Family Court Adviser - Exeter and Cornwall

Recruiter
CAFCASS-2
Location
Exeter
Salary
Competitive
Posted
09 Jan 2017
Expires
15 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
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 the Social Work Employer of the Year 2015 and a winner of multiple 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.

In this role 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
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 completing an application. 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
Health & Wellbeing support including Healthcare Scheme Membership
Payment of HCPC fees
Childcare Vouchers
Cycle to Work Scheme


We look forward to receiving your application and having the opportunity to find out more about you and your interest in joining Cafcass.

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