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Adoption Support Social Worker or Senior Practitioner (Hillingdon)

Location:   Hillingdon with some remote working Salary:   £36,000-£39,000 (Social Worker); £38,000-£42,000 (Senior Practitioner) Closing Date:   06/12/2021

Job Title: Adoption Support Social Worker or Senior Practitioner (Hillingdon)

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full Time

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

Location: Hillingdon Civic Centre with flexibility for home working

About Coram

Coram is committed to improving the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people.

We support children and young people from birth to independence, creating a change that lasts a lifetime.

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 Regional Adoption Agency [RAA] is a commissioned Voluntary Adoption Agency delivering statutory adoption support services and family finding located in the Hillingdon Civic Centre, but as part of the wider RAA partnership located across London and surrounding areas. The hub services for the RAA include the recruitment, assessment and support of adopters which is located at the Coram Campus in London. We are currently recruiting for either a Social Worker or Senior Practitioner to lead and develop the post adoption support service for the London Borough of Hillingdon.

The post holder will be employed by Coram, a service with a long track record of serving children well and outstanding ratings from Ofsted.The task for the Regional Adoption Agency is to ensure that all children who have a plan for adoption are given every chance to have that ambition realised and when placed in a permanent family receive relevant support as their needs change and develop.

About the role

The post holder will ensure that the services of advice, guidance and sign posting to other relevant services, counselling, support with contact (direct or letterbox), access to adopter peer support, parenting support programmes and targeted therapeutic support through the Adoption Support Fund are delivered.The post holder will have access to services within Hillingdon to undertake this task and be part of a bigger network of support from colleagues from across the RAA. All Coram staff are actively engaged in activities with colleagues to improve the quality of services and to develop themselves as adoption practitioner.

We are seeking a dynamic adoption support Social Worker or Senior Practitioner wishing to play an active role in the delivery and development of a high quality adoption service but as part of the Coram Ambitious for Adoption Regional Adoption Agency.

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. The Adoption support service is a key platform of delivery for Coram Ambitious for Adoption regional agency that will be growing and transforming as the regional agency progresses in the next year, and new staff will play a significant role in these developments.

To arrange an informal discussion – please contact Hellan Timothy-James Service Manager
Coram Ambitious for Adoption RAA – Harrow and Hillingdon:

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Closing date: 9am, Monday 6th December 2021

Interview date: TBC

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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