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Family Therapist

Location:   Maidstone, some travel in Kent required Salary:   £36,000 to £40,000 per annum Closing Date:   28/01/2019

Kent County Council and Coram have worked together through a successful five year partnership to manage and improve the adoption service. This has resulted in excellent outcomes for both looked after and adopted children, as well as more confidence in the overall service. The partnership continues with a renewed work plan which includes further developing of the post adoption service.

Kent Adoption Service in partnership with Coram is recruiting an Family Therapist to join our multi-disciplinary team consisting of a Social Work Team Manager, Clinical Lead, Social Workers and an Administrative Officer. The team’s vision is to provide brief and focused therapeutic interventions through case work and to continue to develop a menu of evidence based interventions including parenting programmes, structured support groups, learning and development seminars, etc. The team provides support following an Adoption Order being granted.

About the Role

The successful candidate will provide expert clinical interventions to adopters and children once an adoption order is granted. The post holder will provide group, family and individual interventions to adoptive families; advice and support to the network around the child, including schools; develop and deliver training for adopters in areas of child and adolescent development and consultative support to other team members and social workers in the adoption service teams when required. The post holder would be required to fully embrace and support Coram Kent County Council and Coram’s vision for developing a multi-disciplinary team with a team around the child approach within the nationaladoption reform agenda.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enterprising, enthusiastic and flexible family therapist with experience and skills in:

It would also be desirable for applicants to have experience of facilitating parenting group and structured group work

To find out more about the role and to apply, please click the apply button

Please note CV's will not be accepted as we only accept completed application forms.

Closing date for applications: 9 a.m. Monday, 28th January 2019

Interviews: Monday, 4th February 2019

Coram is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to the safeguarding of children and will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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