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Family Finder Social Worker

Location:   Westminster Salary:   £38,000 - £42,000 per annum Closing Date:   01/09/2022

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Job Title: Family Finder Social Worker

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full Time

Salary: £38,000 - £42,000 (Senior Practitioner) dependent on skills and experience

Location: Westminster Children’s Services, Frampton Street with flexibility for home working

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 Westminster office of Frampton Street. This post will service the needs of those requiring a post adoption support service in the boroughs of both Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea (Bi-Borough) This post forms 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 a Senior Practitioner to lead and develop the post adoption support service for Bi-Borough.

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 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 Sally Beaumont, Service Manager
Coram Ambitious for Adoption RAA –Bi -Borough: sally.beaumont@coram.org.uk

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

Closing date: Thursday 1st September 2022 at 23.59pm

Interview date: TBC

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Coram RAA 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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