Family Court Adviser (Social Worker) - Exeter

Posted on Dec 12, 2018 by CAFCASS.

Exeter, Devon United Kingdom
Public Sector & Government
Immediate Start
£37.2k - £41.5k Annual
Full-Time

Do you want to change lives and join a journey towards outstanding with an award-winning Social Work Employer? If so, read on.

At Cafcass we enable our staff to work truly flexibly. So they can focus on delivering outstanding outcomes for children, while maintaining their own work life balance. And our achievement in ensuring this has been recognised through our recent OFSTED inspection which resulted in an "outstanding" rating. We are also a recent winner of the Social Work Employer of the Year award and multiple other accolades around flexible working and healthy and wellbeing too

As a Family Court Adviser - which is what we call our Social Workers - you will work directly with vulnerable children and families to advise the Family Courts on the best course of action for the child or young person. You will achieve this by providing case analysis and recommendations to the court. You'll also attend court and be an advocate for the best interests of the child, ensuring their voice is heard. We provide laptops and smartphones so you can work in our offices, at court, at home and, of course, with children and families. Our systems in addition to regular supervision from experienced managers ensures you can deliver your best and develop professionally.

In this role you will be part of the EIT (Early Intervention Team) working across Barnstaple courts as part of the team based in Exeter but as we've explained, the equipment we provide and the trust we place in you as a professional means you will be able to work in the office, at court, from home, and, of course, with children and families.

As you can imagine our work is demanding. So to be considered for such a privileged, responsible role there are a few things we're looking for from you:

  • Qualified Social Worker with 3+ years experience,
  • Registered with the HCPC as a Social Worker in England,
  • Experienced at working with highly vulnerable children and families, and
  • An expert in safeguarding, child engagement, inter-agency working, case analysis, planning and recording.

We also think you for you to succeed and truly make a difference you should be someone who;

  • Is resilient and organised,
  • Can work proportionately,
  • Has strong, intuitive IT skills, and
  • Is an effective verbal and written communicator.

Now we've told you about this role working in we hope you're ready to complete our short application process, including providing us with your current CV. Before you do, let us outline some of the benefits you'll be eligible for should you join us;

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Membership of a Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Potential to bring your continuous service with you providing enhanced benefits
  • Health & Wellbeing support including Healthcare Scheme Membership
  • Payment of HCPC fees
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

We hope you've decided this role is one you would like to be considered for, if so please complete our short application process to let us know of your interest in this role. We'd also like to let you know of the timescales we aiming to work to for this recruitment campaign. This will also help you know when you can expect to hear from us by.

Last date for applications: 03/01/2019

Telephone interviews: 10/01/2019

Final interview / assessment: (w/c) 21/01/2019

These dates are potentially subject to change but rest assured we will be in touch as quickly as we can.

If you want to find out a bit more about us why should consider joining us visit our website via the button below.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. We are also a Disability Confident Employer which further underlines our commitment to employ, train, retain and develop the careers of colleagues with disabilities.

Please be advised successful applicants will be subject to a range of pre-employment checks, including a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). In accordance with the DBS code of practice and our own policy, should an individual have a declared criminal offence an individual assessment will be completed. Further information on what the assessment covers can be found by viewing the Cafcass DBS policy .

Reference: 597344263

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