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Senior Social Worker, Strengthening Families Team – Adoption support

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South East



£20,869 to £24,348

Posted Date

30 June 2022

Based in Reading with Hybrid Working

Closing Date

27 July 2022

Are you committed and passionate about delivering high quality adoption support? If so, please join us! We are an innovative team who are creative and highly committed about giving children and families the very best services possible.

We provide support for 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. We are rated as ‘outstanding’ with Ofsted.

We are looking for an experienced and qualified adoption social worker. 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 training. This could include Theraplay and/or Dyadic Development Practice (DDP) training to build on your existing knowledge and to support your success in the role. We will provide you with opportunities for external clinical supervision and an opportunity to participate in regular DDP external supervision/peer group meetings.

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 exciting groups have been specifically set up for our older adoptive young people/teenagers. We are very ambitious in our plans to further develop these groups and you would be able to be a part of this within your role.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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

PACT is a supportive and respectful place where people are passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of women, children and families from many different backgrounds. We continuously look to progress the ways in which we create families and bring people together and encourage applications from people across all communities. We are committed to ensuring that our people and our services reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and applications from people from under-represented groups are particularly welcomed.

PACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Anyone joining our team is subject to PACT’s Safer Recruitment pre-appointment enquiries. These include the provision of documentation of the right to work in the UK, Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check, overseas police check where applicable and references covering a minimum 5 year period. All opportunities are based in the UK.

Interview date: Thursday, 4th August 2022

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