Social Care

Social Worker – Children in Care

Full Time Temporary

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Opus People Solutions are seeking for an experienced Social Worker to work full time in the Children in Care Team in Northampton. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice in children's services and be registered with the HCPC.

As a Social Worker you will:

* Cover a designated area of work within the Children and Young People's Service to provide support to families in need using a range of services,
* Carry out assessments and formulate support plans to support children and families,
* Communicate effectively to allow you to form highly effective working relationships with your team, other professionals and our service users & families,
* Manage cases,
* Work directly with family member providing advice and guidance,
* Empower service users,
* Attend and participate in multidisciplinary teams and meetings,
* Give written/ verbal evidence in court/adoption/fostering panels when required to do so.

What you will bring to the role:

* Excellent report writing skills
* The ability to be organised and meet deadlines
* Ability to work autonomously and confident to work on own initiative
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
* You will possess highly developed knowledge and experience of Social Work Practice in Children's Services
* Knowledge of current legislation relating to the role,
* 2 years' experience within the team that you apply for,
* A commitment to representing our Northamptonshire Children's Service where you will find creative solutions to challenging situations,
* Satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service clearance.

Essential Qualifications/ Experience:

* Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years post-qualifying experience in children's services
* Social worker qualification at degree level or equivalent
* Evidence of continued professional development
* HCPC registration

What we can offer you:

* £400 'Golden Hello' payment for new social workers (subject to terms and conditions)
* Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro rata (including bank holidays)
* 3% pension contribution from employer
* Mileage – 45p per mile
* 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
* Central location

Benefits of working for Northamptonshire County Council:

* New target operating model,
* Caseloads are reducing,
* Additional team support is in place,
* Stable team environments of at least 85% permanent staff are in development,
* Supportive team environments and flexible working,
* Relationship-based, solutions-focused 'Signs of safety' model,
* Affordable housing in Northamptonshire,
* One hour commute from London, Birmingham and Oxford