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Organisation: Northamptonshire County Council   Hours: 37.00
Salary: £33,213 - £37,023   Working Pattern:Permanent
Location: One Angel Square - Northampton, William Knibb Centre - Kettering   Reference: 20600

Closing date:

31 January 2020 at midday
Consultant Social Worker
£33,213- £37,023

Children’s Services at Northamptonshire are in an exciting period of significant transformation; we can confirm that we will become a standalone Trust which will deliver services for two new unitary authorities across the county. We are currently recruiting energetic and passionate social workers to lead and develop high quality services.

This role is part of our new target operating model and is key to supporting the management team in improving the quality of practice across our two teams and supporting our social workers in managing complex cases. To do this well you will need to be experienced and skilled enough to effectively and diplomatically challenge practice where needed. You aim will be to ensure a high standard of service is continually being provided to the children and families we work with.

You will also have the responsibility of mentoring newly qualified and experienced social workers when you will be expected to encourage reflection on practice and will assist the team manager to implement the Signs of Safety model as a consistent practice framework

To be successful in this role you will have proven post ASYE experience as a social worker, you should already be trained and be proficient in the Signs of Safety model and should be able to demonstrate that you have previously been an effective and successful coach and mentor.

If you feel that you have the skills and experience to do this role well and are passionate about continuous improvement, then we would welcome your application.

There is also wide range of practice developments taking place including supporting multi-agency practice in completing pre-birth and parenting assessments. Our skilled and motivated safeguarding service looks forward to you joining us on a journey of continued improvement and development.

You will need:
• Social Worker qualification
• Social Work England Registration (previously known as HCPC)
• Enhanced DBS Clearance
• The right to work in the UK

This position is full time and based at our offices at One Angel Square.

We offer a competitive benefits package including £3,000 welcome bonus and up to £8,000 relocation bonus.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Rhona White, Service Manager, email to arrange an appointment

Your application should be in the form of a CV and covering letter and can be submitted via this website or emailed directly to

Please note we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the closing date

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.


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