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Senior Practitioner

Location:   London Salary:   c.£42,000 per annum Closing Date:   31/12/2019

Contract: Permanent, full time

Coram, which is the oldest children’s charity, is a group of specialist organisations addressing the care, welfare, education and rights of children and operates from its distinctive 3.5 acre headquarters in the heart of London which provides the hub for clinical as well as professional and distributed services for adoption. Coram strives to be a credible, respectful, professional, dynamic and committed organisation where these values infuse all that we do to promote resilience for children.

Ambitious for Adoption is a new regional adoption agency to provide the adoption services for 5-7 local authorities. It is commissioned and delivered from Coram, a registered voluntary adoption agency which is judged Outstanding in all categories by Ofsted in both London and East Midlands. The agency stands at the forefront of development in the adoption sector in early placement, collective matching, and permanence practice.

About the Role

This role will involve working as part of an established VAA and using the expertise and experience developed over 40 years of helping children find new parents, to recruit, assess and train adopters to meet the needs of children across the local authorities that Ambitious for Adoption are responsible for as well as the needs of the sector.

The successful candidate will recruit, prospective adopters who will meet the needs of children waiting for adoption placements and to assess them using the Two Stage adopter assessment process and according to Coram’s policy and procedures.

You will need to be an HCPC registered social worker with experience in adoption.

To apply for this role, please click on the link below to complete the application.

For more information about the main duties and responsibilities of this role please refer to the job description and person specification.

Closing date: Please note this is a rolling recruitment, so please make your application now and we will arrange interviews with prospective candidates as soon as possible

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 check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Registered Charity No. 312278.