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Post Adoption Social Worker

Job Type

Fixed Term


South East



£28,631.00 - £30,921.48

Posted Date

5 September 2022


Closing Date

21 September 2022

CAFIS Connecting Adopted Families Independent Services is an interesting, bespoke Post Adoption Support Service on behalf of the RAA Adoption Partnership South East, this includes Kent, Medway and the London Borough of Bexley. We are looking for a qualified Social Worker with 2 years post qualifying experience in a Statutory Social Work setting but with a sound knowledge of care proceedings and/or adoption.

The successful candidate will be comfortable working as part of a small team as well as working on their own. This small team is supportive but very busy covering birth and adoptive families in Kent, Medway and Bexley. The work undertaken includes:

Supporting birth families navigate care and adoption proceedings.
Assisting birth families to work through their loss and move into a new role in supporting their child/dren post adoption.
Group work and working with adoptive and birth families post adoption in accessing and sharing records with as well as facilitating reunions (Long Lost Families).

We can offer interesting and varied work within a supportive team, flexible working and a real home work life balance not achieved with many sectors.

Applicants should note that whilst the post is home based, regular travel will be required to cover Medway, Kent and the London Borough of Bexley.

When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document (if applicable). This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

This is a work from home contract, although there is expected travelling within this as part of the day to day role. The CAFIS office is based in Faversham and the successful applicant will undertake duty, attend team and practice meetings as well as face to face meetings with service users there. Other venues for work are also used within Kent, and Medway.

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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