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Parents and Children Together

Senior Social Worker, Strengthening Families Team – Adoption support

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£20,869 to £24,348

Posted Date

1 June 2022

Hybrid working, with some days working in our Reading office

Closing Date

13 June 2022

We are looking for an experienced, qualified adoption social worker to join our Strengthening Families team which forms an important part of our overall adoption support services. With your understanding of child development and the impact on behaviour of interrupted development and your commitment to strengthening the families who we support, you will use your effective interpersonal skills and flexibility in approach to respond to the needs of our service.

At Parents and Children Together (PACT) we are genuinely passionate about what we do. We share a purpose of empowering service users and strengthening families through the quality services we provide. Our energy and professionalism deliver excellence.

We have been at the forefront of adoption services for over 60 years, working with local authorities across the country. With our outstanding rating with Ofsted, we work with a high degree of flexibility and innovation and work with a range of adopters from all backgrounds.

Our adoption teams focus on adoption and recruiting adoptive parents who can consider fostering to adopt and adopting a wide range of children including those over four years old, sibling groups of two or more children, children from diverse ethnicities and children who may have physical or learning disabilities. With access to our specialist therapeutic services, we are proud to provide excellent lifetime support for our families’ adoption journeys.

Ideally you will have some form of specialist therapeutic experience (particularly with trauma and attachment), however with a commitment to learning and development as an organisation, we can support you to undertake any necessary training. This could also include some initial Theraplay and/or Dyadic Development Practice (DDP) training to build on your existing knowledge and to support your success in the role.

This post forms part of our overall adoption support service that we offer to all PACT adoptive families. The role itself is specifically set within the therapeutic social work support team (Strengthening Families Team). As part of the Strengthening Families Team, you will be involved in carrying out some individually tailored and in person packages of therapeutic work with adoptive children and their adoptive parent/s. You will also be involved in helping to plan, set up and co-deliver some in-person therapeutic group work sessions (known as Adoptee Voices) on a regular basis. These groups are specifically set up for our older adoptive children/young people and they also form part of our wider adoption support offer.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Please do not submit your CV, only completed application forms will be accepted. No agencies please.

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