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Coram

Adoption Support Social Worker/Senior Practitioner

Job Type

Salary

Location

Permanent

Region

£36,000-£39,000

Posted Date

Redbridge

Closing Date

South East

1 November 2021

10 November 2021

We are seeking a dynamic family finding 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 RAA.

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 Redbridge Council building, 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 family finding service for the London Borough of Redbridge.

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:

We are seeking a dynamic family finding 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 RAA. The post holder will be responsible for providing a statutory post adoption service to local residents. This includes working collaboratively with other post adoption workers across the RAA and providing targeted therapeutic support through the ASF. The post holder will have access to services within Redbridge 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 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 family finding services at Coram to deliver an innovative adoption service that will transform children’s lives. The family finding 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 Sue Lowndes Managing Director -
Coram Ambitious for Adoption RAA –Sue.Lowndes@coram.org.uk

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