SW Locums are looking for a highly experienced, Qualified Social Worker to meet the requirements of our client. In this role you will be supporting part of our team that is based in Stevenage, with a request to assist surrounding areas including Bletchley and Bedfordshire, although the technology and support infrastructure they provide, combined with the trust they place in you as a professional, allows you to work flexibly in court, at home and, of course, with children and families.
The role will be working within CAFCASS. At Cafcass they know why you became a Social Worker. To make a difference.
They know you want to spend time on the parts of your work that really enable that to happen. They also understand you want support to continue your professional development while having a healthy work life balance.
As you can imagine the work is demanding. So to be considered for such a privileged, responsible role of being the voice of some of the most vulnerable children in England, there are a few things We are looking for from you:
- Qualified Social Worker with at least 3 years experience
- Registered with the HCPC as a Social Worker in England
- Experienced at working with highly vulnerable children and families
- An expert in safeguarding, child engagement, inter-agency working, case analysis, planning and recording
Cafcass vision is to provide the best service possible. Which is why, when OFSTED inspected, they rated them as “outstanding” and they have won prestigious awards such as Social Work Employer of the Year and multiple other accolades around flexible working and health and wellbeing too.
Our Clients Social Workers are called Family Court Advisers. They advise the Family Court as children and families go through significant events including care proceedings, adoption and parental separation.
Should you join us, you’ll use your social work skills and experience to understand what the child needs, wants and feels. Then you will advise the Family Courts on the best course of action for the child. You’ll do this by providing confident, powerful and succinct written case analysis and make recommendations to the court. You’ll also attend court and be an advocate for the best interests of the child, ensuring their voice is not lost.
We also think for you to succeed and truly make a difference you should be someone who;
- Is resilient and organised
- Can work proportionately
- Has strong, intuitive IT skills
- Is an effective verbal and written communicator
We would also like to draw your attention that this role has been identified as suiting someone who has a full driving licence. This is because of the nature of the work undertaken, the geographical area involved, and that public transport is not considered a viable alternative.