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Centre for Adoption Support Occupational Therapist

Early application is encouraged as we review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.


Adoption Matters is a registered children’s charity and an independent adoption agency approved by Ofsted. We are a not for profit organisation who work across local authority boundaries to provide a consistent high quality support for adopters and adopted children. We are the ONLY adoption agency in the North of England to have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for the Four consecutive inspections


Job Summary:


Role: Adoption Support Occupational Therapist Part Time (30 hours per week)


Salary: Up to NJC Scale 35 £37,849 (FTE)

The Centre for Adoption Support offers a wide range of support and training services for adoption and permanency. The successful candidate will carry out work as required in assisting the Centre for Adoption Support in its delivery of multi professional adoption support services.




• To effectively manage a complex and diverse caseload with support and advice from a manager, using evidence-based / child-centred principles: including prioritisation assessment.

• To contribute specialist advice.

• To contribute to the training and education of other staff, to ensure a quality service is delivered.

• To contribute to a high-quality service, by working within national, local and professional standards and to act as a source of expertise and advice for other professionals.

• To be a member of a multi professional team expanding its philosophy and its commitment in the field of adoption and permanency and to share in the agency’s development plans.

• To comply with the agency’s statutory obligations, including adoption and safeguarding of children and adults.

• At all times when carrying out principal responsibilities to maintain financial and budgetary awareness and ensure that operation management approval is obtained for any expenditure outside own delegated maximum.


The successful candidate will hold a degree/postgraduate diploma or equivalent in Occupational Therapy.


HCPC registered as an Occupational Therapist.


Have experience of children’s social care work.


An Enhanced DBS check will be required.


Adoption Matters are members of the Local Government Pension Scheme.


24 days Holiday (Plus a Long Service Holiday Award after 5 Years).


We offer an Employee Assistance Programme, 24/7 Wellbeing Support.


Early application is encouraged as we review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.


TO APPLY: Please review the below job description, person specification and submit your application form via email to:





Closing date: Monday 20th July 2020 at 9:00 AM


Interview date: 24th July 2020


Adoption Matters is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people therefore please note our recruitment procedure includes DBS checks and other relevant employment checks, including the right to work in the UK.




Post: FAO HR Department, Adoption Matters, 14 Liverpool Road, Chester, CH2 1AE.


If you require any more information please contact our HR team on Tel: 01244 390 938