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Could you help Diagrama Adoption offer vulnerable children the chance of a brighter future?

We believe all the children we work with deserve to have self-worth and the confidence instilled in them to reach their full potential. And we’re always interested in hearing from exceptional people who can help us to do just that.

If you think you can help deliver our high-quality services and support vulnerable children through often difficult times, we’d love to hear from you.

 

CURRENT VACANCIES

 

Home-based Adoption Social Worker - £34-£36k p.a.

Our charity is looking for highly motivated and committed Social Workers to support children, adults and families through adoption, making a real difference to their lives. If you have the passion and dedication to help us find the best adopters for these special children, we would love you to join our team. Diagrama Foundation is an ambitious and progressive charity and our adoption service is rated GOOD in all areas by Ofsted.

Our service

Diagrama Adoption was established to ensure adopters who had been working with Cabrini Children’s Society received continued support when the society ceased operation in 2014. The service has since evolved and we have been busy integrating our own principles and approach to adoption to ensure that those we work with receive the highest possible standard of care, support and preparation throughout this life-changing journey.

Our priority is to recruit and support adoptive families for children who are deemed 'harder to place'. We place the needs and safeguarding of the child at the heart of our service and seek for them to achieve in all areas of their lives.

Diagrama Adoption is part of the Diagrama Foundation which has been registered as a charity in the UK since 2009, delivering a range of services dedicated to supporting vulnerable children and adults. Our parent organisation, Fundacion Diagrama is one of the largest charities in Spain.

Our social workers:

  • Are passionate about recruiting and assessing adopters, focusing on evidencing skills to support matching of children’s needs including; diversity, abilities, love and understanding of trauma.
  • Provide dedicated support to adopters though family finding, matching, panel, introductions and placement, including an out-of-hours service
  • Participate in planned meetings and reviews where children are placed prior to formal adoption
  • Work in partnership with local authorities and other agencies to ensure child-focus and safeguarding priorities
  • Participate in exchange days, recruitment events and celebration days

Our requirements

  • HCPC Registered
  • Previous post-qualified experience in adoption and/or fostering

Why join?

Diagrama Adoption offers comprehensive supervision and support to our social workers; we are child-focused and reflective practice is built into our team, where creativity and innovative thinking are welcomed. We are well supported by our dedicated administration team. This is a great opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to make a real difference to the lives of the children and young people we work with. Part time and job share will be considered for the right candidates.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package which includes healthcare, company pension scheme and graduated sick pay scheme, together with reimbursement of authorised business expenses, such as mileage.  As a home-based social worker, you will be provided with appropriate equipment, such as phone and laptop to facilitate your work.

Interested? Email your CV to hr@diagrama.org

To learn more about the role please contact Catherine Moore on 0208 668 2181 for a confidential chat. Closing date for receipt of CVs is 30th November 2018. Interviews will be held at Diagrama Foundation head office in Rochester, Kent. Once in post, meetings are held in Croydon, London.

Independent Form F/PAR assessors

Home-based role, covering London and South East. Competitive rates paid.

Diagrama’s Adoption and Fostering services are looking for highly skilled independent social workers to undertake Form F and/or PAR Assessments. Our adoption and fostering service covers London and the South East areas and we are currently recruiting within this area. We are looking to have a ‘bank’ of suitably skilled and experienced independent social work assessors from across the south east area from which we can draw from. Independent social workers will report to the manager of the service and undertake assessments in line with the updated Coram/BAAF Competency Framework. Fees are competitive.

If you have the skills we are looking for please contact us by emailing hr@diagrama.org today.

Foster carers

Home-based role, £400 pw allowance, plus paid respite cover and special occasion payments. Short term, long-term and respite opportunities available.

Our sister agency Diagrama Fostering is looking for new and experienced dedicated carers to help transform the lives of vulnerable children and young people by providing a safe and secure environment for them and caring for their daily needs.

Volunteer opportunities

Diagrama Foundation welcomes enquiries from volunteers and has a number of opportunities available in our services throughout the South East. For an informal discussion call 01634 545000 or email diagrama@diagramafoundation.org.uk