Permanent , full time – 35 hours
Coram Ambitious for Adoption is a Commissioned Voluntary Adoption Agency Regional Adoption Agency [RAA] that is organised on a hub and spoke service model. The adopter recruitment and assessment, panels, approved adopter, post placement adoption support, governance and quality and policy services are all located in the Coram Campus Head Office in Bloomsbury in London.
We are seeking dynamic Adoption Support Team Manager located at the Coram Campus, who wishes to play an active role in the development of a high quality adoption support offer and be a key contributor to the development of a new and exciting RAA.
The Adoption Support Team works with all families who have adopted through Coram and is a key component in the development of the adoption support offer within the RAA.Currently the service includes advice and guidance, adult work with adoptees and birth parents [letter box and contact, access to records, birth family counselling] parenting programmes, VIPP, life story workshop activity, adopter network events [stay and play, coffee mornings, annual picnic].
The Adoption Support Team work in very close partnership with the Adoption Support Gateway – a team of clinicians located on the Coram Campus providing a bespoke range of therapeutic interventions for adopted children and families, including support in relation to schools and education authorities.
Coram is a highly regarded voluntary adoption agency which gained two ‘outstanding’ grades for its adoption branches in London and the East Midlands.Coram is registered as a Fostering Service in order to offer early permanence placements for children aged 0 – 2 years and was also rated ‘outstanding’ for this service.
About the Role
The primary responsibilities for the successful candidate will include:
You will need to be a qualified Social Worker who is registered with the HCPC and have substantial experience in permanence planning, adoption work and be able to provide high quality staff supervision.
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For more information about the main duties and responsibilities of this role please refer to the job description and person specification.
Closing date: 9am, Monday 16th September2019
Interview Date: TBC
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.
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