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Organisation: Northamptonshire County Council   Hours: 37.00
Salary: £29,165 - £32,277   Working Pattern:Permanent
Location: One Angel Square - Northampton   Reference: 20330

Closing date:

19 December 2019 at midday

We are looking to recruit permanent Social Workers to join our Team who specialise in Connected Persons Assessments including Initial and Emergency Viability Assessments . This is a busy Team with an active Duty referral system and adherence to Court and Panel timescales but is equally extremely interesting . Our work helps to keep Children with their Families and People who are important to them.

Connected Persons is an experienced Team who are very supportive to each other and have strong commitment to their work and cases. The Team are supported by experienced and approachable Managers – offering case discussions ,supervisions and case tracking. Assessments are case progressed and there are links with the Case Progression, Children's Teams and Legal Services. We work with our Team to ensure flexibility around completing their allocated assessments.

There are regular Team Meetings and Signs of Safety case discussions. We also receive support and advice from Fostering Panel Advisors.

Aside from the Assessment work , we run the Duty desk, have an IVA rota system , and provide supervision to temporarily approved Connected Persons Carers whilst in assessment. We also provide Induction Training to Connected Carers.

We are committed to learning and development and offer training opportunities to the Team – we adopt Signs of Safety and support the Team to adapt this into working practice.

If you would like to discuss further please contact Val Leggatt-Mead on 07850 854103


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