Qualified Social Worker - Children and Families Team

Northampton, Northampton

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: QSW01220RT_1607077550
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-12-04
  • Location: Northampton, Northampton
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2021-02-02
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

We are looking to recruit a Qualified Social Worker, Children's Families First Team within the Social Care industry in Northampton County Council. Our client is undergoing a restructure of their service to ensure that the Child's Journey is a smooth and as easy as possible.

Main duties include:

  • Carry out proportionate, single whole family assessments, assess risk, plan and deliver interventions, monitor and review outcomes to enable these families to make significant and sustainable changes
  • Carry out child protection enquiries
  • Undertake direct work with children and families in order to create sustained change for families and improve outcomes
  • Working within the families first social work team dealing with all aspects of case management working with CIN, Children's and Families and Safeguarding
  • Working with families up to the point of the Public Law Outline and some Court Work
  • Prioritising work according to need
  • Managing an extensive amount of varying service user cases ensuring each is appropriately prioritised and dealt with in an efficient and timely manner

To be successful:

For this Qualified Social Worker, Children's Families First Team you will need to have a HCPC Registration and educated to Degree Level; IE: CCS/CQSW/DIPSW/MA SW/BA HONS SW. You will need to have Eligibility to Work in the UK with previous experience as a Qualified Social Worker within a Children's Safeguarding or Child Protection team. This client does request that for this role the candidate must be a Car Driver.

Benefits of Working for Northampton County Council:

Our client is currently working to review their Children's Social Services by recruiting further staff into the teams to ease the pressure of high demanding caseloads. They are advocates of ensuring that all staff have a good work life balance. The council is currently under-going an innovative programme of change as they develop and shape the new dedicated Children's service within Durham.

To discuss this Qualified Social Worker, Children's Families First Team role or any similar vacancies we currently have available in Northampton Council, please contact Ruth on 078763 233112 or email

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