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PAC-UK

Child & Family Arts Therapist/Psychotherapist/Psychologist

Start Date: July 2017

Fixed term until end of August 2018

Salary: Circa: £33,625 pro rata Working Hours: Part time 3 days per week Locations:  Yorkshire, North East and Humberside

Joining us, you will:

  • Take an active role in the provision and development of our assessment and therapeutic work with adopted and permanently placed children and adolescents, together with their parents/carers.
  • Have an active interest in, and experience of, working with children and adolescents who experienced early life trauma prior to their adoptive placement (or other permanent placement).
  • Have an active interest in, and experience of, working with parents and carers who parent (or will be parenting) previously traumatised children and adolescents.
  • Have an active interest in working with people of different racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Work closely with other team members.
  • Be flexible in working with children and their families at times of crisis. Some evening work will be required. Travelling is a pre-requisite for this post and it is essential you have use of your own transportation.
  • Possess the confidence and experience to work with children, young people and their families in their own home environment.

To be successful, you will have:

  • A professional qualification in a relevant field e.g. child/adolescent/family or creative arts therapies, psychotherapy, psychology, social work, occupational therapy, counselling.
  • Additional training to work specifically with children and families if this has not been your core training.
  • Experience, knowledge and skills in working with adopted or looked after children, their families, carers and professional networks.

For further details and an application form, please visit :

http://www.pac-uk.org/about/vacancies/

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Closing date: Friday 7th April 2017

Interview date: Monday 24th or Tuesday 25th April 2017

 


PAC-UK

Sessional Child & Family Arts Therapist/Psychotherapist/Psychologist

Salary: £40 per hour Working Hours: As and when required Locations:  Yorkshire, North East and Humberside

Joining us, you will:

  • Take an active role in the provision and development of our assessment and therapeutic work with adopted and permanently placed children and adolescents, together with their parents/carers.
  • Have an active interest in, and experience of, working with children and adolescents who experienced early life trauma prior to their adoptive placement (or other permanent placement).
  • Have an active interest in, and experience of, working with parents and carers who parent (or will be parenting) previously traumatised children and adolescents.
  • Have an active interest in working with people of different racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Work closely with other team members.
  • Be flexible in working with children and their families at times of crisis. Some evening work will be required. Travelling is a pre-requisite for this post and it is essential you have use of your own transportation.
  • Possess the confidence and experience to work with children, young people and their families in their own home environment.

To be successful, you will have:

  • A professional qualification in a relevant field e.g. child/adolescent/family or creative arts therapies, psychotherapy, psychology, social work, occupational therapy, counselling.
  • Additional training to work specifically with children and families if this has not been your core training.
  • Experience, knowledge and skills in working with adopted or looked after children, their families, carers and professional networks.

For further details and an application form, please visit :

http://www.pac-uk.org/about/vacancies/

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Closing date: Friday 7th April 2017

Interview date: Monday 24th or Tuesday 25th April 2017


 

New Leaf Adoption Agency

Adoption Manager

New Leaf Adoption are going through an exciting period of change. We are now looking for a suitably qualified and experienced person to become our Adoption Manager. You must be able to hit the ground running and become part of a close team. We are looking for someone with a great team ethos and all of the relevant experience and qualifications needed for this senior role. We are negotiable on hours and contract type, so please drop us a line if you think this is the job for you.

 

The Adoption Manager has a key role in the Agency as a member of the Senior Management Team. He/she has the responsibility of ensuring the Social Work Team’s compliance with all Adoption Legislation, Practice Guidance and Agency Policies and Procedures. Quality Assurance is a key aspect of this role, as is professional development of Team Members.

On a regional and national level the Post Holder will need to positively promote the Agency.

The Adoption Manager will be directly accountable to the Agency Director.

Area of Responsibility:

 

  • Management responsibility for ensuring the Social Work Team comply with all Adoption Legislation, Adoption Agency Regulations, Practice Guidance and New Leaf Adoption Agency Policies and Procedures.
  • Quality Assurance of the Team’s work to ensure that excellent practice is maintained.
  • Regular and Reflective Supervision to Social Work Team Members and providing opportunities to promote their professional development.
  • Professional Advisor to the Agency’s Adoption Panels. This will include the recruitment, annual Review of Members of the Central List and ensuring that the Adoption Panels provide six monthly reports to the Agency.
  • Liaison person for the IRM.
  • Overall responsibility for the Recruitment, Preparation and Training of Prospective and Approved Adopters.
  • Performance Reviews of Social Work Team Members. These will include comments received from Service Users, which will be considered during Annual Staff Appraisals.
  • Ensure remedial action is taken in the event of a concern about a staff member’s performance.
  • Arranging for the Adopter Voice to be heard in the future development of the Agency.
  • Investigation and Resolution of First Line Complaints.
  • Out of Hours monitoring of calls to the Agency and taking action, when necessary, on a rota basis.
  • Provision of Management Reports.
  • Contributing of writing Bids for Funding.
  • Contributing to the preparation, reviewing and writing of Agency Policy and Procedures.
  • Representing the Agency at a Regional and National level. This includes forging and maintaining relationships and contracts with other Agencies.
  • Committed to future training and professional development.

Hours of work: 37½ hours per week.

March 2017

If you would like to apply please click here.

We are also looking for new panel members too to help us approve adopters, it’s an exciting position and a really rewarding one.  If you would like to apply or just have a chat we would love to hear from you please click here to contact us.

We are looking for experienced PAR assessors please click here to apply.

 


Families for Children

ADOPTION SOCIAL WORKER

Part-time 26 hours per week

Home based to cover North Devon and Somerset border area

Salary Scale NJC 30 – 39 (£26,556 – £34,196 fte) based on experience

We are seeking to appoint a creative, committed and experienced adoption social worker. The post will focus on the recruitment, assessment and preparation of adoptive parents, placing children and providing high quality support after placement.

You will need to be able to work to clear timescales, have good communication skills, be diplomatic, empathetic and show sensitivity in all aspects of the role. Post qualifying experience is essential.

In return you will be working for an established Voluntary Adoption Agency with high standards and a competitive edge. You will have an opportunity to work in a specialised area of social work and the rewards will include a flexible work life, high quality support and supervision and a commitment to making a positive difference to children’s lives.

Families for Children is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Full information for this post, including an application form, can be found on our website, http://familiesforchildren.org.uk/about-us/working-with-us/

For an informal discussion please phone Jim Fitton, Practice Manager (North Devon) on 01271 612004 or Jakki Parsons, Deputy CEO on 01364 645480

Closing Date:               Friday 7th April, noon

Interview date:            Monday 24th April

Interviews will be held at our North Devon office.


Families for Children

ADOPTION SOCIAL WORKER

Part-time 30 hrs per week, based at our North Devon Office

Salary Scale NJC 30 – 39 (£26,556 – £34,196 fte), based on experience

We are seeking to appoint a creative, committed and experienced adoption social worker. The post will focus on the recruitment, assessment and preparation of adoptive parents, placing children and providing high quality support after placement.

You will need to be able to work to clear timescales, have good communication skills, be diplomatic, empathetic and show sensitivity in all aspects of the role. Post qualifying experience is essential.

In return you will be working for an established Voluntary Adoption Agency with high standards and a competitive edge. You will have an opportunity to work in a specialised area of social work and the rewards will include a flexible work life, high quality support and supervision and a commitment to making a positive difference to children’s lives.

Families for Children is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Full information for this post, including an application form, can be found on our website, http://familiesforchildren.org.uk/about-us/working-with-us/

For an informal discussion please phone Jim Fitton, Practice Manager (North Devon) on 01271 612004 or Jakki Parsons, Deputy CEO on 01364 645480

Closing Date:               Friday 7th April, noon

Interview date:            Monday 24th April

Interviews will be held at our North Devon office


 

 

Families for Children

PRACTICE MANAGER

Full time 37 hrs per week, based at our Buckfast office

Salary Scale NJC 42 – 47 (£36,937 – £41,551 fte), based on experience

This is a key post, managing our team of social workers in Devon covering both recruitment and assessment of prospective adopters, and non-therapeutic adoption support practice. Based at our Buckfast office we are seeking a qualified, highly experienced adoption worker with a proven track record of motivating and supervising staff, setting and achieving high standards and developing services which provide positive outcomes for children and families.

You will need to be able to work to clear timescales, have good communication skills, be diplomatic, empathetic and show sensitivity in all aspects of the role.

In return you will be working for an established Voluntary Adoption Agency with high standards and a competitive edge. You will have an opportunity to work in a specialised area of social work and the rewards will include a flexible work life, high quality support and supervision and a commitment to making a positive difference to children’s lives.

Families for Children is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Full information for this post, including an application form, can be found on our website, http://familiesforchildren.org.uk/about-us/working-with-us/

For an informal discussion please phone Jakki Parsons, Deputy CEO on 01364 645480.

Closing Date:               Friday 7th April, noon

Interview date:            Thursday 20th April

Interviews will be held at our Buckfast office


Families for Children

Family Support Worker 18.5 hrs per week

Based at our Dorchester office

Salary NJC 20 – 27 (£19,238 – £23,935 fte), based on experience 

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Families for Children for a part time Family Support Worker.

The charity is currently expanding and developing its Adoption Support Service across the South West Region.  Our Dorset office requires an additional Family Support Worker.

Working as part of the Dorset locality team along with Social Workers you will play an important part in developing local support services for children who have been adopted and their adoptive families.

Families for Children is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Full information for this post, including an application form, can be found on our website, http://familiesforchildren.org.uk/about-us/working-with-us/

Please note previous applicants need not apply.

For an informal discussion contact Jakki Parsons, Deputy CEO on 01364 645480 or Venessa Collins, Practice Manager (Dorset) on 01305 250204

Closing date:              Friday 7th April, noon

Interview date:          Wednesday 26th April

Interviews will be held at our Dorchester office.


Families for Children

THERAPEUTIC ADOPTION SOCIAL WORKER

Part-time 22.5 hrs per week, based at our Dorchester office

Salary Scale NJC 33 – 40 (£29,033 – £35, 093 fte) based on experience

We are seeking to appoint a creative, committed and experienced social worker to become part of our wider Therapeutic Support team. The post will focus on providing high quality adoption support services to adopted children and families.

You will need to be able to work to clear timescales, have good communication skills, be diplomatic, empathetic and show sensitivity in all aspects of the role. Post qualifying experience is essential.

In return you will be working for an established specialist adoption agency with high standards and a competitive edge. You will have an opportunity to work in a specialised area of social work and the rewards will include a flexible work life, high quality support and supervision and a commitment to making a positive difference to children’s lives.

Families for Children is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

For an application form and further information visit our website – http://familiesforchildren.org.uk/about-us/working-with-us/

For an informal discussion phone Jakki Parsons, DCEO on 01364 645480.

Closing date: Tuesday 18th April, noon

Interview date: Friday 28th April

Interviews will be held at our Dorchester office.


Families for Children

ADOPTION SOCIAL WORKER

Part-time 22.5 hrs per week, based at our Dorchester office

Salary Scale NJC 30 – 39 (£26,556 – £34,196 fte), based on experience

We are seeking to appoint a creative, committed and experienced adoption social worker. The post will focus on the recruitment, assessment and preparation of adoptive parents, placing children and providing high quality support after placement.

You will need to be able to work to clear timescales, have good communication skills, be diplomatic, empathetic and show sensitivity in all aspects of the role. Post qualifying experience is essential.

In return you will be working for an established Voluntary Adoption Agency with high standards and a competitive edge. You will have an opportunity to work in a specialised area of social work and the rewards will include a flexible work life, high quality support and supervision and a commitment to making a positive difference to children’s lives.

Families for Children is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Full information for this post, including an application form, can be found on our website, http://familiesforchildren.org.uk/about-us/working-with-us/

For an informal discussion please phone Venessa Collins (Dorset) on 01305 250204 or Jakki Parsons, Deputy CEO on 01364 645480

Closing Date: Tuesday 18th April, noon

Interview date: Friday 28th April

Interviews will be held at our Dorchester office


Now is a great time to join Nugent’s children’s Service on our ‘journey to outstanding'; We are one of the largest social care charities in the North West and are looking for exceptional individuals to work within our Adoption Service in St Helens.

We are now recruiting for:

SERVICE MANAGER (Ref: 0317/ADOPT)

We are looking for a highly motivated Manager with experience in the adoption field. You will have knowledge of relevant legislation and statutory requirements related to adoption. You will have excellent supervisory, leadership and good organisational skills both to manage and develop the service.

We offer:-

  • Salary of £37,676 to £41,430 pa   (37 hours per week)
  • Group Personal Pension Scheme & Life Assurance scheme
  • Access to 24 hours Employee Assistance programme & staff discount scheme
  • A comprehensive induction Programme with ongoing training and development
  • Regular supervisions and annual appraisal scheme
  • Career Progression opportunities

For an informal chat about the position please contact Anne-Marie Carney (Assistant Director, Children’s Services) on 0151 261 2000

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Thursday 6th April 2017

Interview date: To be confirmed.

Visit www.wearenugent.org, for a full details about the role, call our 24 hour recruitment line on 0151 261 2040 or email personnel@nugentcare.org for further details and an application pack.

Please Note – This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check. Applicants will be required to join the DBS update service upon notification of a successful interview. The cost of this will be reimbursed upon commencement of employment.