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.

Children in care.pngThis 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 a practice manager in Northampton and 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 £36,597 per year plus £4,000 recruitment bonus and £8,000 towards relocation.

NEW! Practice Manager - File Download - Practice Manager job description (PDF 120KB)Practice Manager job description (PDF 120KB)

The successful applicant will be required to support the Team Manager on day to day operational issues and may on occasions be required to deputise in their absence.

In this role you will support, advise and guide social workers as well as family support workers. This will involve line management of the team, regular supervision to enhance performance and case management. Additionally, you will be required to carry out annual appraisals.

This is a very fast paced and busy role that strives to deliver positive outcomes for our children and families in collaboration with our colleagues in the Leaving Care Service and our external partners.

You will have a strong background in the provision of Children in Care, along with the motivation and drive for self-development together with the ability to develop others.  Apply today for this exciting and rewarding role.

Salary up to  £43,273 per year plus £3,000 recruitment bonus and £8,000 towards relocation.

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