Court Social Worker (Private law) - Plymouth

Recruiter
CAFCASS-2
Location
Exeter
Salary
Competitive
Posted
14 Apr 2017
Expires
22 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
As a Social Worker you know your work changes lives. So you aim to be outstanding in all you do because everyone you support needs and deserves your support. But it's not an easy job and so you want to work somewhere where systems and support enable you to work flexibly, efficiently and safely to deliver the best outcomes.

At Cafcass we share your ambition and we have a strong focus on ensuring consistently good and outstanding practice in our social work. We know our staff can't achieve this without being able to work flexibly, having regular supervision and ongoing professional development opportunities.

Maybe that's why we are a recent winner of the Social Work Employer of the Year award and have won multiple other accolades around flexible working too.

If you join us as a Family Court Advisor - which is what we call our Social Workers - you'll be supporting some of the most vulnerable children in England through significant events including care proceedings, adoption and parental separation.

In this role, which primarily covers Plymouth and is part of the wider team responsible for the South West area, you will be their voice in the Family Court ensuring the right outcome for each child. You will work with child and their family to understand what the child needs, wants and feels and then give advice to the Family Courts on the best course of action.

You'll write confidently, providing powerful and succinct 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 in the court arena.

As you would expect, there are a few key things we need you to be:


Social Work qualified
HCPC registered
Experienced at working with highly vulnerable children and families
Expert in safeguarding, child engagement, inter-agency working, case analysis, planning and recording.


Our work is demanding so 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


If you join us, you'll be part of an organisation that provides the tools and support to enable you to be the best Social Worker you can. We will also support you to have an effective work life balance.

Now we've told you about the role 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


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