Children in care

A large and busy team, the Children in Care service works collaboratively to provide oversight for all children in care in Northamptonshire.

This includes asylum seeking children, children subject to legal proceedings where their permanency plan is being determined, and children with a plan to remain in long term care. 

Skilled social workers in this team keep children at the heart of all we do; building meaningful relationships with young people, their families and carers, to ensure we plan proactively for the future of every child. 

Championing and supporting young people through good pathway planning as they make their transition to independence, the service seeks to work in exciting and creative ways; fulfilling the personal advisor function, enabling young people to live independently, access education, employment and training, and develop into healthy, confident young adults.

Experienced team managers, family support workers, business support administrators and new consultant practitioners also support this team in its objective to deliver high quality services in court, so that the very best outcomes can be achieved for every child.

We are highly aspirant for our children and encourage confident, autonomous practitioners who share this commitment to get in touch.

We currently have vacancies for social workers specialising in court work in Kettering and Northampton.

What does the job involve?

To deliver and provide social work services, at a level appropriate for a professionally qualified post, to young people and families to ensure the welfare of children and young people is safeguarded and they are protected in accordance with the legal and statutory obligations of Northamptonshire County Council.

Current opportunities

Social Worker (Court work) - File Download - Social worker job description (PDF 169KB)Social Worker (Court work) job description (PDF 169KB)

Salary up to £32,277 per year (Potential increase to £34,277 for exceptional candidates with 5 years and over post-qualification experience) plus £4,000 recruitment bonus and £8,000 towards relocation.

Practice manager - Practice manager job description (PDF 290KB)

Salary up to £38,864 per year (Potential increase to £40,864 for exceptional candidates with proven experience) plus £3,000 recruitment bonus and £8,000 towards relocation.

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