Vacancy – Senior Social Work Practitioner. Adoption

Senior Social Work Practitioner. Adoption.  Salary: £30,978 – £34,746 pro rata (SP36-40).

Two posts. One full time permanent post (37 hrs/wk). One temporary part time (18.5 hrs/wk) to cover maternity leave for 12 months.
We require 2 two qualified social workers to join our experienced adoption team. These posts will be based in Cardiff.

Duties entail undertaking the full range of adoption recruitment, assessment & child placement activity and support.
Supportive working environment with a strong emphasis on individual & team development.
10% pension contribution + comprehensive BUPA cover.
St David’s is committed to achieving equal opportunities.
Applicants must have 2 years adoption experience or 3 years in a child & family setting. A recognised social work qualification applies.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 10th November.   Interview date: Friday 18th November.

Application Form 2016
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For additional information visit our website or contact: Helen, Anna or Mel.

28 Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3BA.

Tel No: 029 2066 7007  Email:

National Adoption Week 2016

About National Adoption Week
National Adoption Week 2016 will take place from the 17th to 23rd October and the theme is embodied by the hashtag #SupportAdoption. As in previous years, the need to find families for some of our most vulnerable children remains at the heart of this year’s event. However, it is clear that a National Adoption Week that did not also address the difficult realities of adoption today would be doing a disservice to those children and the agencies working on their behalf. National Adoption Week 2016 will aim to encompass all aspects of adoption, to demystify and clarify the adoption process, reflect the challenges of adoptive parenting, share individual stories, showcase and signpost to best practice and invite anyone whose life or heart is touched by it to #SupportAdoption.