Two dedicated Court Teams sit within the Trust's Care Management Service, which is led by the Head of Service. Our Care Management Service has a further 10 teams working with children in need of help and protection and a specialist children with disabilities team. Each team is managed by a Team Manager and 3 Service Managers support and oversee the day to day operational demands. One Service Manager has direct oversight of both Court Teams and is continually developing this specialised and highly skilled court service. We are passionate about relational social work and believe the key to achieving sustained positive change for families lies in the relationships we form with children, families, each other and our partners. Alongside this, we promote a strength based approach to the work undertaken and continually strive to improve and develop practice across the service
The right candidate will able to:
Work in an organised and planned way to ensure timescales set by the Trust and the Court are consistently met;
Produce reports for Court, write court statements, care plans and assessments in a succinct manner, demonstrating highly attuned skills in gathering, assessing and analysing key information leading to evidenced-based recommendations for children;
Represent the Trust in giving evidence in Court;
Work in a collaborative way with partners, both within the Trust and externally;
Keep children at the heart of everything they do.
You must be Social Work qualified with a good level of experience in working in a children and families setting and have managed a complex case load;
Experience of Court Work;
A sound knowledge of legislation and guidance;
Ability to analyse information and make informed decisions;
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