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Northamptonshire is a county with a strong track record in delivering profound improvements in children’s social services and we are looking for experienced, self-motivated, innovative and creative social work professionals to help us step up to our next challenge.

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  • Relief Residential Care Worker 21/02/2017 00:00 Arnold House is a residential home for children and young people with ASD, LD and co-morbid Conditions. We are looking for enthusiastic, flexible and motivated people to join our team. The successful applicants will be given training in Autism and any other training needed. The aim of Arnold House is to give our young people as much independence in their day to day lives as possible given their levels of difficulty. The post involves leading shifts, administering medication and supporting the young people both inside our home and also out in the community. This post at times can be very challenging so a knowledge of Autism would be preferable and the TEACCH method of working. applicants must be 18+
  • Assistant Youth Offending Service Worker 17/02/2017 00:00 Northamptonshire Youth Offending Service (NYOS) is a successful partnership organisation working to prevent offending by children and young people, whilst helping to resolve offences for victims and protecting the public within your community. As Assistant Court Officer (ACO) you will play a key role in NYOS’ work in Youth, Magistrates and Crown Courts. You will be responsible for the assembly and management of YOS information that is placed before the Courts, and for ensuring that Court results are properly recorded and shared with relevant staff. Because of the crucial nature of these processes, you will have very good administrative skills and you will need to develop a strong understanding of the complex nature of Court hearings, and the needs of other agencies and staff with whom you will liaise. You will attend Court regularly and represent NYOS in this challenging arena. You will be able to maintain a professional approach and demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with people in different roles, and maintain the Court’s confidence in the quality of NYOS’ work. You will engage with young people and their families before and after their hearings. This will include interviewing young people in custody to assess their safeguarding needs and to develop bail packages so that wherever appropriate they can be bailed safely in the community rather than remanded to custody. Therefore you will already have engagement and assessment skills. Working alongside experienced probation officers, social workers, youth workers, teachers and CPNs, you will have the opportunity to develop these skills further. This is a challenging and rewarding role and you will be contributing to the work of a team that is, alongside other stakeholders, developing innovative ways of working to ensure that the needs of each child are the foremost considerations in Youth Court hearings. Educated to at least A level standard, the successful candidate will have the benefit of full training and the potential to experience a range of tasks across the organisation. Some flexible working will be necessary and this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check. If you can meet these challenges, we’d love to meet you. For informal enquiries or a discussion about the job, please contact the Recruiting Manager by clicking the ‘contact Recruiting Manager’ link in your ‘My Account’ tab on the job site.
  • Practice Manager 14/02/2017 00:00 Are you an experienced practice manager? Start your bright future now by joining us in one of the following teams: • First Response Team • Safeguarding and Care Planning Teams • Connected Persons and Permanence Teams • Looked After Children and UASC Teams • Leaving Care Teams • Disabled Children’s Team • MASH Team • RISE Salary package to £40,564 plus £3,000 Recruitment Bonus. Relocation package available. We are an innovative county council, with a fresh, energetic approach that has delivered profound improvements in children’s social services. This year Ofsted said we had improved across all areas of children’s services and lifted us out of an inadequate rating and into ‘Requires Improvement’. We are now determined to bring the same innovative thinking to achieve the Good rating which we know is within our grasp. The County Council is building a modern, vibrant, energy efficient head office, known as One Angel Square in Northampton town centre. This will provide our employees with a new and exciting flexible work environment. It is anticipated that the social work teams based at One Angel Square will move in early 2017. As a practice manager with us, you will know that Northamptonshire County Council is on your side. We give you the support, training and freedoms you require to deliver change to children and families and deliver lasting improvements to our services. We value our practice managers and offer very competitive salary packages which are among the best in the region. But more than that, here in Northamptonshire we are committed to our excellent training and development. You will have our support and opportunities to develop your learning through excellent professional development. Don’t just take our word for it. On hearing about the outcome of our latest Ofsted report the country’s chief social worker Isabelle Trowler tweeted: “Great news for Northamptonshire County Council. I have been very impressed with the political and senior dedication to supporting social work practice.” By working with us you will help to create brighter futures for the children of Northamptonshire. You will work closely with children, young people and their families, foster carers and other professionals in finding solutions and creating change. Together we will build a bright future for the children of Northamptonshire, and a bright future for you. This is the time to join us. Apply now. Please indicate which team you are interested in working for at the start of your personal statement. For full details on Northamptonshire’s story, our teams and our pay and rewards, please click here. This is a rolling campaign and shortlisting will be undertaken on a regular basis Enhanced DBS clearance and HCPC registration required
  • Social Worker 14/02/2017 00:00 Are you an experienced social worker? Start your bright future now by joining us in one of the following teams: • First Response Team • Safeguarding and Care Planning Teams • Looked After Children and UASC Teams • Disabled Children's Team • Permanence Team • Recruitment, Fostering and Connected Persons Team • Adoption Team Salary Package to £33,977 plus £3,000 Recruitment Bonus. Relocation package available. We are an innovative county council, with a fresh, energetic approach that has delivered profound improvements in children’s social services. This year Ofsted said we had improved across all areas of children’s services and lifted us out of an inadequate rating and into ‘Requires Improvement’. We are now determined to bring the same innovative thinking to achieve the Good rating which we know is within our grasp. The County Council is building a modern, vibrant, energy efficient head office, known as One Angel Square in Northampton town centre. This will provide our employees with a new and exciting flexible work environment. It is anticipated that the social work teams based at One Angel Square will move in early 2017. As a social worker with us, you will know that Northamptonshire County Council is on your side. We give you the support, training and freedoms you require to deliver change to children and families and deliver lasting improvements to our services. We value our social workers and offer very competitive salary packages which are among the best in the region. But more than that, here in Northamptonshire we are committed to our excellent training and development. You will have our support and opportunities to develop your learning through excellent professional development. Don’t just take our word for it. On hearing about the outcome of our latest Ofsted report the country’s chief social worker Isabelle Trowler tweeted: “Great news for Northamptonshire County Council. I have been very impressed with the political and senior dedication to supporting social work practice.” By working with us you will help to create brighter futures for the children of Northamptonshire. You will work closely with children, young people and their families, foster carers and other professionals in finding solutions and creating change. You will use your skills to carry out assessments and make evidence-based recommendations and decisions for interventions to support children, young people and their families. Together we will build a bright future for the children of Northamptonshire, and a bright future for you. This is the time to join us. Apply now. Please indicate which team you are interested in working for at the start of your personal statement. For full details on Northamptonshire’s story, our teams and our pay and rewards, please click here. This is a rolling campaign and shortlisting will be undertaken on a regular basis Enhanced DBS clearance and HCPC registration required
 

​"I’d definitely encourage other social workers to come on board. It’s a case of onwards and upwards for Northamptonshire."

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​“The Practice Manager Programme is informative, stimulating and demanding; I'm being encouraged to develop my own thoughts and ideas, while being provided with the information I need to equip me in my first management role.”

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21/02/2017 00:00
Arnold House is a residential home for children and young people with ASD, LD and co-morbid Conditions. We are looking for enthusiastic, flexible and motivated people to join our team. The successful applicants will be given training in Autism and any other training needed. The aim of Arnold House is to give our young people as much independence in their day to day lives as possible given their levels of difficulty. The post involves leading shifts, administering medication and supporting the young people both inside our home and also out in the community. This post at times can be very challenging so a knowledge of Autism would be preferable and the TEACCH method of working. applicants must be 18+
17/02/2017 00:00
Northamptonshire Youth Offending Service (NYOS) is a successful partnership organisation working to prevent offending by children and young people, whilst helping to resolve offences for victims and protecting the public within your community. As Assistant Court Officer (ACO) you will play a key role in NYOS’ work in Youth, Magistrates and Crown Courts. You will be responsible for the assembly and management of YOS information that is placed before the Courts, and for ensuring that Court results are properly recorded and shared with relevant staff. Because of the crucial nature of these processes, you will have very good administrative skills and you will need to develop a strong understanding of the complex nature of Court hearings, and the needs of other agencies and staff with whom you will liaise. You will attend Court regularly and represent NYOS in this challenging arena. You will be able to maintain a professional approach and demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with people in different roles, and maintain the Court’s confidence in the quality of NYOS’ work. You will engage with young people and their families before and after their hearings. This will include interviewing young people in custody to assess their safeguarding needs and to develop bail packages so that wherever appropriate they can be bailed safely in the community rather than remanded to custody. Therefore you will already have engagement and assessment skills. Working alongside experienced probation officers, social workers, youth workers, teachers and CPNs, you will have the opportunity to develop these skills further. This is a challenging and rewarding role and you will be contributing to the work of a team that is, alongside other stakeholders, developing innovative ways of working to ensure that the needs of each child are the foremost considerations in Youth Court hearings. Educated to at least A level standard, the successful candidate will have the benefit of full training and the potential to experience a range of tasks across the organisation. Some flexible working will be necessary and this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check. If you can meet these challenges, we’d love to meet you. For informal enquiries or a discussion about the job, please contact the Recruiting Manager by clicking the ‘contact Recruiting Manager’ link in your ‘My Account’ tab on the job site.
14/02/2017 00:00
Are you an experienced practice manager? Start your bright future now by joining us in one of the following teams: • First Response Team • Safeguarding and Care Planning Teams • Connected Persons and Permanence Teams • Looked After Children and UASC Teams • Leaving Care Teams • Disabled Children’s Team • MASH Team • RISE Salary package to £40,564 plus £3,000 Recruitment Bonus. Relocation package available. We are an innovative county council, with a fresh, energetic approach that has delivered profound improvements in children’s social services. This year Ofsted said we had improved across all areas of children’s services and lifted us out of an inadequate rating and into ‘Requires Improvement’. We are now determined to bring the same innovative thinking to achieve the Good rating which we know is within our grasp. The County Council is building a modern, vibrant, energy efficient head office, known as One Angel Square in Northampton town centre. This will provide our employees with a new and exciting flexible work environment. It is anticipated that the social work teams based at One Angel Square will move in early 2017. As a practice manager with us, you will know that Northamptonshire County Council is on your side. We give you the support, training and freedoms you require to deliver change to children and families and deliver lasting improvements to our services. We value our practice managers and offer very competitive salary packages which are among the best in the region. But more than that, here in Northamptonshire we are committed to our excellent training and development. You will have our support and opportunities to develop your learning through excellent professional development. Don’t just take our word for it. On hearing about the outcome of our latest Ofsted report the country’s chief social worker Isabelle Trowler tweeted: “Great news for Northamptonshire County Council. I have been very impressed with the political and senior dedication to supporting social work practice.” By working with us you will help to create brighter futures for the children of Northamptonshire. You will work closely with children, young people and their families, foster carers and other professionals in finding solutions and creating change. Together we will build a bright future for the children of Northamptonshire, and a bright future for you. This is the time to join us. Apply now. Please indicate which team you are interested in working for at the start of your personal statement. For full details on Northamptonshire’s story, our teams and our pay and rewards, please click here. This is a rolling campaign and shortlisting will be undertaken on a regular basis Enhanced DBS clearance and HCPC registration required
14/02/2017 00:00
Are you an experienced social worker? Start your bright future now by joining us in one of the following teams: • First Response Team • Safeguarding and Care Planning Teams • Looked After Children and UASC Teams • Disabled Children's Team • Permanence Team • Recruitment, Fostering and Connected Persons Team • Adoption Team Salary Package to £33,977 plus £3,000 Recruitment Bonus. Relocation package available. We are an innovative county council, with a fresh, energetic approach that has delivered profound improvements in children’s social services. This year Ofsted said we had improved across all areas of children’s services and lifted us out of an inadequate rating and into ‘Requires Improvement’. We are now determined to bring the same innovative thinking to achieve the Good rating which we know is within our grasp. The County Council is building a modern, vibrant, energy efficient head office, known as One Angel Square in Northampton town centre. This will provide our employees with a new and exciting flexible work environment. It is anticipated that the social work teams based at One Angel Square will move in early 2017. As a social worker with us, you will know that Northamptonshire County Council is on your side. We give you the support, training and freedoms you require to deliver change to children and families and deliver lasting improvements to our services. We value our social workers and offer very competitive salary packages which are among the best in the region. But more than that, here in Northamptonshire we are committed to our excellent training and development. You will have our support and opportunities to develop your learning through excellent professional development. Don’t just take our word for it. On hearing about the outcome of our latest Ofsted report the country’s chief social worker Isabelle Trowler tweeted: “Great news for Northamptonshire County Council. I have been very impressed with the political and senior dedication to supporting social work practice.” By working with us you will help to create brighter futures for the children of Northamptonshire. You will work closely with children, young people and their families, foster carers and other professionals in finding solutions and creating change. You will use your skills to carry out assessments and make evidence-based recommendations and decisions for interventions to support children, young people and their families. Together we will build a bright future for the children of Northamptonshire, and a bright future for you. This is the time to join us. Apply now. Please indicate which team you are interested in working for at the start of your personal statement. For full details on Northamptonshire’s story, our teams and our pay and rewards, please click here. This is a rolling campaign and shortlisting will be undertaken on a regular basis Enhanced DBS clearance and HCPC registration required