Social Worker – Adult’s Services – Northamptonshire

Job Category: Social Care
Contract Type Temporary
Duration 3 Months initially
Location Northamptonshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week Various
Rate From £28.00 to £30.00 per hour

About the job:

We are seeking experienced qualified social workers for locum social work assignments across various teams in Adult Social Services.

If you are a dedicated social worker, who is passionate about providing social work services to vulnerable adults to ensure their welfare is safeguarded, then we have roles suited to you.

Register with us today to receive information on live and upcoming vacancies.


  • Short Term Enablement and Prevention Services (STEPS)
  • Hospital Assessment Team (HAT)
  • Learning Disability Team
  • Continuing Health Care Team
  • Mental Health Team
  • Older Person’s Team
  • Safeguarding Adults Team
  • Support adults who need extra help to manage their lives and be independent
  • Make sure that support plans are developed and implemented that ensures the adult’s safety, wellbeing and independence in order to lead a fulfilled life,
  • Liaise regularly with colleagues in the directorate, across Northamptonshire County Council and partner agencies to ensure excellent outcomes for service users and carers,
  • Carry out high quality person centred assessments and implement, monitor and review effective support plans and interventions to minimise risk, enhance the wellbeing of service users effective interventions with vulnerable adults,
  • Be directly responsible for supporting vulnerable adults and carers, taking timely action to ensure support needs are met and adults at risk are safeguarded.
  • Excellent understanding adult social care legislation and guidance framing their work,
  • The ability to form positive relationships with service users and carers and other professionals,
  • Able to undertake a range of statutory assessments and formulate support plans,
  • Able to prioritise work effectively based on need and risk
  • Strong report writing and oral skills,
  • Confidence, emotional resilience and determination,
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • A minimum of 2 years post-qualifying experience in Adult’s services
  • Social worker qualification at degree level or equivalent
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • HCPC registration
  • Current enhanced DBS certificate valid to work with adults, or willingness to complete
  • £400 ‘Golden Hello’* payment for new social workers,
  • Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro rata (including bank holidays)
  • Pension contribution from employer
  • ‘Refer a Friend’ bonus* – receive £250 for every qualified social worker that you refer who we successfully place
  • Mileage – 45p per mile
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opus candidates hear about jobs first
  • Opportunity to apply for social work roles across the East of England
  • Consultants based on site within Angel Square

Register with us today and receive access to exclusive roles across Adult’s Social Care Services in Northamptonshire before they are available to other agencies.

Have you heard of our Golden Hello scheme? Register with Opus as a locum social worker and receive £400! T&Cs apply.

*T&Cs apply to the bonus schemes

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