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It’s an exciting time to join the North Wales Adoption Service (NWAS) and we are currently recruiting for nine new, permanent roles within the team.

The service covers all six local authority areas in North Wales and is expanding to provide a wider range of specialist services to adopters and some of the most vulnerable children and young people in the region.

Here’s a bit more information about some of the new roles:

4x Therapeutic Family Support Workers

Are you self-motivated, able to work under pressure and committed to continued professional development? Then one of our new Therapeutic Family Support Worker roles could be for you.

To be successful, you will need to be comfortable delivering programmes to families to promote strong positive relationships, safe parenting and healthy lifestyles through various counselling and therapy techniques.

If this sounds like you, please get in touch.


TESSA Coordinator

The Therapy Education Support Service in Adoption (TESSA) Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that services for adoptive families in schools are well coordinated across North Wales.

The coordinator will work with those involved with adopted children to aid their understanding of how trauma impacts on a child’s development and how therapeutic parenting can make a difference across all of the settings the child experiences.

Does this exciting opportunity sound like your perfect job? Find out more here.

Young Person Co-ordinator

The new Youth Person Co-ordinator will be responsible for the development of the National Children & Young People Service at a regional level working closely with the National Development Officer who is part of the National Adoption service.

They will establish age appropriate support groups in North Wales for adopted children and young people and will build positive relationships with adopted children.

The successful candidate will support children and young people either on a one to one basis or help them to access appropriate services and where required assist in delivery of individual and group elements of the service.

Could this role be for you? Find out more here.

Candidates need to be willing to engage in ongoing professional development to expand their knowledge and experience in the field of adoption.

The successful applicants will be joining a dedicated, highly experienced team with a strong emphasis on reflective practice, training and development and will receive dedicated management support including regular supervision.

Employees benefit from:

  • Up to 31 days’ annual leave
  • Work-life balance including flexible working
  • Local Government Pension
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Staff discounts and offers
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Car Sharing Scheme
  • Access to a Credit Union

Take a look at all nine of the new jobs here.

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