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Childcare Paralegal

  • Job reference: JBCCP/2603
  • Location: Bedfordshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Non-Qualified, Support Staff
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Job description: This is an exciting opportunity for a Childcare Paralegal to join a busy and demanding Childcare team for a Local Authority in Bedfordshire. The role is a 3 month temporary contract with the view to be ongoing after the initial period.

Within this role you will be responsible for the support of a full and varied caseload of childcare matters. Which will include:
*Assisting with the day to day case management and progression of care and adoption matters
*Drafting applications and collating documents to accompany applications and correspondence
*Gathering evidence and documentation
*Liaison with other professional agencies including Health, Schools and Police
*Issuing and serving applications including checking draft applications and liaising with the Court for suitable hearing dates

The ideal candidate will have experience working as a Childcare Paralegal, experience will include:
*At least a years' experience working as a Paralegal in a Childcare department
*Experience of child care proceedings including drafting documents
*Experience working for a Local Authority would be beneficial however it is not essential as the Local Authority would be willing to look at candidates who have a Private Practice background.

This is a great opportunity for a Paralegal to gain experience working for a highly reputable local authority, the role will be reporting to one of the 3 Principal Lawyers in the Childcare team.

Service Care Legal is a specialist recruitment agency supplying temporary and permanent professionals to Private Practices, Local Authorities and In-house Legal Departments nationwide. We have in-depth experience of recruiting at all levels within the legal industry and consultants who specialise in specific markets to ensure you have a dedicated point of contact who's an expert in your area.

Should you wish to discuss this role before applying please contact Joel Baron:
Telephone: 01772 208969
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