Family Court Adviser | Early Intervention Team | CAFCASS

Eden Brown Synergy
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
CAFCASS are currently looking for a Qualified Social Worker to join them as a Family Court Adviser in their Early Intervention Team in the East / South East. The role can be based in either Norwich, Chelmsford or Stevenage.
The Early Intervention Team is the front door to CAFCASS services for children and their family. The role of a social worker in this team is to robustly apply safeguarding knowledge to ensure that CAFCASS only intervenes in the lives of those children who needs a service, thus respecting each child's rights to family life and privacy. The service is fast paced, energetic, drawing on Child Protection expertise, analytical risk assessment, identifying key issues for the court and making safe recommendations in the best interests of the child. As an EIT Family Court Adviser, you will attend initial hearings with Court Hearings to ensure that children remain central to all decision making. You will predominantly achieve this by conducting effective telephone interviews with applicants and respondents and assessing information received from other agencies.
Requirements for the role:
1. Expert knowledge and application of safeguarding procedure and policy
2. Knowledge of Child Arrangements Programme.
3. Knowledge of CAFCASS as an organisation.
4. Excellent telephone communication skills.
5. Excellent written communication skills.
6. Ability to work flexibly, proportionately, under high pressure and to a timescale.

This position will suit children's Social Workers who have experience of working in fast paced front door teams such as MASH, Duty and Assessment / Referral and Assessment.

Don't forget...Eden Brown Synergy offers a £200 referral bonus for Social Workers. If this role isn't for you but you know someone suitable, ask them to get in touch. £200 could be on it's way to you!

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