First Response Team

​The First Response team complete timely and robust short-term quality assessments of need, ensuring the right service provision is in place for the county’s children, young people and families.

Skilled social workers in these teams are friendly and confident professionals, who are able to work collaboratively to very tight deadlines.

We have recently restructured these teams so we are resourced to manage demand.

What our staff say

Liz and Emma talk about life in the First Response team:


What does the job involve?

To deliver and provide social work services, at a level appropriate for a professionally qualified post, to young people and families to ensure the welfare of children and young people is safeguarded and they are protected in accordance with the legal and statutory obligations of Northamptonshire County Council.

Current opportunities

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Salary up to £34,277 per year - plus £5,000 recruitment bonus and £8,000 towards relocation

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