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Senior Social Worker - Duty and Assessment Team

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Organisation: Northamptonshire Children's Trust   Hours: 37.00
Salary: £38,504 - £40,419   Working Pattern:Permanent
Location: One Angel Square - Northampton   Reference: 21884

Closing date:

02 November 2020 at midday
Children’s Services
Northamptonshire County Council
Duty and Assessment Team
Senior Social Workers
£38,504 to £40,419
37 hours per week

Plans are progressing for children’s early help and social care services to transfer to an independent Children’s Trust. We have appointed a Chair for the new Trust and are committed to provide career development opportunities to our staff with new career structures and pay arrangements from April 2020.
The new Social Worker Career Progression structure is to develop and enhance your career with us here in Northamptonshire and introduces the new role of Senior Social Worker across our social work teams:

We are currently recruiting Senior Social Workers to work in our Duty and Assessment Team in Northampton.

As a Senior Social Worker you will hold a more complex caseload, carrying out interventions and direct work with children, young people and families and reviewing work undertaken. The role will also provide mentoring and work shadowing for colleagues and you will work towards a Practice Educator qualification.

What We Offer

• Practice Educator Qualification
• Monthly high quality supervision
• 27 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays, an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service
• Opportunity to buy back up to 5 weeks of additional holiday each year
• Subsidised pension scheme
• Free Parking
• Induction Programme
• Mandatory Signs of Safety training
• Additional 12 weeks of maternity leave at 50%
• Employee discount scheme
• Personal Car Leasing Scheme through Salary Sacrifice
• Up to £8,000 relocation payment

For more information, please contact
External applications can be submitted via the website
Internal applicants should complete an Expression of Interest Form and send with your CV to
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role.
Enhanced DBS clearance and HCPC registration required. Some posts in MASH and First Response (s47) teams are based in the Criminal Justice Centre (CJC) and are therefore subject to annual vetting by Northamptonshire Police. This clearance is required to undertake the role.
Please note we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the closing date should we have sufficient applications.


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