Cafcass

  • Blackburn
This vacancy is currently only open to individuals already working at Cafcass. If you apply, your application will only be reviewed by our Hiring Managers if the role is not filled internally and AFTER it has been opened to external applicants to apply. Instead, we recommend you revisit this site after the initial expiry date has passed to see if the vacancy is open to external applicants.



At Cafcass we know why you work in Social Work. To make a difference. To change lives. So you aim to be outstanding in all you do.



We share your ambition and champion the interests of children in family court proceedings, advising the courts on each child’s interests based on their needs, wishes and feelings. In the last year we worked to safeguard and promote the welfare of over 125,000 of the most vulnerable children in our society, at a time of upheaval and uncertainty in their lives.



This opportunity to join us as a Practice Supervisor, supporting the Service Manager to supervise a team of Family Court Advisers covering Blackburn - and with a team base in Blackburn - is an essential one in maintaining and continually improving our service standards. You will be based within our EIT team.



The key areas of responsibility for a Practice Supervisor are:




Ensure high-quality safeguarding and child protection measures are followed, keeping the well-being and safety of the child paramount at all times. You will achieve this by working directly with children & families to achieve safe and positive outcomes.
Produce high quality work with a rapid throughput, assist with allocating cases and provide reflective supervision, informal coaching/mentoring and effective performance management to ensure high, consistent standards are achieved.
Carry out advanced social work level case analysis, advising and assisting the Court to achieve timely conclusions and the best possible outcome. You will also administer orders made by the Family Court and ensure a clear child-focused plan of work in each case is provided. You will also instruct legal representation as required, and work in partnership with relevant agencies




Is this a role that interests you? If so, let us tell you a little more about some of the essential, minimum requirements we have for this role:




Qualified Social Worker
4+ year’s post qualifying experience in social work with children and families at risk
Registered with the HCPC as a Social Worker in England




We also think you 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
Has experience of training, coaching and supporting to improve individual practice
Can motivate and lead others to achieve realistic goals and monitor progress towards




Now we've told you about the role we hope you're ready to complete our short application process, including providing us with your current CV. Before you do, let us outline some of the benefits you'll be eligible for should you join us;




Competitive salary
Generous holiday entitlement
Membership of a Local Government Pension Scheme
Potential to bring your continuous service with you providing enhanced benefits
Health & Wellbeing support including Healthcare Scheme Membership
Payment of HCPC fees
Childcare Vouchers
Cycle to Work Scheme






If you want to find out a bit more about us why should consider joining us visit www.cafcass.gov.uk/cafcass-careers or to view all opportunities we are currently recruiting for, go to Current Vacancies.





We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. We are also a Disability Confident Employer which further underlines our commitment to employ, train, retain and develop the careers of colleagues with disabilities.

Please be advised successful applicants will be subject to a range of pre-employment checks, including a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). In accordance with the DBS code of practice and our own policy, should an individual have a declared criminal offence an individual assessment will be completed. Further information on what the assessment covers can be found by viewing the Cafcass DBS policy.



This vacancy is currently only open to individuals already working at Cafcass. If you apply, your application will only be reviewed by our Hiring Managers if the role is not filled internally and AFTER it has been opened to external applicants to apply. Instead, we recommend you revisit this site after the initial expiry date has passed to see if the vacancy is open to external applicants.