Social Worker - Support and Safeguarding - Northamptonshire - £33,568 - £36,597 + £4000 Recruitment Bonus
We are currently recruiting for an experienced Social Worker to join a Support and Safeguarding Team based in Northamptonshire.
The successful candidate will carry out initial, core and other specialised assessments as per national guidelines and within prescribed timescales in order to formulate support plans for service users and coordinate their implementation or refer the case to the appropriate service area for support to child/family.
They will ensure all information and reports relevant to work carried out is recorded, updated and completed in an efficient and timely manner and according to directorate/legislative policies and procedures so that decisions made and acted upon are fully evidenced and provide sufficiently for audit, court or any other legitimate purpose.
Many of these frontline teams already have reduced caseloads; they are committed to reducing caseloads to a manageable level in all teams and staff are now supported not only by business support colleagues, but also advanced practitioners, dedicated to supporting social workers specifically with complex cases and ensuring excellence in practice.
The benefits of this Social Worker role include:
* Excellent salary
* £3000 recruitment bonus
* Manageable cases loads
* High quality professional supervision
* A bespoke induction package
* Family friendly and flexible working arrangements
* Up to £8000 relocation package
* Local Government Pension Scheme
* A generous annual leave entitlement
* Option to buy 5 weeks additional annual leave
* Defined career progression and pathway opportunities
Responsibilities of this Social Worker role include:
* Manage cases varying in complexity, organise packages of support to service users, assess levels of risk to their health and wellbeing and, in conjunction with them and their families/carers, monitor and review their situations so that support can be adjusted as appropriate to their needs.
* Work directly with family members providing advice and guidance.
* Work to empower service users, promote their participation in planning and evaluation of services to increase
* their levels of self-sufficiency, competence and to facilitate independence from social service assistance.
* Liaise with and take a professional lead in involving appropriate staff and agencies and cases and arrange for contact as necessary to meet the needs of service users and within the remit of the County Council.
* Take initiative in establishing resource, for instance, group work programmes and specialist counselling to meet the needs of service users.
* Attend and participate in multidisciplinary teams and meetings, planning reviews with colleagues and relevant professional staff to assist and analyse the needs of service users and to plan care programmes in accordance with those needs.
Essential requirements of this Social Worker role include:
* Degree or equivalent in Social Work
* Registered with Social Work England
* Eligible to work in the UK