Social Worker – Support & Safeguarding – Daventry

Contract Type Permanent
Location Northamptonshire
Job Type Full-time
Hours per week 37
Salary Annual salary from £34,155 to £37,237, plus £6,000 welcome bonus

About the job:

We are currently recruiting Senior Social Workers to work in our Support and Safeguarding Teams in Daventry, Northamptonshire.  Daventry is a market town and civil parish in the West Northamptonshire area.  It’s a beautiful location, from which we support families across a fairly rural patch of Northamptonshire covering Daventry and the surrounding villages and market towns.

We have a cohesive team and a very supportive working environment, where everyone pitches in.  We also offer superb mentoring and development opportunities. The Team uses the Signs of Safety embedded model and has Practice Champions within it. Our Daventry site benefits from large meeting and interview rooms that are suitable for families to meet and also offers free parking.

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 hold a more complex caseload, carrying out interventions and direct work with children, young people and families and reviewing work undertaken. The role will also provide mentoring and work shadowing for colleagues and you will work towards a Practice Educator qualification.

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.

  • Highly competitive salaries and benefits
  • £6,000 Welcome Bonus
  • 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 scheme
  • Free Car Parking
  • Central, beautiful semi-rural location centrally located for major routes to the North such as the M1 /M6/ M45, M40 , A43  – A5 only minutes from the office.
  • Modern working environment
  • Leisure centre next door
  • Shops close by
  • 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


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 SWE registration 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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