Starting salary £40,607 per annum
Permanent Full Time, 37 hours per week
We are committed to supporting adopted children and their families into adulthood. We are looking for an experienced Senior Therapist to join our service at an exciting time as we have recently become a Regional Adoption Agency.
The post holder will provide child centred, therapeutic intervention to children and their families who have been placed for adoption or are adopted. The post holder will also provide advice and guidance to the wider professional network.
If you have extensive clinical experience, ideally with children in care and /or adopted children, have the ability to think strategically and analytically and want to be part of a dynamic, forward thinking service, we are keen to hear from you.
Interviews will be held on 25th June.
Adoption Partnership South East is a new regional adoption agency, delivering adoption services for the London Borough of Bexley, Kent County Council, and Medway Council. Bringing together our expertise, we are committed to achieving the best for all our children across the region. Our agency launched in November 2020.
We are committed to ensuring that children are able to remain in the care of their parents and birth families wherever possible. However, where it is not possible to achieve stability for the child within the birth family, we work to achieve alternative permanent arrangements for the child within a family setting and these include adoption.
The adoption service abides by equal opportunities legislation and the policies of each Partner. The service works positively and respectfully with all service users and partner agencies regardless of race, colour, religion, language, culture, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or age. Every attempt with be made to secure an adoptive family which meets a child’s emotional and developmental needs considering their ethnicity, religion, language, culture, gender, and disability considering the need to avoid undue delay.
This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service and registration as a qualified Social Worker with Social Work England.
This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.
For further information about the role responsibilities and selection criteria, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.
The vacancy reference number is REF/TP/650/2096. Please contact Rachel Dobson, Service Manager, via Rachel.Dobson@Kent.gov.uk or 03000 42050 to arrange a time to discuss the post.
Closing date: Midnight 17th June 2021.