approved prospective adopters. We also provide post placement and post adoption support to adoptive families and work closely with adopted adults who wish to access their birth records.

About you

To carry out this role successfully you will have a track record of:

  • HCPC Registration or equivalent
  • Post qualifying experience of working with children and families in a statutory setting
  • Experience of working directly and creatively with children and their families
  • Ability to organise events for families and their children
  • Ability to travel extensively
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to prioritise and organise your own workload.

SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.

For further information

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Ronnie Kane, Acting Team Manager on 0741226406 or ronnie.kane@ssafa.org.uk or Jill Farrelly, Head of Adoption Service on 0207 4639 326 or jill.farrelly@ssafa.org.uk or for an informal discussion.

To apply, visit SSAFA’s website

Closing date: Midnight on 9th September 2019

Interviews: 19th September 2019 If you are invited to attend an interview you will be required to deliver a short presentation as part of the selection process.

SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service.

If you wish to apply for any of our vacancies you will be asked to answer some screening questions before completing an application form and uploading your CV. Personal data to progress your application for employment is covered under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Article 6 Section 1b and Article 9 2b and c. Your details will not be used for any other purpose or shared with a third party without your permission. Data on unsuccessful candidates will be retained for one year from the vacancy being filled. If you take up employment with us, your information will be held for the duration of your employment plus six full calendar years. Further details are contained in SSAFA’s Privacy Statement at https://www.ssafa.org.uk/hr-privacy-notice

To apply...


Jill Farrelly


0207 4639 326