Support and Safeguarding

Community-based support and safeguarding teams complete work with children who are subject to child protection plans, child-in-need plans and care proceedings. They also support multi-agency practice in completing pre-birth and parenting assessments.

Signs of safety strengths based approaches support excellent social work practice in our 14 teams, all with flexible working arrangements and an exciting new operating model in place, focusing on creative problem solving and keeping children and families together.

Many of these frontline teams already have reduced caseloads; we are committed to reducing caseloads to a manageable level in all teams however, and to that end staff are now supported not only by business support colleagues, but also Consultant Practitioners, dedicated to supporting social workers specifically with complex cases.

Our skilled and motivated support and safeguarding service looks forward to you joining us on a journey of continued improvement and development.  

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 (Kettering, Wellingborough and Northampton) -File Download - Social worker job description (PDF 172KB)Social worker job description (PDF 172KB) 

Up to £34,277 per year - plus £4,000 welcome bonus and £8,000 towards relocation.

Social Worker (Corby) File Download - Social worker job description (PDF 172KB)Social worker job description (PDF 172KB)

We are now seeking an experienced qualified social worker to join our vibrant, enthusiastic and supportive team in Corby.  You will be joining a team of five qualified social workers, a newly qualified social worker a family support worker and a team manager.  

This high-performing team embraces the signs of safety model and way of working to improve outcomes for children and their families. There is an emphasis on good quality supervision, including 1:1, group and informal and there is an open door policy with visible manager support available at all times.

Up to £34,277 per year - plus £4,000 welcome bonus and £8,000 towards relocation.

Consultant Social Worker - File Download - Consultant social worker job decription (PDF 160KB)Consultant social worker job description (PDF 160KB)

Up to £37,023 per year - plus £3,000 welcome bonus and £8,000 towards relocation.

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