Adoption Support Social Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 12/03/2019 23:59
£21,822 - £34,407 (Point 28-51, starting salary dependant on experience and qualifications)
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Closing date:
12 Mar
Further Information

Adoption Support Social Worker

Place of Work: Gateshead, North East

Salary Grade £21,822 to £34,407 per annum - Point 28-51
(starting salary dependant on experience and qualifications)
Plus up to 6% Employers Contribution to Stakeholder Pension Scheme

Hours of Work: 36 hours per week

Responsible to: Regional Manager

Contract Type: Permanent

Founded in 1990 After Adoption is a vibrant and dynamic award winning organisation that is passionate about making a difference. Set up to support and address the effects of adoption on children, adults and families, the charity is now one of the leading adoption agencies in England and Wales. Our core functions include:

• Families That Last- Our Family finding and matching of adopters with children;
• SafeBase-After Adoption support such as our SafeBase parenting programme and Birth ties;
• TalkAdoption, Camps and Short Breaks for children and young adopted people and;
• ReUnite search and intermediary for adopted adults and birth relatives.

The Role:

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our North East team as an Adoption Support Social Worker. You will also develop and deliver adoption support services through individual, family and group work throughout the North East, Yorkshire, Humberside and surrounding areas.

Keys responsibilities include: identifying user requirements and developing adoption support services, promotion and co-ordination of our service, delivering training and presentations and providing advice, guidance, support and counselling to families and individuals affected by adoption.

The successful candidate will be CQSW, Dip SW qualified and registered with the relevant social care council. You will have at least 3 years post qualification experience and you will also have experience of working with children and families and providing support within a multi-agency setting.

You must also have good knowledge of the Adoption and Children's Act and accompanying guidance and all secondary legislation with a sound understanding of how adoption affects all parties.

Further details regarding the essential and desirable criterion for this role are outlined in the Job Description and Person Specification.

If you are passionate about our mission and want to play a role in driving forward the work of After Adoption, we want to hear from you. After Adoption values and invests in their employees’ development.

Employee benefits include:

• Matched employers contribution to a group pension scheme (to a maximum of 6%)
• 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
• 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 or longer for regulated activity, 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

Please note
This job is closed for applications.