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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.

Current Vacancies:


Job Title:                 Adoption Social Worker  

Salary:                     £31,346 and £34,728 depending on experience

Hours:                     30 Hours per week (4 days)

Contract:                Minimum 12 month Contract (Maternity Cover)

Closing date:        Wednesday 2nd June 2021 

Shortlist date:      Monday 7th June 2021

Interview date:     Monday 14th June 2021


To apply, please download the Job Advert, Job description, Person Specification, and complete the Application Form form

If you wish to discuss the role further please contact Steve Williamson and request a call back from Andrea Viner, Charlie Delahunty or Emma Simpson.



Job Title: Associate Therapists

(Particularly looking for Theraplay trained therapist. Also those with DDP, NVR or other relevant qualifications and experience)

Do you want to work with an OUTSTANDING Adoption Agency? Ofsted have graded us as Outstanding 4 inspections in a row, evidence of the high standards and quality that we work towards.

CCS Adoption & The Centre for Adoption Support & Education   is a voluntary, independent and Ofsted ‘Outstanding’  registered adoption  agency in the South West region, offering a comprehensive and holistic Adoption  service  for people in Bristol, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Bath, Somerset and surrounding areas.

The Centre offers a range of core Adoption support services, including a specialist multidisciplinary Therapy Team providing clinical assessments and specialist therapeutic support services tailored to meet the ongoing needs of adoptive children and their families.

Our therapeutic model is based on theory, research and practice models within the complex trauma and attachment perspective.  We integrate particular models including Theraplay® and Dan Hughes’ Dyadic Development Psychotherapy (DDP). Throughout every aspect of our work, we will place the child at the centre of our thinking and therapeutic model.  We aim to build and retain close and trusting relationships with parents and their network to achieve successful long-term therapeutic outcomes.

The young people we work with have often experienced significant early trauma, including neglect, exposure to domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, physical and sexual abuse.  We work with adoptive families from all backgrounds, cultures and faiths.  The majority of our work is funded through the Adoption Support Fund and Local Authority arrangements, although we can also accept private independent referrals.  Any adopted child or young person can access our service as long as they are 21 or under. 

We are looking for associate therapist to  work individual therapy cases. Therapy will take place at our office in Bristol or at a location that you arrange. Pay is on an hourly rate depending on experience and competitive travel expenses are also paid. Caseloads are flexible and can be arranged to fit around other commitments.

CCS Adoption is an independent, professional, registered adoption agency. Ofsted report can be read here:

To apply please initially send us an up to date CV and covering letter to:

Previous unsuccessful applicants to this job vacancy need not apply.  

If you have any further questions please email or telephone Steven Williamson (Head of HR, Facilities & Administration) on 0117 935 0005

Interview date:  to be arranged individually

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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