Family Court Adviser (Social Worker) - Manchester

Posted on Jan 20, 2019 by CAFCASS.

City, Manchester United Kingdom
Public Sector & Government
Immediate Start
£37.6k - £42k Annual
Full-Time

At Cafcass we know why you became a Social Worker. To make a difference. We know you want to spend time on the parts of your work that really enable that to happen. We also understand you want support to continue your professional development while having a healthy work life balance.

This understanding helped us build working practices that made us a recent winner of the Social Work Employer of the Year as well a multiple other awards around flexible working.

Our Social Workers are called Family Court Advisers. They advise the Family Court as children and families go through significant events including care proceedings, adoption and parental separation.

We are recruiting for talented, passionate individuals to join us in our team based in Manchester. If you join us you will be provided with a laptop and smartphone so you can work not only in our offices, at court, at home and, of course, with children and families. Therefore, the amount of time you may be in the office may be quite limited but we can tell you more about that in due course.

As a Family Court Adviser you'll use your social work skills and experience to understand what the child needs, wants and feels. Then you will advise the family courts on the best course of action for the child.

You'll do this by providing confident, powerful and succinct written case analysis and make recommendations to the court. You'll also attend court and be an advocate for the best interests of the child, ensuring their voice is not lost.

As you can imagine our work is demanding. So to be considered for such a privileged, responsible role of being the voice of some of the most vulnerable children in England, there are a few things we're looking for from you:

  • Social work qualified with at least 3 years post-qualified experience
  • Registered with the HCPC as a Social Worker in England
  • Experienced at working with highly vulnerable children and families
  • 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
  • Is an effective verbal and written communicator

Now we've told you about the role told we hope you're nearly ready to tell us a little about yourself by submitting your CV. Before you do, let us give you a flavour 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 is a role you would like, if so you will complete our short application process and you submit your CV.

If you haven't already visited our dedicated careers site for Social Work roles, where you will be able to watch videos that give you real insight into what working at Cafcass is like, please go to Cafcass Careers.

Reference: 619614836

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