Social Worker

Organisation: 
Coram Cambridgeshire Adoption
Salary: 
Circa £29k per annum
Hours per week: 
35
Location: 
Huntingdon

At Coram Cambridgeshire Adoption, we are bringing real drive and innovation to the challenge of finding adoptive families for looked after children. 

We are the first such Voluntary Adoption Agency/local authority linked provision, offering a unique opportunity for integrated adoption services. By joining us as a Social Worker, you will be joining a vibrant, innovative agency that is developing ground-breaking services for children including sibling groups, with plans for adoption. We are looking for enthusiastic and child centred social workers who are passionate about the right adopters for the right children and supporting them throughout the process.   

This post will require you to work together with your colleagues in the Child Care Units across Cambridgeshire, and Coram Cambridgeshire’s Adoption Support and Recruitment and Assessment colleagues to ensure that children for adoption are identified early and their needs are assessed thoroughly in order to ensure that the very best, and most timely adoption matches are made. 

To succeed, it is essential that you have: 

  • Social work qualification and HCPC registration.
  • An understanding of looked after children and court processes
  • Knowledge and experience (or transferable skills)  of adoption assessment,  the placement support needs of children and families pre and post  adoption support
  • Familiarity with multi-disciplinary and inter-agency working and advocating for children’s needs.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills.

This is a six month fixed term post (maternity cover).

Informal queries about the role can be made to either Julie-Anne Saunders, Head of Family Finding, Julie-Anne.Saunders@coramcambridgeshireadoption.org.uk or, Sarah Byatt, Managing Director, Sarah.Byatt@coramcambridgeshireadoption.org.uk

Closing Date: 9am, Friday 24th March 2017

Secondment may be considered.

Coram Cambridgeshire Adoption 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.