Court Progression Manager

Company:  CV-Library
Location: Slough
Closing Date: 17/08/2024
Salary: £42 Per Hour
Hours: Full Time
Type: Permanent
Job Requirements / Description
Social Work Partners are looking for a Court Progression Manager for an authority just outside of Southwest London. This is a part time role - 4 days per week Info about role: The role is available for 3 months and is for 4 days per week. We're looking for someone who is immediately available, and has been undertaking this role elsewhere. To act as lead officer working closely with Legal and Children’s services to ensure the timely progression of cases in family court proceedings. Responsible for a measurable improvement in the quality of court documentation. Utilising professional experience, the role will develop, implement and deliver a case quality framework and bespoke practice development to ensure Social Workers have the requisite skills, to produce quality evidence and act competently as a Social Work lead in formal case proceedings. Main Accountabilities * To lead an effective partnership between Legal and Children’s Services. Using expert communications skills, work to develop a shared understanding of objectives across both Legal and Children’s Services. * Develop and maintain relationships with external agencies including Children’s Guardians (CAFCASS) the local judiciary, Independent Reviewing Officer’s (IRO’s) solicitors and barristers where appropriate to ensure practice standards are continuously met. * To lead practice development as part of SCF Building Practice to ensure good practice in care proceedings. Working collaboratively with Social Work Team Managers, Principal Social Worker, and Local Authority solicitors to undertake a skills audit to identify skill support needs and provide practice development. * To design and implement a case quality framework, with bespoke practice development to ensure Social Workers and Team Managers have the requisite skills; to produce quality evidence and act competently as a Social Work lead in formal case proceedings. Providing directive and reflective supervision to teams in relation to pre proceedings/active care proceedings. * Manage progress of pre and active care proceedings cases to identify/take action to deal with any potential/actual exceptions that might jeopardise the achievement of required milestones. Escalating where required and reporting progress to both Children’s Services/ Legal Services Senior Management Team Operations Manager monthly. * To troubleshoot and problem solve on cases where difficulties have arisen, and to take the lead role in liaising with the Family Court Head Judge to discuss any problems which may affect court proceedings and agree on solutions. * To ensure the effective progression of care proceedings across Children’s Social Care, Children’s Legal Services, and timely outcomes for children. To be responsible for the collation of all evidence submitted for care proceedings and checking these documents have been approved by Team Managers/Head of Service. * To ensure, and chair regular permanence management discussions are held via legal care planning meetings with legal services and children’s services in relation to care proceedings, making sure evidence filing dates and court timetabling are being adhered to. * To identifying any issues that may arise which may affect the timetabling within care proceedings and to work with legal services to ensure all agencies including the judiciary and CAFCASS are alerted as soon as possible. * To implement the effective use of the Public Law Outline Guidance (2023) and contribute to the management of the Permanence Planning processes. * To provide analytic reports regarding performance data to evaluate the effectiveness of improving timescales in care proceedings. And to devise/review consistent action plans to address concerns and present information to internal and external stakeholders. Job Requirements: * Social Work qualification * Right to work in the UK * SWE Registration * Substantial experience within Children's Services and as a Team Manager * Completed ASYE * Experience of coaching/mentoring including practice teaching (desirable) General & Specific Knowledge * A high-level understanding of the care proceedings/family justice system and experience of undertaking care proceedings (essential) * Demonstrable report writing skills with knowledge of how to analyse data and draw out key themes and issues (essential) * Able to communicate and build effective relationships with customers, staff, public and other professionals including ability to negotiate and influence others (essential) * Excellent organisational, time management and administrative skills including the ability to work to complex and conflicting demands (essential) Benefits of working for Social Work Partners: * Top tier agency with access to brand new and upcoming roles. * Dedicated consultants with the best market knowledge, experience and excellent relationships with vendors and clients. If you would be interested in this role, please apply/call James
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