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Social Worker/Senior Social Worker - Recruitment & Assessment

Location:   Coram Campus Salary:   £36,000-£39,000 (Social Worker); £38,000-£42,000 (Senior Social Worker) Closing Date:   03/08/2021

Contract: Permanent, Full Time (35 hours per week)

Salary: £36,000-£39,000 (Social Worker); £38,000-£42,000 (Senior Social Worker) dependent on skills and experience

Location: Coram Campus, with some opportunity for home working

Coram is the UK’s oldest children’s charity founded by Thomas Coram in London helping vulnerable children and young people since 1739. Today, the Coram group helps more than one million children, young people, families and professionals every year by providing access to the skills and opportunities they need to thrive.

Coram Ambitious for Adoption is a Commissioned Voluntary Adoption Regional Adoption Agency – with statutory adoption support services and family finding located in each relevant partner local authority, and part of the wider adoption services including recruitment and assessment and support located at the Coram Campus in London. Coram Adoption is a service with a long track record of serving children well and outstanding ratings from Ofsted.

We are committed to making adoption happen for children where this is the plan and are very proud to be working with our adopters and our adopted young people in shaping the future of the service. We will be maintaining the very best of local authority adoption practice and the outstanding adoption support services at Coram to deliver an innovative adoption service that will transform children’s lives.

About the role

The purpose of this role is to provide a child-centred, comprehensive adoption service to prospective adopters, adopters and children and young people which respects children’s rights in all aspects of the adoption process.

Responsibilities will include responding to initial enquiries and formal applications from prospective adopters, supporting adopters through stages 1 and 2, preparing them and presenting their applications to Adoption Panel. The social worker will work alongside adopters to identify children for placement, be involved in planning introductions and making and supporting complex placements. For a full list of responsibilities, necessary experience and capabilities, and our values, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Heather Atkinson, Team Manager, at adoption@coram.org.uk

To apply for this role, please click on the 'apply now' button below to complete the application.

Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 3rd August 2021

Interview date: w/c Monday, 9th August, 2021

Coram is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applicants from Asian, African, Caribbean and other minority ethnic backgrounds to join our teams. Whilst we have a diverse team we recognise we are a predominantly white workforce and are genuinely committed to encouraging candidates from diverse communities in order to improve the services to the children and families we help.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and where appropriate will require the successful applicant to undertake a check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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