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Havering Social Work Vacancies

Vacancy Details

Adoption Support Fund Coordinator

London Borough of Havering
To be confirmed
Working Pattern:
Full Time
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
02/08/2021 at 15:40
London Borough of Havering

Grade 5- £27978-£31044pa 6 Month Secondment/Fixed Term 

This is an exciting opportunity within the Regional Adoption Agency (RAA) within London, based in a Local Authority bordering South East Local Authority areas.

Successful applicants will be employed within the London Borough of Havering

Adopt London East will work as part of a group of 4 ‘Adopt London’ Regional Adoption Agencies. This will provide an opportunity to collaborate across all of London making a real difference to the lives of children at both a local and national level.

The vision is to achieve excellent outcomes for children and adults affected by adoption and to ensure services delivered are of the highest standard.

The adoption support fund (ASF) provides funds to local authorities (LAs) and regional adoption agencies (RAAs) to pay for essential therapeutic services for eligible adoptive families. This is subject to a social work assessment.

The Adoption Support Fund Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the process including ensuring that therapy providers are compliant and agreements are in place. This requires working alongside the Adoption Support Team Manager, Social Workers and therapy providers.

The role also requires the monitoring of the Adoption Support Fund spend so that this can be reported on and provide management information.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact  Belinda Bhatti at Belinda.Bhatti@havering.gov.uk 

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 31st July 2021 however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

You will be notified if your application has been successful.  Interview date to be comnfirmed. 

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 01708 432770

Additional Information

The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.

The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

Please view Adoption Support Fund Coordinator Job Profile here

Apply Online (External Website)