Job Title: Care Planning and Permanence Consultant
Hours: 35 hours per week (part-time possible on negotiation)
Salary: £45,000 per annum
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.
With a 40-year history, CoramBAAF is the leading professional membership body in the UK for family placement practice. It is dedicated to improving the outcomes of children and young people in care in England and with strong links to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.The focus is on providing a wide range of services to its members. CoramBAAF is accountable to its own board of directors and operates to support and represent members, champion best practice and provide high quality policy and practice guidance, advice, training and resources.
The Policy, Research and Development Team
As a professional membership organisation CoramBAAF is responsible for delivering high quality research-based policy advice and briefing updates to its members and other relevant stakeholders, including central and local government. Core to the team’s role are the contribution to membership services and products, including publications, conferences, briefings, practice notes and forms. The team also convenes a number of advisory committees and special interest groups that support and feed into these primary functions.
About the Role
- •To provide leadership and direction in respect of CoramBAAF’s work focusing on the role of children and families social work in relation to family placement (including kinship care).
- •To develop policy and good practice in care planning and permanence in accordance with member needs and recognised good practice.
- •To have responsibility for specific initiatives to support the work of member agencies in these areas.
- •To attend or chair agreed practice forums, special interest groups and advisory committees and to act as link consultant to the Black and Minority Ethnic Perspectives Advisory Committee (BMEPAC).
To apply for this role, please click on the 'apply now' button below to complete the application.
Closing Date: 9am, Wednesday 3rd March 2021
Interview Date: To be confirmed
CoramBAAF is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applicants from Asian, African, Caribbean and other minority ethnic backgrounds to join our teams. Whilst we have a diverse team we recognise we are a predominantly white workforce and are genuinely committed to encouraging candidates from diverse communities in order to improve the services to the children and families we help.
We are committed to the safeguarding of children and where appropriate will require the successful applicant to undertake a check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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