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Adoption East Midlands launched in 2019 as a collaborative venture between Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire councils to provide a regional adoption service.

Adoption East Midlands provides all aspects of adoption recruitment, assessment, family finding, and the coordination of adoption support services.

We are a successful child-focused service, making a real difference to the lives of children and adoptive families.

Current vacancies

Advanced Social Work Practitioner

£37,568 - £42,614 per annum

Location: Adoption East Midlands, Trent Bridge House, Fox Road, West Bridgford NG2 6BJ

Exciting new job opportunities have arisen in Adoption East Midlands and we are looking to recruit two Advanced Social Work Practitioners to join us in our service.

Are you looking to further develop your career and help shape and take AEM further?  This might be the role for you?

This is an exciting time at AEM, in our fourth year in operation and we are seeking dynamic and highly motivated individuals to support further development across AEM and maintain a high standard of service to the children and families we work with.  

We are looking for an Advanced Social Work Practitioner, who can own and drive performance through the development, supervision, coaching and leadership of our multi-skilled staff. You will continue to embed a strength-based approach within the service, driving sites of innovation with creativity and flair.

You will have good knowledge of the impact of trauma on a child and what this means for therapeutic parenting.  You will embed AEM’s vision of being One Service – One Team and the Golden Thread of Adoption Support throughout the service from recruitment to post adoption order.

You will hold a small case load and supervise non-social work qualified staff and facilitate reflective supervision for Social Workers.  

The person appointed will need to show that they are a registered Social Worker with Social Work England, and worked as an experienced Social Worker for a minimum of three years post qualified experience in child and family statutory social work. You will need experience of working in more than one team with at least two years’ post qualified experience relevant to Adoption, within the past five years.

If you are interested and would like an informal discussion, then please contact either Lisa Drummond (Recruitment, Assessment and Home finding Service Manager on 0115 8040013 or Jane Bolan (Adoption Panel and Adoption Support Service Manager) on 0115 8041499.

Closing date: 28 August 2022

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Adoption Panel Members

Our recruitment for Adoption Panel Members has recently closed however, we’re keen to hear from those from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds and people who have experience of the care system, as people from these groups are still under-represented on our panels.

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Adoption East Midlands provides the full range of adoption services across the region. If you live in or near to the East Midlands, we can help you along your journey to adopting a child.

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