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Consultant Social Worker - Children in Care

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Child Protection, Looked After Children, Children In Need
Social Worker
East Midlands
£37,000 per annum
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Consultant Social Worker - Children in Care – Northamptonshire - Salary from £37,000 per annum 

1 x Kettering

1 x Angel Square

The Children's Services at Northamptonshire are in an exciting period of significant transformation; they will become a standalone Trust which will deliver services for two new unitary authorities across the county. They are currently recruiting an energetic and passionate Consultant Social Worker to develop high quality services. 

The Consultant Social Workers are non-case holding and will provide support and mentoring to social workers in the team. The role may incorporate supervision and support of Family Support Worker and Life story Workers. The Consultant Social Workers will be practice champions for Signs of Safety and the successful candidates will be trained to deliver this support and service. The Consultant Practitioners need to be passionate about children in care and will advocate and support good practice in the service.  

Your benefits working for Northamptonshire include:

  • 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 (up to 40 days)
  • Defined career progression and pathway opportunities 
  • Up to £5000 recruitment bonus

Your role as Consultant Social Worker will focus on:

  • Supporting the delivery of high-quality services to children, young people and their families, using the Signs of Safety Practice, coaching and mentoring. 
  • Support the team's professional development through a range of ways, including group supervision
  • Support the team to meet its service objectives, key performance targets and statutory duties. 
  • The role will support the team and other professionals both internally and externally.

As a Consultant Social Worker, you must be:

  • HCPC registered
  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • Qualified as a social worker
  • Experienced in similar roles

For more information please email

Contact Details:
Tel: 01619741673
Contact: Zoe Davenport

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