Social Worker or Senior Social Worker, Adoption team London

Location: Based in Vauxhall, London with hybrid flexible working arrangements

Contract type: Full time, permanent appointment

Hours per week: 37

Salary: Salary range for Social Worker: £32,743 to £40,019 per annum. Senior Social Worker: £37,780 to £46,175 per annum. Plus £3,299 per annum location allowance

Closing date: Monday, 29th July 2024 at 9am

Interview date: Wednesday, 7th August 2024

Are you a skilled and dedicated social worker eager to apply your expertise and experience to a new role? Could you become a vital part of the supportive and collaborative team at one of the UK’s most successful adoption charities, rated outstanding by Ofsted since 2014?

At Parents And Children Together (PACT) we are genuinely passionate about helping families thrive. We believe that every child deserves a loving and supportive home and we are committed to providing the highest quality services to help make that a reality.

We have been at the forefront of adoption services for more than 60 years, working with local authorities across the country. We offer a flexible and innovative work environment, and we are proud of our three successive outstanding ratings with Ofsted.

We support children and families from diverse backgrounds. With access to our specialist therapeutic support services, we are proud to provide excellent lifetime support for our families’ adoption journeys.

Our adoption teams focus on assessing prospective adopters who can consider early permanence and/or adopting a wide range of children of all ages, sibling groups of two or more children, children from diverse ethnicities and children who may have physical or learning disabilities.  

With your social work experience with children and families, you will manage all aspects of work with our valued applicants from the early stages of recruitment, information sharing meetings, assessment, preparation and training, through to successful placement and post placement support up to the making of the adoption order.

Ideally, you will have previous experience of completing Prospective Adopter’s Reports, or similar reports such as Form Fs, and/or experience in family finding activity for children requiring permanence.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Louise Hartley, Team Manager by email to arrange louise.hartley@pactcharity.org

If you would like to meet a member of the management team informally at our Vauxhall office, please email louise.hartley@pactcharity.org to arrange this.

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.