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Senior Social Worker - Children in Care

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Northamptonshire Children's Trust
£38,504 - £40,419
William Knibb Centre - Kettering
Closing date:
25 March 2021 at midday
Northamptonshire Children’s Trust
Children in Care Team
Senior Social Workers
£38,504 to £40,419
37 hours per week

Northamptonshire Children’s Trust is now live and will deliver children’s social care, targeted early help and young offending services. The Children’s Trust will allow for a single focus on improving the outcomes of children and young people in Northamptonshire and will aim to develop a culture that allows the very highest quality of professional practice to flourish, aiming to deliver at the cutting edge of new innovation. The Children’s Trust will deliver services for two new unitary authorities across the county.
The new Social Worker Career Progression structure is to develop and enhance your career with us here in Northamptonshire and introduces the new role of Senior Social Worker across our social work teams.
We are currently seeking Senior Social Workers in the Children in Care Team/Court Teams in Kettering.
As a Senior Social Worker you will hold a more complex caseload, carrying out interventions and direct work with children, young people and families and reviewing work undertaken. The role will also provide mentoring and work shadowing for colleagues and you will work towards a Practice Educator qualification.

What We Offer
• Practice Educator Qualification
• Monthly high quality supervision
• 27 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays, an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service
• Opportunity to buy back up to 5 weeks of additional holiday each year
• Subsidised pension scheme
• Induction Programme
• Mandatory Signs of Safety training
• Additional 12 weeks of maternity leave at 50%
• Employee discount scheme
• Personal Car Leasing Scheme through Salary Sacrifice
• Recruitment Bonus of £3000 (external candidates only)
• Up to £8,000 relocation payment (subject to terms and conditions)
Applications can be submitted via the website
Internal applicants - Your application should be in the form of a CV and covering letter/expression of interest form stating why you are suitable for the role and emailed to
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.
Enhanced DBS clearance and HCPC registration required. Some 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.
Please note we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the closing date should we have sufficient applications.


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