Family Court Adviser (Social Worker)

Recruiter
Networx Recruitment
Location
Exeter, Devon
Salary
£36,845 - £41,085
Posted
12 Sep 2017
Expires
04 Oct 2017
Ref
NTXRC229683
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Family Court Adviser (Social Worker)
Covering Cornwall, Devon and Somerset
Salary £36,845 - £41,085

As a Social Worker you know your work changes lives. But it's not an easy job and so you want to work somewhere where you can work flexibly and safely to deliver the best outcomes. And have a healthy work/life balance.

Our client is a recent winner of the Social Work Employer of the Year award and have won multiple other accolades around flexible working too. 

They are recruiting for our teams covering Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. The offices in these counties are in Exeter and Plymouth but we also have ‘touch-down' bases in the likes of Truro and Taunton.

However, because of the trust they place in the Social Work professionals and the technology they provide - a laptop, smartphone and dedicated apps - you can work in the offices, at court, at home and, of course, with children and families. Therefore, the amount of time you may be in the office is likely to be minimal but they can tell you more about that in due course.

As a Family Court Adviser - this is what they call their Social Workers - 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 the 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.

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

Let us give you a flavour of the benefits you'll be eligible for should you join the company;

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 submit your CV.

Finally, we'd like to let you know of the timescales we are working to for this vacancy so you know when you can expect to hear from us.

Week(s) commencing / Date
•              4th October (closing date)
•              w/c 16th October (Telephone Interviews)
•              w/c 30th October (Final Interview)

Please note all dates are subject to change so if you don't hear from us, this does not automatically mean you have been unsuccessful and we will be in touch with you as quickly as we can to update you.

Our client is 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. They are also a Disability Confident Employer which further underlines the 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).