CAFCASS – Family Court Advisor

Area(s)

Location

Europe > England > Yorkshire and the Humber > West Yorkshire

Type

Contract, Contract

Salary

£29.00 - £33.00 per hour

Reference

TJ-N-CAF

Date Posted

November 10, 2021

Start Date

18-09-2020

Applications Close

December 10, 2021

Job Description

Medicare First are looking for an experienced Family Court Advisor to work with the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Services in Leeds.

Your role will be 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.

Skills to be demonstrated:

  • A high standard of assessment and case analysis
  • Ability to produce written work to a high standard
  • Communicates effectively and demonstrates empathy with children & families within the family justice system
  • Effective communication and joint working with a range of professionals and agencies.
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Confident decision making to work in high conflict situations
  • Ability to achieve safe outcomes in areas of conflict

All of our candidates will need:

  • Degree in Social Work with 2 years post qualifying experience
  • Full Social Work England registration
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Eligibility to work in the UK

Who are Medicare First?

Medicare First are a nationwide social care recruitment provider specialising in finding qualified social work professionals for temporary and permanent work across the UKs local authorities. We work to provide a fair and ethical service to the workers we represent; it is central to our business ethos. The well-being of vulnerable adults and children and younger people can only be properly supported when our teams deliver on their commitment to our worker community.

We are always interested in hearing from CAMHS Practitioners, Independent Reviewing Officers, Senior Social Workers, Service Managers, Team Managers, Adult’s Qualified Social Workers and Children’s Qualified Social Workers.

What Medicare First can offer you:

  • Medicare First is a first tier recruitment provider to local authorities so you will have access to opportunities before they reach many other agencies
  • Opportunity as a Medicare First worker to access continued lines of work
  • Excellent rates of pay (Umbrella companies, Limited Company and PAYE welcomed)
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge, who will manage your registrations through to clearance
  • Regular meetings and visits with your consultant
  • Quick and Easy Registration Process
  • Generous bonuses if you refer a friend for locum or permanent social work opportunities

Interested in applying?

If you are passionate about delivering a high standard of social care and would like to work in a supportive forward-thinking environment, we would like to hear from you! Apply online with your CV today or give Taylor a call on 07936345521.

Not the role for you? Give us a call to discuss our other roles in the area, or to refer a friend you think may be interested.

Medicare First is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, age, race, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity or disability.

*Terms and conditions apply.

This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Medicare First operate in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently UK residents and eligible to work in the UK. Whilst we will endeavour to contact you following your response, due to the high volume of applications we regret that this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification from us within 30 days please take your application as not being successful this time but we will keep your details on file for future opportunities.