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Panel Advisor

  • Job reference: DH0108
  • Location: Medway, Kent
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: Medway Council are recruiting for an Adoption Panel Adviser,

Purpose of the Job:

*To act as Agency Adviser to the Adoption Panel(s), through the provision of advice to the Chair, Panel members, agency and agency decision makers concerning:

- The Agency's policies, procedures and practices
- Children Act 1989
- The Adoption & Children Act 2002 and associated regulations
- Government Guidelines on Adoption
- Children and Families Act 2014

*To assist with the appointment, performance monitoring, review and termination of core panel members and members of the Central List.

*To be responsible for liaison between the Agency, Agency Decision Makers, Chairs and the Adoption Panel, including feedback on performance.

*Supervise the role of the Adoption Panel Administrators to ensure that an efficient service is provided i.e. minutes are of good quality, and distributed as required, that the booking system is effective etc.

*To attend the Panel as adviser

*The Adviser must be a social worker with at least five years post qualification experience and relevant management experience. Evidence of continuing Professional Development must be maintained. An understanding of diversity and difference issues is essential.

Main duties and responsibilities:

*Work closely with the Panel team manager to ensure the recommendations following the review of adoption panels are implemented.

*Ensure that panel procedures meet the legislative and national minimum standards requirement and are updated as required.

*Contribute to the preparation for inspections and ensure that the requirements based on the inspection methodology are met.

*Support and challenge panel chairs as appropriate.

*Support Agency Decision Makers in fulfilling their role in the most efficient and effective way.

*Supervise the role of the Adoption Panel Administrators to ensure that an efficient service is provided i.e. that minutes are of good quality, and distributed as required, the booking system is effective and high quality accurate management information is provided.

*Advise social workers, managers and decision makers on matters concerning the adoption process.

if you interested in this role please email me your CV to Delanie.heyes@servicecare.org.uk or call 01772 208964