Family Placement Social Worker-Families That Last
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:
Please note: In order to apply for this post you must be a Qualified Social Worker
This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our West Midlands team as a Family Placement Social Worker Worker. 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:
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.
Closing date for applications: 3 March 2019
Panel interviews: TBC
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
Get in touch
To find out more call: 0161 839 4932 or email HumanResources@afteradoption.org.uk