Adoption Support Worker - TalkAdoption

After Adoption
18 Jun 2017
21 Jun 2017
Contract Type
After Adoption is looking for a self-motivated and highly organised individual(s) to join our TalkAdoption team based in our Birmingham office as a TalkAdoption-Adoption Support Worker. We are seeking someone who is committed to setting high standards and has pride in the delivery of their work.

After Adoption provides lifelong support to anyone affected by adoption, delivering high quality services to the people who need them. Our reputation is built on over 25 years' experience and we make a real difference to the lives of many.

Job Title: TalkAdoption - Adoption Support Worker
Place of Work: Birmingham, Midlands
Salary: GBP20,976 - GBP28,791 (Pay Scale Point 26 - Point 42) Plus Matched Employers Contribution to Pension Scheme (maximum 6%)
Hours of Work: 1x 36 hours post or 2x 18 hours posts
Contract Type: Fixed term until 30th June 2018
Holiday Entitlement: 25 days Annual Leave and nominated Bank Holidays (pro rata)

Our innovative and award-winning services include:

TALKadoption, for adopted young people to enable them to share experiences and be supported. This also includes a therapeutic residential short break offer.
Families that Last, our family finding service for the children who wait longest in the care.
Therapeutic Adoption Support Services, including SafeBase, our therapeutic parenting programme developed to equip parents with the skills and techniques to parent children who have been adopted from care.
Birth Ties, which provides advice, support and counselling to birth family members.
ReUnite, a service to help people reconnect with family members separated by adoption.

The Role:

You will support in the development and delivery of adoption support services through individual, family and group work throughout the Midlands with children and young people who have been adopted.

Key responsibilities include:

Identifying user requirements and developing adoption support services, promotion and co-ordination of our service and providing advice, and support to families and individuals affected by adoption.
To provide practical support in the development and delivery of services and projects; including acting as a point of contact for service users to provide comprehensive support to the TalkAdoption service.
To provide a range of organisational and practical skills to support a service delivery team in the development, delivery, promotion and coordination of TALKAdoption support services and to support the team in provision of a comprehensive range of Residential and Non-Residential services to adopted children and their families.
You will also support in the organising/co-ordination and supervising of residential camps on a regular basis. This will require some occasional national travel and overnight stay.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in a related area. You will also have experience of working with children and families and providing support within a multi agency setting. Knowledge of the Adoption and Children Acts would be desirable with an understanding of how adoption affects all parties.

If you are passionate about helping others and making a difference, and want to play a role in driving forward the work of After Adoption, then get in touch.

In return you can expect:

Matched employers contribution to a group pension scheme (to a maximum of 6%)
25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
Your achievements to be acknowledged through our Reward and Recognition Scheme
Family friendly policies and flexible working via credit time

Closing date for applications: Midnight, Sunday 2 July 2017


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply on Website' button to be directed to our website.

Applicants will be subject to vetting checks related to child protection and safeguarding matters. These include references covering a five-year period, medical fitness checks, qualification status/registration, identity checks and Enhanced DBS checks as laid down by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

No agencies please.