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Social Worker - Family Court Adviser

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  • Job reference: HQ00086834
    Leeds
    Up to £28.00 per hour
    Contract
    Social Worker

    Description

    Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Family Court Adviser to work full-time in Leeds. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice in children's services and be registered with the HCPC.

    The pay rate for this locum Family Court Adviser job is £28 per hour (LTD Company Equivalent) and is an initial 6-month contract.

    Requirements of the Family Court Adviser:
    - Degree or equivalent in Social Work
    - Current HCPC registration
    - Significant senior level frontline experience within Children's Services

    Responsibilities of the Family Court Adviser:
    - 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.
    - Advising the courts about how a child's life can be improved, supporting judicial case management in the process.
    - 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.
    - 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 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.

    Contact:
    This Family Court Adviser job is advertised by Giorgio Dimuccio; if you are interested in this position please click below to apply now.

    Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

    Reasonable Adjustments:
    If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity by contacting us. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.