Team Manager - Adoption Support Charity

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Location
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary
£33,069 - £36,513 Pro Rata (Pay Point 49 to 54)
Posted
28 Jul 2017
Closes
21 Aug 2017
Ref
148863_AA
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for this leading adoption support charity. Alongside the Service Manager and National Manager, you will help develop, deliver and co-ordinate the provision of Adoption Support Services. You will take a lead in service provision in the North West Region, support staff and co-ordinate the work of the team. You will also be responsible for deputising as appropriate for all of the functions of the National Manager.

Team Manager - Adoption Support and SafeBase  
Based: Manchester, M15  
Salary: £33,069 - £36,513 Pro rata (After Adoption Pay Point 49 to 54)
Hours: 21 hours per week

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

Our client's innovative and award-winning services include:

  • A service for adopted young people to enable them to share experiences and be supported. This also includes a therapeutic residential short break offer.
  • A family finding service for the children who wait longest in the care.
  • A therapeutic parenting programme developed to equip parents with the skills and techniques to parent children who have been adopted from care.
  • A service which provides advice, support and counselling to birth family members.
  • A service to help people reconnect with family members separated by adoption.

The Role  
This service supports adoptive parents and carers to understand their child's behaviour and strengthen attachments and relationships within the family. Our client is looking for someone with experience in working with children and adults and who has a good understanding of how adoption affects all parties. You will also facilitate their successful Parenting Programmes and undertake family observation assessments as part of the programme. Good communication skills and assessment/report writing are essential.

Planning and implementing programmes for introductions for children to their adoptive families and co-ordinating post-placement support programmes in conjunction with After Adoption’s regional adoption support teams will also be a key part of the role.

The successful candidate will be CQSQ, Dip SW qualified and registered with the relevant social care council. They must also have good knowledge of the Adoption and Children's Act and accompanying guidance and all secondary legislation.

If you are passionate about helping others and making a difference, and want to play a role in driving forward the work of this great charity, 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

Our client is an inspirationally led and people-centred organisation with Investors in People (IIP) Gold Award. They are:

  • Passionate about making a difference and changing lives
  • Creative in our approach
  • Vibrant, dynamic and innovative
  • Always trying to do things better
  • Honest and open

They nurture talent, celebrate and reward success and value diversity

Closing date for applications: Midnight, Sunday 20 August 2017
Panel interviews: Tuesday 29 August 2017
 
We reserve the right to close adverts early, applicants are therefore encouraged to complete and submit applications at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To find out more information and apply for this position, please click the apply button. You will be taken to a simple CHM Recruit form and then redirected to the employer’s 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. 

The organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

No agencies please.