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CCS values itself as being an inclusive employer, committed to developing a diverse workforce and looking for people who can demonstrate dedication to our cause and core organisational values.

CCS is an equal opportunities employer and is keen to receive applications from individuals representing all demographics of society and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from BAME & LGBTQIA+ communities.

You can find the full CCS Equal Opportunities policy here.

The CCS Recruitment privacy policy can be found here.

We provide a range of generous staff benefits:

25 annual leave days (On a Full-Time basis), statutory bank holidays plus additional 2 days over Easter, an additional day in May and the office is closed between Christmas and New Year. As an employer we take the Well- being of our staff seriously, we also provide access to the Cycle to Work, Eye care schemes and an Employee Assistance Programme.

Current Vacancies:

Independent Social Workers

We are currently looking for independent social workers who are able to work with families who live in Bristol or up to an hour from Bristol. This may include Bristol, Bath, North Somerset, Wiltshire, South Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire.

Work may include: Adoption assessments (stage 1 + 2 or just stage 2), family finding, making and supporting placements or Intermediary Work with adult adoptees/relatives.

You will need to be Social Work England registered and have at least three years post qualifying experience, preferably in adoption or fostering.

Please complete the Independent Social Worker Application Form which you can find here: ISW 2022-application-form.

Please return your completed application form along with your CV to stacey.thompson@ccsadoption.org or by post to the address on our Contact Us page.

If you wish to discuss the role further please contact Stacey Thompson and request a call back from Andrea Viner (Social Work Practice Manager) or Charlie Delahunty (Social Work Practice Manager).

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Associate Therapists

We are currently interested in hearing from clinicians with training in Theraplay® and experience working with adopted children and families, and trauma, in an attachment-based setting. In addition to Theraplay®, we also continue to be interested in hearing from clinicians with knowledge of DDP, NVR, Life Journey work, Filial Play Therapy, EMDR, VIG, and/ or other creative therapies.

Just some of the benefits of being an associate with our team:

  • Finance provision: we arrange ASF applications, negotiate contracts and send out invoices so you don’t have to.
  • Guaranteed fast payment of your invoices
  • A source of ready-to-go referrals
  • Free use of our therapy and consulting rooms at our office
  • Invitation to our CPD days and training events
  • Invitation to team Clinical Discussions (every 6 wks)
  • Invitation to CCS-specific Safeguarding training (every 3yrs)
  • Bi-monthly check-in with Team Lead
  • Initial administration assistance to support with an understanding of reporting systems (CHARMS)
  • Proofreading of reports
  • Pay is on an hourly rate and competitive travel expenses are also paid

If you are interested, please send your CV and a covering letter to Stacey Thompson at stacey.thompson@ccsadoption.org.

Equal Opportunities and DBS Checks

The centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

We require all successful applicants to undertake a satisfactory enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) with barred lists check and all offers are subject to satisfactory checks and references.

The Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults therefore please note our recruitment procedure includes DBS checks.

No agencies, please

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