Family Placement Social Worker

After Adoption
£22,704 - £34,407 (Point 30-51 After Adoption pay scale)
12 Aug 2017
17 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
As a Family Placement Social Worker with After Adoption, you will arrange and support family placements by assessment, recruitment, preparation, counselling, advice and assistance.

Family Placement Social Worker (Families that Last)
Midlands, Birmingham
Salary: £22,704 - £34,407 (Point 30-51 After Adoption pay scale)

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.
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.
Birth Ties, 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. We are:

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, reward success and value diversity.

The Role

Please note: In order to apply for this post you must be a Qualified Social Worker

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 roles require 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

Closing date for applications: Thursday 17 August 2017
Panel interviews: TBC


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply on Website' button to be directed to our website.

Applicants will be subject to 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 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.

No agencies please.

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