Adoption Practice Manager

Posted 05 May 2023
Salary £36000 - £470320 per annum + Benefits
Job type Permanent
DisciplineSocial Work Fostering
Contact NameDavid Walsh

Job description

A Therapeutic Independent Fostering Agency with an 'Good' Ofsted rating is looking for an Adoption Practice Manager to join their team. This is a permanent & full-time position.

They are seeking to recruit a part-time permanent Adoption Practice Manager (30 hours - with the potential of increasing to 37 hours) within the IFA's Cymru Adoption Service. They are a Pan-Wales service which means they work with prospective adopters and adopters across Wales. They are looking for a Practice Manager who is innovative, dynamic and forward-thinking to join their established leadership team and to lead the Adoption Team working with families across Wales. As a Practice Manager you will manage a team of adoption social workers and family finders who assess and prepare prospective adoptive families to meet the needs of children with an adoption plan.

Benefits for you as the Adoption Practice Manager:

  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years' service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our Holiday Plus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service-related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support

Your responsibilities as the Adoption Practice Manager:

  • Acts as a role model to staff, setting a clear agenda for the service, contributing a sense of common purpose amongst all Family Placement staff
  • Actively engages with staff on key aspects of the employment relationship in line with the role defined for a manager in People Policy and Procedures
  • Keeps up to date with developments in Family Placement legislative requirements, relevant inspection bodies criteria and Barnardo's policy and procedures; disseminates information to staff and encourages continuing professional and career development in staff
  • Ensures all employees and volunteers in the service undertake relevant/required/regulatory learning and development to meet the needs of their service users and to comply with prevailing policy and procedures.
  • Ensure that where appropriate or required out of hours cover for the service is effectively managed and available at all times

Requirements of you as the Adoption Practice Manager:

  • A recognised social work qualification or a professional qualification relevant to working with children Valid registration with appropriate Health and Social care inspectorate (HCPC, SSSC, CCWales, NISCC)
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of statutory and good practice requirements in Family Placement.
  • Sound knowledge of, and experience in, matters of child protection and Safeguarding
  • Knowledge and understanding of Fostering and Adoption services.
  • Active commitment to Continuing Professional Development

Location: Cymru

Salary: up to £47,320 + Benefits

If this role is not what you are looking for, but you are looking to make a move within Social Work, get in touch, as we have many other opportunities!