Vacancies

DO YOU WANT TO JOIN THE IAC FAMILY?  

The face of international adoption has changed.  Over 85% of the children we place for adoption share the same heritage as their adopters.  Many are adopted by kinship carers and we also specialise in adoptions of children with special needs.

At IAC everyone is passionate about what we do because we understand that our work is life changing for the world’s most vulnerable children, and also the families that adopt through us. IAC continues to be rated an outstanding Adoption Agency (Ofsted Inspection January 2020) and we are the lead agency for the Intercountry Adoption Regional Adoption Agency for England (ICRAA). Based in High Barnet, we have both a UK wide and international reach. We are the only Adoption Agency in the UK to be accredited abroad. Led by a dynamic and inspirational Leadership Team, with a strong focus on the wellbeing of our workforce, IAC is a great place to work and belong for anyone who feels passionate about changing the lives of children in need. Benefits include competitive salary, 5% pension contribution, learning & development opportunities, 25 days annual leave plus 5 additional days on birthdays, and during the Christmas office closure. IAC is a member of CVAA, the Consortium of Voluntary Adoption Agencies. 

CURRENT VACANCIES

Senior Social Worker (Intercountry Adoption Assessment)

The primary role of Senior Social Worker (Intercountry Adoption Assessment) is to assist the work of the Assessment Team Manager in managing the two-stage approval process at IAC. The role will include some face to face client contact in the form of complex case work, second opinion visits, risk assessments, initial interviews, progress decisions, training sessions etc. The Senior Social Worker will support the monitoring and management of the day to day running of the assessment processes for applicants; the Assessment Team Manager will oversee this.

This role will support the development of the Intercountry Assessment Team and the delivery of all aspects of assessing the suitability and approval of potential prospective adopters.

All applicants must be registered with Social Work England, be legally able to work in the UK and have relevant post qualifying experience in Children and Families work and Adoption Services. 

Salary:  £35,000 - £40,000 per annum

Closing date for applications: Friday 17 December 2021
Interview date: 21/22 December depending on applicant availability or in the New Year

For an informal discussion with Irene Levine, Director of Operations, please request an appointment via hr@icacentre.org.uk

All applications must have a completed IAC Application Form, including a supporting statement that addresses and evidences all aspects of the Person Specification.

Senior Social Worker Intercountry Assessment Job Description & Person Specification
Senior Social Worker Intercountry Assessment Application Form

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Social Worker Advisor - Information & Advice Service

IAC runs an Information and Advice Service, primarily through our Advice Line.  One aspect of this service is for prospective adopters interested in intercountry adoption and the other is our Outbound Permanence Service for Legal and Social Work teams in local authorities dealing with permanence planning, where a child in care may potentially be placed abroad with connected carers.  Due to a restructure of our services, we are excited to be recruiting a new full time Advisor for this service working on both inbound and outbound enquiries.

You will be an experienced Social Worker, perhaps with senior experience, and will come with a passion for this work and an understanding of adoption, permanence, and Special Guardianship work. Knowledge of intercountry adoption and experience of special guardianship cases with an overseas element is a distinct advantage although not essential.  The Advisor will work closely as part of an expert team and be responsible for delivering the excellent service that IAC is known for.  Part of the role will entail researching countries, eligibility requirements and global trends and research in adoption & permanence work. Support and training will be available. IAC is an outstanding adoption agency, and we are looking for an outstanding candidate to join our workforce.

IAC is continually growing and evolving and so this post would suit someone looking to move to the charitable sector and further their career in adoption & permanence services.  IAC will continue to work remotely, and on average this post will involve one or two office days, and three days from home.

IAC is committed to having a workforce that reflects the diversity of the children and families whom we serve, so for these reasons on this occasion we particularly welcome applications from people of Black African, Black Caribbean and Asian heritage, as well as other groups who may be classed as Minority Ethnic. We also welcome applicants from members of the LGBTQ+ community and Men.  IAC is currently undertaking an external governance and values review to ensure we remain at the forefront of being committed to issues of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

All applicants must be registered with Social Work England, be legally able to work in the UK and have relevant post qualifying experience in Children and Families work and Adoption Services. 

Salary:  £35,000 - £40,000 per annum

Closing date for applications: Monday 6 December 2021
Interview date: T.B.C.

For an informal discussion with Irene Levine, Director of Operations, please request an appointment via hr@icacentre.org.uk

All applications must have a completed IAC Application Form, including a supporting statement that addresses and evidences all aspects of the Person Specification.

Advisor Information and Advice Service (Outbound Lead) Job Description & Person Specification
Advisor Information and Advice Service (Outbound Lead) Application Form

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Independent (Sessional) Social Workers
Fees: Competitive
Location: London & Surrounding Counties

IAC is seeking to recruit experienced freelance Social Workers able to take work in the above locations assessing applicants applying to adopt children from overseas countries and supporting them through the process with support from our Post Approval Team. Applicants must be self-motivated, able to work to deadlines and be flexible in meeting the needs of the applicants and the agency. Substantial experience in adoption work is essential. Experience of intercountry adoption assessment is desirable but not essential as induction and ongoing training will be given.

In addition to adoption experience applicants interested in working for IAC should also have the following credentials:

          • A Social Work qualification and registration with Social Work England
          • At least three years post-qualifying experience in children's social care settings
          • Experience of completing adoption assessments and writing Prospective Adopter Reports
          • Willingness / ability to travel to applicants' homes as well as conducting video meetings.

Click here for a copy of the Role Description.

To be considered for a full application please send your CV by email to:  HR@icacentre.org.uk 

IAC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people therefore, please note our recruitment procedure includes DBS checks and overseas checks (where applicable).

Please note prospective contractors will need to evidence they have the right to work in the UK.

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