Adoption Support Social Worker

  • QSW Local Authority Specialists - AGMA
  • 133 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LN, UK
  • Mar 06, 2019
Healthcare & Medical Clinical Social Worker

Job Description

Reed have an exiting new role available based in South Manchester as a Social Worker. The role is based in a multi agency Adoption Support Team , delivering services to adopted adults , adopted children and adoptive families.
If successful you will have particular responsibility for delivering their First Response service for adoptive families and will have expert knowledge in the needs of adopted children and the additional resources required to be an adoptive parent.
You will be knowledgeable in supporting adopted adults to access their birth records and be sensitive to the issues raised during this process and will possess expert assessment skills to undertake adoption assessments of need.
About the team
Adoption Counts is a Regional Adoption agency, delivering adoption services in Cheshire East, Manchester, Salford, Stockport and Trafford local authorities. The agency was one of 5 national demonstrator projects, and was the second agency to go "live" in July 2017. We continue to play a lead role in national developments and have strong links with the DFE. Covering a large geographical area, we function in a hub and spoke model. Hub functions such as recruitment, marketing, performance management, panel management and finance are based in Wythenshawe. The area is then covered from three geographical spokes-the northern spoke being in Salford, central in Wythenshawe, and south based in Wythenshawe and Middlewich.
Adoption counts has a specialist adoption support service with a clearly defined management structure. We are one of only two RAAs in the country with performance Improvement funding to develop a Centre of Excellence for Adoption support. There are some very exciting developments in relation to delivering multi agency adoption support services.
Successful candidates will require to provide up to date HCPC qualifications, proof Eligibility to Work in the UK , proof of address and go through references by our screening team before a full offer will be made
If you think this role is for you, please apply with your up to date CVs and if relevant one of our team will be in touch shortly!