Hello,I am a recently graduated MA Social Worker and I recently got offered a 3 month temp job with the Early Help team. Although not a Social Worker role per se I work closely with children centres and social workers. Furthermore, I got an interview for a permanent role with the Local Authority for their paralegal role with. Children Services. But I am a bit confused as to what to do. Quite different roles. I have a Law Degree at undergraduate level. My ultimate goal is to be a Family Court Advisor OR a Social Worker within a Fostering Team. I am not sure which job to take if I am offered the paralegal role.Any thoughts?
Temp job with Children Services or Paralegal job? Confused Watch
- Thread Starter
- 11-08-2016 08:33
- 11-08-2016 08:41
Having worked in children's services and dabbled in the Court and care service fields, I would advise the paralegal position and family court advisor career route. Burnout in fostering social work is rife as it is a highly demanding role not assisted by national performance targets, high caseloads and copious red tape surrounding the assessment of foster carers.