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Social Worker - Children First Northamptonshire

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Organisation: Northamptonshire County Council   Hours: 37.00
Salary: £29,165 - £34,277   Working Pattern:Permanent
Location: Gainsborough Road - Corby, One Angel Square - Northampton, Daventry, Tithe Barn - Wellingborough, William Knibb Centre - Kettering   Reference: 17775

Closing date:

01 May 2019 at midday
Social Worker – Children First Northamptonshire

A bright future for you, a bright future for them

We are an innovative county council, with a fresh, energetic approach. We have faced significant challenges but we are creating the right environment for good practice and we want ambitious, qualified social workers to join us to help improve children's lives locally. By working with us you will help to create brighter futures for the children of Northamptonshire. You will use your skills to carry out assessments and make evidence-based recommendations and decisions for interventions to support our children, young people and their families.


Are you…

• HCPC registered with significant post-qualifying experience
• Able to demonstrate knowledge of and application of children’s legislation
• Experienced in using child protection policies and procedures
• Passionate about helping looked after children achieve
• Able to work effectively in a multi-agency environment
• Skilled at report writing and able to maintain accurate records

Ready to help us make a difference? We can offer qualified social workers:

• A salary of between £29,165 and £34,277, commensurate with experience
• Up to £8000 towards relocation to Northamptonshire
• A bonus payment of £5000 paid in your first year of employment
• An environment that fully supports your continuous professional development
• Extensive learning and development opportunities including Signs of Safety, ABE and other training
• Flexible and family working
• High support, high challenge

Our teams are exceptionally supportive and our brilliant social work academy strengthens practice countywide, empowering social workers to have confidence in their practice and make good professional decisions. We are determined to improve outcomes for children and young people in our care and we expect all candidates to share this commitment.

We have vacancies in the following teams:

• Safeguarding and Care Planning (Daventry, Northampton & Kettering)
• Looked After Children
• First Response Team
• Children with disabilities (Northampton & Kettering)

Please indicate which team you are interested in working for at the start of your personal statement.

For more information on Northamptonshire’s teams and what it is like to work for us, please visit our website <here.

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.

This is a rolling campaign and shortlisting will be undertaken on a regular basis. Enhanced DBS clearance and HCPC registration required. All 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.


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