Our children in care service provides oversight for all the children in care in Northamptonshire. This includes children subject to legal proceedings as well as children with a plan to remain long term in our care. We focus on building meaningful relationships with young people, their families and their carers to ensure that we plan effectively for the future of every child.
Our experienced Team Managers support our Social Workers, Family Support Workers and Business Support Administrators. Our new Consultant Practitioner roles are non-case holding and are dedicated to supporting and coaching social workers with complex cases and providing valuable coaching and training.
The service has 11 teams that work across the county and focus on particular cohorts of children.
The Social Worker will be instrumental in providing long term support with the children and families they are responsible for, ensuring they have commitment and exit plans in place. They will work with the local judiciary and other parties to ensure effective conduct of care proceedings, support investigation and protection and accommodation; using contingency planning to anticipate complexity and changing circumstances that focus on securing the best for children.
Undertake direct social work responsibilities as an allocated worker to the children and families assigned, to monitor and review the implementation of care plans, to ensure that the services being provided are meeting the assessed need; and that the cost of provision remains within any agreed budget
It will be important to you to make a personal contribution towards improving our service.
You will be passionate about supporting and advocating for young people to ensure they reach their goals and have the best possible futures.
You will need to demonstrate that you have experience of looked after children care. Your experience could have been gained whilst working in a LAC, court team, attending court whilst working in a safeguarding service or another area of children’s services.
What We Offer
- The opportunity to personally contribute to improving the service
- Opportunities to develop and career progression opportunities
- Monthly high quality supervision
- 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rises with service) and the opportunity to buy back up to 5 weeks of additional holiday each year
- Subsidised pension scheme
- Additional 12 weeks of maternity leave at 50%
- Employee discount schemes
- Up to £4,000 recruitment bonus
- Up to £8,000 relocation payment
- Signs of Safety training
- An onsite academy delivering a variety of learning & development opportunities
- There is free parking at our Kettering Office and Parking in areas of Northampton is £3.50 per day.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Angie Marsh, Service Manager, email: email@example.com to arrange an appointment.
For more information on Northamptonshire’s teams and what it is like to work for us, please visit our website https://www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/jobs/working-in-childrens-social-care/Pages/default.aspx
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.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive sufficient suitable applications for the role.