Senior Adoption Support Worker

£25,641 - £28,138 per annum
13 Oct 2016
01 Nov 2016
Full Time
Contract Type

Senior Adoption Support Worker 

A great role working for a charity which supports families and children. 

Our client has been building stronger families since 1869, and today works with over 45,000 families and children through 120 community based services. Thousands more are supported with financial assistance through education and welfare grants programmes. 

Position: Senior Adoption Support Worker 
Location: East Midlands (Various) 
Hours: 37 hours per week. Fixed term contract initially until 31st March 2018. 
Salary: £25,641 - £28,138 per annum 

Closing date: November 1st 2016 
Interview date: Week Commencing November 7th 2016 

About the role: 

Our client has been awarded funding to develop and deliver a new adoption support service in the East Midlands in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council and the East Midlands Regional Adoption Agency (EMRAA). The primary focus is on supporting adopted children in schools but also to provide a broader menu of adoption support to meet identified and emerging gaps in adoption support provision across the Regional Adoption Agency. 

Senior Adoption Support Workers will assist the Service Manager to develop this new service. They will work directly with Adoptive families to ensure families receive a timely, responsive, integrated service. Senior Support Workers will co-ordinate and deliver packages of support for Adoptive families and offer advice and guidance to professionals and families. Senior Support Workers will allocate specific pieces of work to sessional workers and provide sessional workers with professional support, guidance and supervision. There will be an opportunity to develop locality networks and partnerships. 

About you: 

The post holder will be educated to level three or above with a recognised professional qualification in social work, health, education or equivalent, and have evidence of a commitment to continuing learning and professional development. Knowledge and experience of child development, attachment based issues and the impact of trauma, separation and loss is also necessary as is an understanding of safeguarding practice. 

You will have an excellent understanding of attachment, child development and the impact of trauma. You will need good time management skills, the ability to prioritise your work, and to work independently and as part of a team. You will need excellent listening and communication skills, with an understanding of the governments Adoption Agenda. You will need to be flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of a developing service across a large geographical area 

A current driving licence and access to a car is essential, as it the proven ability to work flexibly and travel across the region, undertaking out of hours work (e.g. weekends, evenings), as required by the service. 

You may have experience of the following: Adoption Support, Senior Adoption Support Worker, Adoption , Charity, Charities, Not for Profit, Community Support, Safeguarding, Family Support, Social Care, Third Sector, Family Services, Vulnerable Families, etc. 

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