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|Directorate||Northamptonshire Children's Trust|
|Hours per week||37|
|Salary||Annual salary from £39,178 to £41,126, Plus £4,000 welcome bonus|
In this role you will assess and support potential Connected Persons carers who have come forward through the PLO process to offer a long-term placement for children who are connected to them. This involves working with extended family and friends who have an existing relationship with the children.
We are seeking an experienced, self-motivated and creative Senior Social Worker to join Northamptonshire Children’s Trust’s Connected Persons Team which assesses potential Special Guardianship carers or Connected Persons foster carers.
You will be part of a busy, supportive team which is focussed on supporting children wherever possible to remain living with family and friends into the long-term, providing Permanency for these children.
As a Senior Social Worker you will carry complex cases within the team and offer support and mentoring to other social workers. You will also represent the team at a range of fora, supported by the Team Manager and Practice Managers.
The Children’s Trust was established in November 2020 to deliver Children’s Services to the newly established North and West Northants County Councils. The Trust is wholly owned and funded but operationally independent from the Councils. This provides the organisation with unique opportunities to explore new ways of working and to be more agile and adaptable in its approach to service delivery. We are developing a culture that allows the very highest quality of professional practice to flourish, delivering at the cutting edge of new innovation.
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role. Enhanced DBS clearance and SW England required.
Some posts in MASH and First Response (s47) teams are based in the Criminal Justice Centre (CJC) and are therefore subject to annual vetting by Northamptonshire Police. This clearance is required to undertake the role.
Please note we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the closing date should we have sufficient applications.
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