Support Worker, Adoption West

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Salary: £22,021 - £23,836

Working Hours:21 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Family Support Worker - Adoption West, Gloucester Hub - GL1 2TP 

Closing date:14 July 2019 at midnight 

*Please note this is not a GCC vacancy*

Adoption West was launched in March 2019 as a collaborative venture between Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Councils to provide a regional adoption service.

This is an exciting time to join Adoption West as we build on the solid foundations already in place, and aim to improve performance in meeting the needs of those children who require permanence through adoption by:

    • reducing the time that children have to wait for adoptive placement

    • improving the experience for prospective adopters from initial inquiry, through the assessment process, panel approval and placement matching and the delivery of post adoption support services.

The Adoption West operates via 3 hubs across the region. Each Adoption Hub provides all aspects of adoption recruitment, assessment, family finding and the coordination of adoption support services.

Main Duties

The Family Support Worker post provides essential support to the Adoption Service activity. They undertake tasks including letter box and direct contact between adoptive families and birth families, direct work with children and young people, assessment information gathering.

The support given by this group of staff is essential to the Adoption Support SW task. They are often the first point of contact for calls to the team, providing a supportive responsive to adoptive families on a range of issues, they take referral details, enter onto appropriate IT systems and pass to the Adoption Team Manager /ATM.

Our Commitment

Adoption West is a learning organisation and are committed to enabling the post holder to grow and develop in the role.

Additional Information

    • This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and will require an Enhanced DBS check before appointment can be confirmed.

    • Confidentiality: Employees are expected to maintain the required level of confidentiality at all times in relation to their work.

For further information and details of how to apply please visit!/search/5119100l0212411/department/caresocialworkchildren/page/1/

Application Information

You can then make your application online by clicking the apply button at the bottom of this web page.

For further information please contact Julia Ibbitson, Gloucester Team Manager, Adoption West on 01452 427753 or via email

This role is subject to certain successful security checks; please see role description for more information.

Adoption West is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All staff are expected to share this commitment. You will be expected to report any concerns relating to the safeguarding of children, young people or vulnerable adults in accordance with agreed procedures. If your own conduct in relation to the safeguarding of children, young people or vulnerable adults gives cause for concern, Adoption West’s child protection procedures will be followed.

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