Social Workers – Children’s Services – Northamptonshire County Council

Job Category: Social Care
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Initial 3 months
Location Northamptonshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week 37
Rate From £32.00 to £36.00 per hour

About the job:

We are seeking a number of fully experienced Qualified Social Workers and Consultant Social Workers to deliver social work services to young people and families to ensure the welfare of children and young people is safeguarded and they are protected in accordance with the legal and statutory obligations of Northamptonshire County Council.

We have roles in various locations across Northamptonshire, including; Kettering, Wellingborough, Northampton, Daventry and Corby.

A full job description is available upon request.

  • Cover a designated area of work within the Children and Young People’s Service to provide support to families in need using a range of services,
  • Carry out assessments and formulate support plans to support children and families,
  • Communicate effectively to allow you to form highly effective working relationships with your team, other professionals and our service users & families,
  • Manage cases,
  • Work directly with family member providing advice and guidance,
  • Empower service users,
  • Attend and participate in multidisciplinary teams and meetings,
  • Give written/ verbal evidence in court/adoption/fostering panels when required to do so
  • Consultants Social Workers will be involved in supervising a small team and undertaking complex caseloads.
  • Duty and Assessment
  • Safeguarding: Children in Need/ Child Protection
  • Children in Care / Looked after children
  • Disabled Children’s Team
  • Adoption & Fostering
  • Adolescents
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • The ability to be organised and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work autonomously and confident to work on own initiative
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
  • You will possess highly developed knowledge and experience of Social Work Practice in Children’s Services
  • Knowledge of current legislation relating to the role,
  • 2 years’ experience within the team that you apply for,
  • A commitment to representing our Northamptonshire Children’s Service where you will find creative solutions to challenging situations,
  • Satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service clearance.
  • Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years post-qualifying experience in children’s services
  • Social worker qualification at degree level or equivalent
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • HCPC registration
  • *£400 ‘Golden Hello’ payment for new social workers
  • *’Refer a Friend’ bonus – receive £250 for every qualified social worker that you refer who we successfully place
  • Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro rata (including bank holidays)
  • 3% pension contribution from employer
  • Mileage – 45p per mile
  • *£150 per week accommodation allowance (60+ miles travel)
  • Opportunity to hear and apply for social work roles across various Councils first
  • Free and efficient weekly payroll service
  • Easy and flexible registration process
  • Work directly with a customer-focused, dedicated Consultant to match you with your perfect role
  • Small teams and manageable caseloads
  • Additional team support is in place from experienced Consultant Social Workers and business support
  • Supportive and stable team environments of at least 85% permanent staff
  • Opportunities for flexible working
  • Relationship-based, solutions-focused ‘Signs of safety’ model will enable you to focus on creative problem solving and keeping children and families together
  • Affordable housing in Northamptonshire
  • One-hour commute from London, Birmingham and Oxford.

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