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Organisation: Northamptonshire County Council   Hours: 37.00
Salary: £33,568 - £43,723   Working Pattern:Permanent
Location: One Angel Square - Northampton, Penrith Children's Centre, Wellingborough, William Knibb Centre - Kettering   Reference: 20932

Closing date:

31 March 2020 at midday
Support & Safeguarding Children’s Services

*COVID-19, Children First Northamptonshire are still recruiting. We are scheduling interviews with the use of technology to remain safe and work remotely.*

Social Workers
£33,568 to £36,597
One Angel Square, Kettering or Wellingborough

Advanced Practitioners
£41,318 to £43,273
One Angel Square

Northamptonshire County Council
37 hours per week


Plans are progressing for children’s services to transfer to an independent children’s trust in July 2020. We have appointed a Chair for the New Trust and are committed to provide career development opportunities to our staff with new career structures and pay arrangements from April 2020.

Our Service

The safeguarding teams are working to focus on creative problem solving and keeping children and families together. There are 14 safeguarding teams, across Northamptonshire, each team consists of a Team Manager, Advanced Practitioner, who holds complex cases and supports 5 or 6 Social Workers and a Newly Qualified Social Worker within their team. We are supporting excellence in Social Work practice, with a signs of safety based approach, and clear personal development opportunities for the right candidates.

The Role (s)

You will be a qualified social worker, who has completed your ASYE, and have the commitment and passion to be at the forefront of delivering best practice and support to children and families. You will be able to manage a complex and diverse caseload to the required standards.

The Advanced Practitioner will be confident in their analysis and decision making to deliver purposeful and effective social care. You will be skilled in supervision, performance management and improvement techniques to ensure high quality of practice.

Both roles the candidate will have a strong desire to develop social work expertise to support the Children’s Trust with its improvement journey.

What We Offer
• 2 day Induction Programme
• Mandatory Signs of Safety training
• Opportunities for career progression
• Support and training from our Advanced Practitioners / Team Managers
• 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
• Additional 12 weeks of maternity leave at 50%
• Employee discount scheme
• Personal Car Leasing Scheme through Salary Sacrifice
• Up to £8,000 relocation payment
• £4,000 recruitment bonus for Social Worker & £3,000 for Advanced Practitioner (paid in 2 equal instalments in month 1 and month 6, after completion of probationary period )
• An onsite academy delivering a variety of learning & development opportunities

For an informal discussion about the role please contact childrenfirstjobs@northamptonshire.gov.uk and the recruitment team will make an appointment with the relevant service manager.

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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