Salary: £16,926 full time equivalent
Hours and Location:
South East Post
- 10 hours a week (flexible with some evening and weekend working required).
Office based (Cardiff/Carmarthen) with travel around the region.Temporarily working from home due to Covid 19.
You will be expected to hold a valid driving licence and provide a car, for while mileage allowance is payable
Duration: Fixed term to 31 March 2022 with the hope for future funding to extend the post

Adoption UK is the leading charity providing support, community and advocacy for all those parenting or supporting children who cannot live with their birth parents. We connect adoptive families, provide information and signposting on a range of adoption-related issues and campaign for improvements to adoption policy and legislation at the highest levels. With over 8,000 members, we provide a strong, supportive community and are the largest voice of adopters in the UK.

Our Children and Young People service has grown in Wales and therefore we are looking for a Support Worker to be based in South East and West Wales. This is an exciting role for someone who already has experience of working in a youth setting and supporting children and/or young people in group settings. You will have a good standard of education and ideally qualified in youth work to a minimum of level 3 or equivalent. Commitment and flexibility to support the development, delivery and promotion of the service is extremely important in this role. The main duties are:

  • To work with the Lead Youth Worker to deliver the Children and Young People Service across South East / West Wales, where appropriate and in particular to assist with the Connected Groups.
  • To support the Lead Youth worker in undertaking the processing of referrals and initial engagement with young people
  • To support the Lead Youth Worker to work with the young people and their families to establish whether the service is appropriate for them and agree measurable outcomes in line with the guidance provided for the Regulated and Inspection Social Care 2016 Act for adoption services.
  • To support the Lead Youth Worker to maintain agreed levels of contact with young people and their adoptive family as long as they remain registered with the service.
  • To support the planning of an annual programme of group sessions and activities for delivery.
  • To work closely with the Lead Youth Worker to book venues, take bookings for sessions and gather output and outcome data from the project.
  • To support young people who wish to have their voices heard in national and regional forums.
  • To attend internal and external training sessions and other meetings as appropriate, in order to learn and remain up to date with relevant policies, working practices and systems and network with other youth work providers in Wales.

Adoption UK is required to comply with a pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees and you will be required to meet the following requirements;

  • Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation
  • Complete a satisfactory employment/education history check
  • Complete a satisfactory DBS check

Please send completed applications and a covering letter to [email protected] or for further information please contact Ruth Letten on 07970 168546 or via email on [email protected] 

Downloadable the application forms:

Employment application form

Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form

Closing date is 10 March 2021 with interviews via video conferencing expected to be week commencing 15 March 2021.

You can download the candidate packs below:

South East Wales - English-language

South East Wales - Welsh-language