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.
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.
Opportunities to work at CCS
Adoption Social Worker
Accountable to: Head of Adoption
Salary: £32,533 – £34,156 (SP 27-29) or Senior £35,061- £36,043 (SP 30-31)
Hours: Full Time (37)
Contract: 12 months maternity cover
Location: CCS Office Bristol in accordance with the CCS hybrid working policy with travel across the UK as required to complete the tasks of this role.
Primary Purpose: The post holder will be part of a team that aims to provide creative and forward-thinking adoption services and will be expected to undertake a range of work within the area of family placement.
An exciting opportunity for an Adoption Social Worker to join our Social Work service. The post is based in our Bristol office (including working at-home opportunities through our Hybrid Working Policy) covering Wiltshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, Bath, Bristol, Swindon and South Wales.
The post holder will ideally be 3 years qualified Social Worker, preferably with adoption experience, who will be undertaking adoption assessment and making and supporting placements as well as contributing to all aspects of the Agency’s adoption service. This will include recruitment activities, family finding, Post-adoption Support, and assisting with training.
Opportunity for creativity and innovative practice is encouraged and welcomed.
The successful applicant may be offered the position as an Adoption Social Worker or Senior Adoption Social Worker depending on their skills and experience.
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.
To apply: please download the Job Description, Person Specification and complete the Application Form. Please return your completed application form along with your CV to firstname.lastname@example.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, Charlie Delahunty or Emma Simpson.
Interviews may be offered as applications are received.
Closing date: 5 pm 24th May
Shortlist date: 25th May
Interview date: 5th June
Independent Social Worker
Salary: Competitive Rates
Accountable To: Head of Adoption
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, Nort 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 and return your completed application form along with your CV to email@example.com or by post to the address on our “Contact Us” page.
If you wish to discuss the role further please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and request a call back from Charlie Delahunty (Head of Adoption).
Job Title: Trustee (volunteer, unpaid role, reasonable expenses paid)
Based in: Bristol
We have opportunities for new trustees to join CCS to support our work and help us drive our ambitions forward. Do you want to make a positive difference in the lives of children by helping them to find their forever families? Do you want to ensure there is ongoing, specialist support for children and families for as long as they need it? If so, this fantastic opportunity could be for you.
We are looking to recruit 2 trustees with a commitment to CCS and its mission, and a willingness to put time and energy into the trustee role. We are particularly interested in people who have experience in the following:
- A professional experienced in the field of Permanence (Adoption, fostering or kinship)
- A health professional, preferably a paediatrician or significant experience with children/young people
- A professional in the field of therapeutic interventions
- Fundraising and income generation
Whether you are an experienced Trustee or want to take the first step at the Board level, if you share our ethos, we’d like to hear from you.
CCS values itself on 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. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and continue to celebrate the diverse community that different individuals create.
To apply, please download the Trustee Recruitment Pack, Role Description and Application Form and return your completed application form along with your CV to email@example.com.
Closing date: 12 noon Monday 5th June 2023
Interview date: 14 June 2023
No applications through agencies, please.
For an informal chat about the role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch.
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 cover letter to Stacey Thompson at email@example.com.
Equal Opportunities and DBS Checks
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.
Want to find out more about adoption, the children and us? Then book yourself a place at one of our information events, hear from adopters and talk with our team.Read More