Senior Social Worker- Support & Safeguarding, Wellingborough

Contract Type Permanent
Location Northamptonshire
Job Type Full-time
Hours per week 37
Salary Annual salary from £39,178 to £41,126

About the Wellingborough Support & Safeguarding Team:

Northamptonshire Children’s Trust is seeking a senior social worker to join their team of Social Work Professionals, within Support and Safeguarding in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

The Wellingborough site is incredibly friendly, multi-cultural, and supportive with a very stable management team. We look after the support and safeguarding function for a relatively small geographical patch around the Wellingborough area.  The offices are small yet perfectly formed, with free parking and the flexibility to regularly work from home. We also offer superb mentoring and development opportunities and our team uses the Signs of Safety embedded model and has Practice Champions within it.

Wellingborough is one of the smallest towns in the county and also one of the oldest in Northamptonshire.  It’s is surrounded by green spaces such as Stanwick Lakes for those who enjoy getting out into the countryside, has house prices well below the national average and is a great place for young families to settle.

The role is responsible for providing practical and social work support for children, young people and families.

This involves holding a more complex caseload. This will include undertaking assessments, visiting children and their families, carrying out interventions, reviewing the work undertaken, direct work with children, young people and families and any other work identified as necessary.

All this must be based on best evidence and good practice, privileging the best interests of children and young people. The post holder could be expected to offer mentoring, work-shadowing/work experience opportunities and study towards the Practice Educator qualification and post qualifying modules.

As a Senior Social Worker you will have knowledge of the main issues in relation to your own client group. You will have awareness of the main legislative framework within which the role operates and knowledge of the range of services which are available to children and families and of the organisational framework within which they are provided.

Ideally you will have gained extensive post qualification experience of children and families social work within a statutory or voluntary organisation and will have proven ability to relate professionally with children and families evidenced through previous work as a Social Worker.

Experience of supporting more junior roles in a social work environment would be desirable as well as knowledge of the range of services which are available to children

  • Highly competitive salaries and benefits
  • Welcome Bonus of £6,000
  • Retention bonus payments for established personnel
  • Annual SWE registration costs covered
  • Free parking – Wellingborough site
  • 27 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays, an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service
  • Opportunity to buy back up to 5 weeks of additional holiday each year
  • Subsidised local authority pension schem0065
  • Free Car Parking
  • Central location with good rail links to London, Luton, Bedford, Kettering, Corby, Leicester and Nottingham
  • Good road links to all surrounding major towns
  • Induction Programme
  • Practice Educator Qualification
  • Monthly high-quality supervision
  • Mandatory Signs of Safety training
  • Fantastic Maternity Benefits with an additional 12 weeks of maternity leave at 50%
  • Employee discount scheme offering a range of discounts from travel to shopping
  • Up to £8,000 relocation costs
  • Regular engagement opportunities with CEO and leadership team

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