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Senior Practitioner - Family Finding job

CoramCoffeyville, KS
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Job Description

Contract: Permanent, full time (1 vacancy for each location) 

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 service delivered by 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

These roles will each involve providing a child-centred, comprehensive adoption service to prospective adopters, adopters and children and young people, whilst providing a localised high quality and effective family finding service to children with a care plan for adoption. The successful candidates will also support the day to day management of the family finding process in partnership with relevant children's social work teams in each location.

The successful candidates will have:

  • Experience of preparing applicants for adoption and/or of working with looked after children and placing them for adoption.
  • Knowledge of early permanence (Fostering for Adoption and/or concurrent planning).
  • Knowledge of placement and adoption support for families and children.
  • Knowledge of multi-disciplinary and interagency working, and advocating for children’s needs within the education and with community mental health services for children and young people.
  • Knowledge of childcare legislation and statutory guidance including national adoption standards.
  • Qualifications

  • A professional qualification in social work, and registration with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and/or Social Work England.
  • To apply for this role, please click on the 'apply now' button 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.

    To arrange an informal discussion – please contact Sue Lowndes Managing Director Adoption & Permanent Family Services, Coram

    Ambitious for Adoption RAA - sue.lowndes@coram.org.uk

    Closing date: 9am, Wednesday 9th October 2019

    Interview date: To be confirmed

    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.

    TASKS

    • Analyze and interpret patients' histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses.
    • Diagnose or treat acute health care problems, such as illnesses, infections, or injuries.
    • Recommend diagnostic or therapeutic interventions with attention to safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence, and efficacy.
    • Prescribe medications based on efficacy, safety, and cost as legally authorized.

    SKILLS

    • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
    • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
    • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
    • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.

    KNOWLEDGE

    • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
    • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
    • Computers and ElectronicsKnowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
    • MathematicsKnowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
    Adoption Assistance
    Health Insurance

    Coram

    Type

    Other Organization

    Size

    Small

    Location

    Multiple locations

    Industry

    Retail

    Founded

    1995

    CEO

    Larry Merlo

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