This is an open-ended position required for 22.2 hours per week over three days.
The Mid and West Wales Adoption Service consists of a regional arrangement between Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Powys County Councils. The Service makes provision to adopters pre and post adoption which includes training and assessment; to support child care workers in preparing children for permanence; to link children with prospective adoptive families; to provide support and advice to adoptive families post adoption order and to support individuals affected by adoption. The Service has developed and expanded in recent years with attention being focused on both the recruitment of adopters and preparing children for permanence. Working within a regional service enables a greater choice of adoption placements for children originating from West Wales.
We are looking for applicants who are committed and ambitious for children.
You must possess a relevant qualification in social work, be a registered social worker and have some adoption related experience.
Safeguarding and protecting children and adults at risk is a high priority for Pembrokeshire County Council. We aim to support vulnerable children and adults at risk to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. We are committed to ensuring their safety and will take action to safeguard their well-being. The Council’s Corporate Safeguarding Policy provides a framework for every member of staff and Service within the Council, setting out responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and protecting children and adults at risk as well as the methods by which the Council will be assured that it is fulfilling its duties.
This policy applies to all Council employees and workforce, councillors, volunteers and also service providers that are commissioned by the Council. Safeguarding is everyone’s business whether they work for, or on behalf of the Council.
This post is subject to a DBS disclosure check.