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Case Progression Officer/ Parenting Assessor
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Salary Details: Spinal point 41-44 - £45,585 - £48,492 per annum
Job Term: Internal secondment/ external fixed term opportunity to cover maternity leave
Appointment Type: Full-time 
Hours: 36 
Location: Kingston 
Directorate: Specialist Children's Service
Service: Safeguarding

We are looking for an individual to cover maternity leave for our Case Progression Officer within Achieving for Children. 

Come and join our award winning services. We support over 124,000 children, young people and their families through our social care, health, education, early help, safeguarding and business services. By recognising and championing strengths we can make a real difference. It’s a genuine team effort. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help make a brighter future.To find out more about this role click here.

About the Role   
As Case Progression Officer and Parenting Assessor for Achieving for Children, you will be instrumental in working to reduce delay in the decision making of the child in family proceedings.

You will achieve this by working together with the judiciary, the court services, Cafcass and other key partners.
Your aim as Case Progression Officer and Parenting Assessor is to improve the quality of Local Authority evidence presented to the court. You will devise systems and strategies to reduce the delay caused by additional assessments by tracking cases and creating a learning environment that will enable social workers to improve practice.

The requirements of the post are:
  • To monitor and Track Cases currently in Court (also will monitor pre-proceedings work)
  • Ensure an overarching quality assurance function is in place
  • Enable staff to meet the requirements of the new PLO through coaching, mentoring and support 
  • Share regular feedback performance data with senior management
  • To attend external meetings with partner agencies 
  • To promote a “project management” approach to Court cases 
  • To set up a strategy that can identify immediate risk and can deploy urgent and intensive family support to cases  
About you
As the successful candidate, you will be able:
  • To manage priorities and deadlines across the two boroughs 
  • Be competent in the use of information technology. 
  • To have clear thinking, decisive, informed and able to manage conflicting demands. 
  • To have a flexible and innovative approach to work will be required and you will be able to contribute to the development of practice, procedure, policy and services. 
This is a fantastic role a lively and supportive team.

In return, we will offer you high-quality support and development opportunities. Our learning and development offer was highlighted as a key strength by the judging panel when they named us Social Work Employer of the Year in 2016.

How to find out more

To find out more about this role click here.

To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Nikki Coppin, for an informal discussion. 

Alternatively, you can attend one of our Recruitment Drop-Ins to 'Meet the Employer', which we hold every last Thursday or Friday of each month.  For more information on these Recruitment Drop-Ins please click here.

We are a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), with a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country.
Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. However, should you not declare an offence that is subsequently revealed, e.g. through the DBS check, then this may place your appointment in jeopardy.

Closing Date: 13th October 2019
Interview Date: 18th October 2019
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