Family Court Adviser (Social Worker) - Birmingham & Black Country
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. 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.
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.
In this role you will be part of the team working across Birmingham and Black Country as part of the team based in our Birmingham office 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 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 and 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:
Sunday 08 October 2017
10th to 20th October
Final interview / assessment:
(w/c) 30/10/17 and/or 6/11/17
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 or to view all of our current vacancies, go to Current Cafcass Vacancies.
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.
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