CAFCASS - Family Court Adviser - Plymouth

38000.00 - 42600.00 GBP Annual + Pension, Vouchers, Discounts etc
22 Feb 2021
22 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Caritas is working exclusively with Cafcass to support them with the recruitment of a Family Court Adviser for their office based in Plymouth.

Cafcass offers competitive salaries paying up to GBP42,607 per annum as well as a range of other benefits, including a truly flexible working pattern which collectively makes for a market-leading package.

FCA Responsibilities & Duties in line with Cafcass service standards:

To provide high quality early safeguarding and child protection advice, assessments and analysis to the Court on the needs and best interests of children subject to or involved in Family Proceedings.
To ensure that the well-being and safety of the child is paramount throughout Cafcass' involvement in the case.
To ensure that all incidents or risks of significant harm to the child are dealt with in accordance with the relevant Local Safeguarding Children's Board (LSCB) procedures and Cafcass policies and procedures.
To directly work with, or on behalf of children & families to achieve safe and positive outcomes for children, referring to other services where this will produce benefit.

As the largest employer of Social Workers in England, Cafcass understands the challenges and rewards of being a Social Worker and fully supports its staff to work flexibly, proportionally and safely to achieve the best outcomes for children and families, whilst providing a healthy work life balance.

Cafcass leads the way when it comes to professional development, flexible working, use of technology and health and wellbeing support. And these are just some of the factors that contributed to Ofsted giving Cafcass an 'outstanding' rating at their last inspection in 2018.

As you would expect there are a few key things Cafcass need from you:

You need to be a Qualified Social Worker with 3+ years' experience
You need to be an expert in safeguarding
You need to have Section 7 (Private Law) knowledge; experience is desirable but not essential
You need to have Public Law knowledge; experience is desirable but not essential

Cafcass' work is demanding so for you to succeed and truly make a difference you should be someone who;

Is resilient and organised and can work proportionately
Can work autonomously
Has strong intuitive IT skills
Is an effective verbal and written communicator

If you would like more information, or an informal chat, about these roles, please get in touch with Oscar Ness-Ambridge on (phone number removed) or call: (phone number removed) and we'll be happy to discuss the opportunities further.

Additionally, if you know of someone who would be interested, please ask them to get in touch. We offer a fantastic GBP300 referral bonus scheme for each friend/colleague you refer. GBP300 could be heading its way to you very soon!

Best wishes,


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