As an adoption agency, Brighton and Hove has a duty to assess the support needs of adoptive families and agree adoption support plans which may involve group work, training or commissioning specialist support. We also facilitate a letterbox information exchange service to provide indirect letter contact between adoptive parents and the biological parents of their adopted children within agreed arrangements.
We offer group supervision, reflective practice groups and peer mentoring to help new workers develop into their role.
For an informal discussion, please contact Pascale Davison (Team Manager) on 01273 296076 or Sacha Hebden (Advanced Practitioner) on 01273 295995.
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an established and supportive adoption team, focussing on adoption support. You will be taking the lead role for coordinating our Letterbox Exchange Service between adoptive and birth families as well as assessing the support needs of adoptive families and contributing to group work and training. This is a 4 day post with potential to increase to full time.
You will be keen to learn and be an organised, empathetic person who enjoys working independently as well as part of a team. You will be able to work within a policy framework in relation to confidential information and data protection. You will have good administrative skills as well as having the personal skills to work directly with a vulnerable client group.
As Brighton and Hove is joining with neighbouring authorities to become a Regional Agency in April 2020, there will be opportunities for career development and to expand your areas of responsibility as well as accessing training. You will remain a Brighton and Hove employee on the same terms and conditions when the Regional Agency goes live in April 2020.
Interviews to be held 27th April (afternoon) and 28th April (morning).
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency's Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.