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Organisation: Northamptonshire County Council   Hours: 37.00
Salary: £29,165 - £34,277   Working Pattern:Permanent
Location: One Angel Square - Northampton, William Knibb Centre - Kettering   Reference: 18491

Closing date:

21 August 2019 at midday
Putting Northamptonshire’s children first

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 to flourish. We want ambitious, qualified social workers to join us, to help improve children's lives locally. 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.

Jane Watson, DCT Team Manager says:

“Having spent 30 years working in the field of Disability as a manager I bring a wide range of experience and knowledge to the team. My ethos; a nurturing and supportive environment brings out the best in individuals.
Working within the specialist team DCT, your caseload will enable you to utilise and develop a range of skills offering you a broader Social work perspective. Caseloads will have a balance of Cin work, CP work and Cic work and no two days are ever the same which makes Social working within DCT interesting. There are opportunities for self-development. We are a great team with enthusiasm and passion for our work and wanting the best outcomes for the children and families we work with”


Are you…

• HCPC registered with 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 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 up to £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

o Good supervision
o Good Team manager/Staff ratio
o Clear career pathway
o Managed caseload
o Excellent training offer including Signs of Safety and ABE
o Opportunity to work with a Social Work Academy Northamptonshire can offer
o Very affordable housing
o Excellent local amenities
o Beautiful countryside
o Excellent road and rail links (London less than an hour direct by train)

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.

If you would like 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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