Senior Practitioner/Social Worker - Bloomsbury
Senior Practitioner/Social Worker
Early Placement Programme, Coram Adoption Service
GBP32k - GBP40k pa (inclusive of London Weighting)
Based at Coram campus, Bloomsbury, London WC1
Coram is one of the UK's leading voluntary adoption agencies. Our London Branch achieved 'outstanding' in all categories in our previous two adoption inspections. We have also achieved 'outstanding' for our concurrent planning foster-care service. We are known for our innovative and child-centred work in all aspects of adoption, including adoption support.
An opportunity exists for someone to work within Coram's Early Permanence programme and the successful candidate will work to recruit and approve Early Permanence Carers (including both Foster for Adoption and Concurrent Planning carers). Coram is the National Centre for Early Permanence and provides leadership in this field within London and nationally. This work is in a rapidly developing specialism, and you would be supported to develop your skills.
Coram Capital is the partnership between Coram's London Branch and four local authorities who all use Coram's services to family find for their children (LB Harrow, LB Redbridge, City of London and Thurrock Council). Coram recruits and approves adopters and early permanence placements for all the children referred by the Coram Capital LAs. We also have an adoption branch in the East Midlands and run a separate VAA (Coram Cambridgeshire) based in Cambridge.
Coram offers a rich menu of support services, including support groups for early permanence carers, a play and stay drop in for adopters of pre-school children, parenting skills groups for adopters of children and adolescents, creative therapy, mentalisation for adoptive families and access to in-house consultation with a clinical psychologist.
You will be child-focused and keen to strive for excellence and promote early permanence with prospective carers and also with LA colleagues. We offer excellent supervision, training and development opportunities, and a pleasant and professional working environment.
If you are a skilled and experienced HCPC registered Social Worker/Senior Practitioner, child-centred and committed to achieving excellent adoption and permanency outcomes, we would like to hear from you.
If you have any questions about this role, please contact Alice Noon, Head of Service, on or email
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Closing date: 9am, Monday 16 October 2017.
Interview date: Monday 23 October 2017 - Coram Campus.
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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