Agency Family Court Adviser
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
To provide advanced social work-level services to children, families and courts by assessing and analysing court applications for any child protection and serious welfare issues affecting a child or young person. Also to influence those with parental responsibility to be more child-focused when needed and to advise the courts about how a child's life can be improved, supporting judicial case management in the process.
To achieve this you will need to keep the child at the centre of your work through high quality direct work with children and their families. You will also need to be a skilled negotiator, working persuasively with family members and professionals on behalf of children. You will need to keep the child's timescale in the context of the child's journey through childhood and, where applicable, the care system, at the centre of everything you do and you must be prepared to advocate in the best interests of the child, ensuring their voice is not lost in the court arena. You will be required to be a resilient, reflective and accountable practitioner, possessing good IT and organisational skills, so that you can maintain a high throughput of outstanding casework.
Key Working Relationships: Cafcass Staff, Judiciary and Court Services, Solicitors, Local Authorities and other related professional and partnership agencies.
This role offers flexible working. Social Work staff receive a laptop or tablet device and a smart phone. This allows a flexible approach to work. Staff can work from an office, court, or home.
Please send your CV's to Charlotte Newton - [... Click Apply...]
- £ 26 - 29 Per hour
- Full time
- Job Level
- Qualified (non-manager)
Posted 10 Nov 2016
Closes 8 Dec 2016
This job was posted to: Social worker