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Thank you for your interest in working for SFCS.  We are currently looking to recruit a Social Worker, a Senior Social Worker, a Sessional Social Worker and an Agency Decision Maker - full details can be found below.  Please keep checking this page and our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages for future opportunities.

Social Worker

St Francis’ Children’s Society is a specialist adoption agency providing a range of services to people for whom adoption is part of their life, has been part of their life or indeed, might become a part of their life.

We are currently seeking to recruit a Social Worker to join our friendly, experienced team. This is a part-time role, working 21 - 25 hours per week.  All our social workers are expected to undertake a range of work within the broad sphere of Adoption; please find the full Job Description and Person Specification below.

If you would like further information, please contact Elizabeth Murray on 01908 572700 or email elizabethm@sfcs.org.uk.

Applicants should read our Recruitment Privacy Notice and our Safer Recruitment and Selection Policy before applying.

Applicants will need to complete the Application Form and Equality Monitoring Form which can be downloaded below.  If relevant, you will also need to complete the Disclosure of Convictions Form, also provided below.

Closing Date for Applications:    Monday 27th September 2021

Interview Date:    TBA (October 2021)

Senior Social Worker

SFCS's Birth Connections service is commissioned through local authorities and is currently available to individuals in the Buckinghamshire area. The service offers birth relatives support via a limited number of counselling sessions and via group support to come to terms with the loss they have experienced when a child is placed for adoption.

We are looking for a dedicated Senior Social Worker to continue the contract opportunity to offer sessions virtually and face to face.  This is a part-time role, working 21 hours per week. You will provide an independent advice, counselling and support service to birth relatives entitled to a service from Buckinghamshire Council.

Please find the full Job Description and Person Specification below.  If you would like further information, please contact Sarah McGrory or Kate Garside on 01908 572700.

Applicants should read our Recruitment Privacy Notice and our Safer Recruitment and Selection Policy before applying.

Applicants will need to complete the Application Form and Equality Monitoring Form which can be downloaded below.  If relevant, you will also need to complete the Disclosure of Convictions Form, also provided below.

Closing Date for Applications:    Friday 17th September 2021

Interview Date:    Wednesday 29th September 2021

Sessional Social Worker

St Francis’ Children’s Society is a dynamic and forward-looking agency currently seeking to recruit a Sessional Social Worker to undertake PAR assessments as and when required and support adopters through the family finding, matching and placement process to adoption order.

Please find the full Job Description and Person Specification below.  If you would like further information, please contact Suzanne Strachan on 01908 572700 or email suzannes@sfcs.org.uk.

Applicants should read our Recruitment Privacy Notice and our Safer Recruitment and Selection Policy before applying.

Applicants will need to complete the Application Form and Equality Monitoring Form which can be downloaded below.  If relevant, you will also need to complete the Disclosure of Convictions Form, also provided below.

Closing Date for Applications:    Ongoing

Interview Date:    TBA

Agency Decision Maker

We are seeking an Agency Decision Maker to join our Senior Management team in a dedicated role which is focused on ensuring that the Society makes the best possible decisions for families and children. This is a key role which requires significant knowledge and experience of both good adoption practice and the regulatory framework surrounding it.

With experience at a senior level you will be passionate about achieving good outcomes for children, ensuring that diversity and inclusivity are considered throughout the adoption process. And you will be able to scrutinise and challenge where necessary.

This role will be worked flexibly around monthly Panel deadlines and the postholder will be welcomed as a member of the senior team.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Angela Dakin on 01908 572700

Applicants should read our Recruitment Privacy Notice and our Safer Recruitment and Selection Policy before applying.

Applicants will need to complete the Application Form and Equality Monitoring Form which can be downloaded below. If relevant, you will also need to complete the Disclosure of Convictions Form, also provided below

Closing Date for Applications:    Sunday 10th October 2021

Interview Date:    Tuesday 19th October 2021

St. Francis' Children's Society is first and foremost committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers working with children to share this commitment. We apply recruitment and selection procedures which seek to ensure that no employee or volunteer is appointed who may pose a risk to children or is otherwise unsuitable to work with them.