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CAFCASS - Family Court Advisor

CAFCASS - Family Court Advisor

Posted 24 August by Ackerman Pierce
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CAFCASS - Family Court Advisor - Shropshire

If you are an excellent social worker looking to step away from front line social work, have good assessment skills and have and interest in working flexibly then we have the next role for you!

Cafcass were awarded best social work employer in 2016 mainly due to the supportive working environment, opportunities for development and ability to work flexibly, maintaining a good work life balance.

They champion the interests of children and family court proceedings, advising the courts on each child's interests based on their needs, wishes and feelings.
In the last year, Cafcass have worked to safeguard and promote the welfare of over 145,000 of the most vulnerable children and young people, and you could be part of it.

About you:
*Qualified Social Worker with DipSW or CQSW
*Confident in working in a court setting
*HCPC registered, with 2/3 years' experience working in a statutory setting
*Experience in child protection, assessment, family support and report writing
*Available to interview within a week, with 2-3 weeks' notice max

About the role:
You will be joining a work up to first hearing team where you will be dealing with parents that have been referred by the courts, completing safeguarding checks and telephone interviews to establish any concerns about the children involved.

You will be working closely with the parents to come to a safe agreement that the court can then endorse. Your main objective will be to guide parties involved through the first stages of the court process up to the first hearing establishing things they can agree on and act in the best interests of the children at all times.

About the package:

*Opportunity to work flexibly, ideal for people with families or looking for a better work life balance
*6 months rolling contract going up to 12 months
*Pay rate of £27 - £30 per hour

To hear more about the role and apply please submit your CV online and contact Danny Evans on

Required skills

  • Social Worker

Reference: 35956380

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