Senior Practitioner – Regional Adoption Agency

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: £40,568 - £45,375
Location: Hybrid - works from home, in the Chatham office or completing home visits
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 21/08/2022 at 12:13
Reference: CSC829RAA

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of Adoption Partnership South East Regional Adoption Agency and help to make a positive difference for children and families across the South East.

As a Senior Practitioner working within the Adoption Support Team, you will be working within a multidisciplinary team to ensure that our families receive support tailored to their changing needs as the children grow and develop into adulthood.  Our social work teams assess the support needs of our adoptive families, provide supportive interventions, work alongside multi-professional networks including education, social care, health and early help teams. You will also co-facilitate therapeutic workshops and courses delivered to our parents. As a Senior Practitioner, you will also be responsible for supporting families with additional complexities, helping to develop other team members and team culture and supporting the team manager.  We are a busy service and the role is varied to support the differing needs of our adoptive families.

For this role, you will need to have excellent assessment skills, an ability to work with parents and children who may be in distress and an understanding of the complex needs of children and families throughout a child’s life. It would also be an advantage if you have experience working with adoptive families and have an understanding of their journey through adoption.

As a Social Worker registered with Social Work England, you will have an understanding of adoption legislation and practices plus children & family’s legal proceedings. You will also be an effective communicator with a high standard of interpersonal skills and ability to deal with a wide range of people. It is also important that you demonstrate awareness and understanding of equal opportunities and other people’s physical, social and cultural needs.

In addition to the annual salary, we are proud to offer an excellent benefits package including - 

  • Retention Payment of £2,000 per annum (paid annually in April after 2 years’ service)
  • Career progression scheme to support your pathway of professional development
  • Essential User Allowance with option to transfer to Lease Car after 6 months
  • Excellent local government pension scheme
  • Access to a laptop and mobile phone, to support flexible working
  • Relocation allowance of up to £8,000

For further information on this role please contact  Hannah Daugherty on 03000 413258 

Closing date Sunday 21st August 2022.

Interviews are to be held on Tuesday 30th August 2022.

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