You will be joining a dynamic and innovative Adoption Service, registered as a Voluntary Adoption Agency and has been judged GOOD following a recent Ofsted Inspection in February 2019.
We are seeking a senior social worker to undertake adoption assessment and preparation promoting early permanence as well as more traditional adoption. Our ambition is to provide a continuous support service to allocated family’s during their adoption journey through to the making of an adoption order.
Your role will involve completing a series of home visits and reference interviews to inform the preparation of the Prospective Adopter Report format to include Early Permanence, working within timescales to inform a suitability recommendation to panel. Once approved, you will assist the family in identifying children who can benefit from their skills and family composition. You will provide tailor made adoption support and prepare the Rule 14 report that assures the court of the lifelong emotional investment and commitment that the family has made. Your role will continue through to the making of the Adoption Order, ensuring the family has knowledge of how to access post order adoption support.
There is opportunity to participate in a range of adoption preparation and support initiatives promoting therapeutic parenting skills, including Play and Stay, and themed workshops tailored to the needs of adoptive family life working in partnership with adoptive co trainers. The service offers a range of training opportunities to develop your understanding of relationships based practice and developmental trauma.
With an approved social work qualification, ideally with 3 years post qualification in child care social work, you will be registered with the Health Care Profession Council (HCPC), together with extensive experience of working with vulnerable children and their families, as well as effective partnership working with statutory and voluntary agencies. Resilient under pressure, you’ll need a thorough working knowledge of professional social work practices and relevant legislation, along with an ongoing commitment to professional learning and development and an adherence to Birmingham Children’s Trust values.