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    • Intercountry Adoption - HHAMA Updated Country Programme Information
      03 Mar 2021
      Intercountry Adoption - HHAMA Updated Country Programme Information

      Helping Hands Adoption Mediation Agency have issued a country programme advisory. Please click here to view the most up to date information on intercountry adoption programmes. 

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    • Here2Help Files Being Transferred to the Adoption Authority of Ireland in 2021
      24 Feb 2021
      Here2Help Files Being Transferred to the Adoption Authority of Ireland in 2021

      Here2Help files will transfer to the Adoption Authority of Ireland in April 2021. These files include open information and trace cases and a waiting list for those requesting an information and tracing service. It is the intention of the Adoption Authority to provide a service to anyone whose information was held by Here2Help. The Authority will do so as soon as relevant procedures and resources are in place.

      From today, February 25th, Here2Help will transfer its waiting list to the AAI. All further requests for an information and tracing service should be directed to the Information and Tracing section of the Adoption Authority.

      Contact the Information and Tracing Unit:

      Telephone: 01 2309300 (option 3)

      Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

       

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    • Vacancy: Principal Social Worker - Permanent Full Time Post
      23 Feb 2021
      Vacancy: Principal Social Worker - Permanent Full Time Post

      The Adoption Authority of Ireland is seeking to fill a vacancy at Principal Social Worker Level, based in the Authority's offices in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. This is a significant opportunity to join the management team of a State agency. 

      The Principal Social Worker will be responsible for leading the social work team (currently 5), and will have primary responsibility for the daily management of the work of the social work team. The  Principal Social Worker is a key member of the Senior Management Team and will be required to develop a strong relationship with the team, actively contributing to the development and implementation of the Authority's objectives and strategies. 

      Full information about this post, and the application process is available in the Candidate Information Booklet

      How to Apply

      Applicants must submit the three documents as set out below to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

      • A fully completed Application Form
      • A cover/letter personal statement outlining why you wish to be considered for the post and where you believe your skills and experience meet the requirements for the role of Principal Social Worker
      • Certificate of Registration with CORU 

      The closing date and time for applications is 12 noon on Friday 19th March 2021.

      Applications not received in the inbox of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the specified deadline will not be accepted. 

      If you require a Word version of the application form please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with 'PSW Competition' in the Subject line. Requests for the Word version must be made by 2pm on Tuesday 16 March 2021.

      If you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your application within 2 working days of applying, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01 2309 347. 

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