Duty and Assessment

Duty and assessment is the single point of contact for all safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people in Northamptonshire.

Professionals from a range of services that have contact with children, young people, their families and carers, collaborate to ensure immediate and prompt responses. Their combined knowledge and expertise keeping children and young people in Northamptonshire safe from harm.

With a rotating duty element, the team works at pace, completing robust short-term quality assessments of need, ensuring the right service provision is in place. Skilled social workers in these teams are friendly and confident professionals, who are able to work collaboratively to very tight deadlines, and ensure the child's voice is evident throughout.

We have recently restructured these teams and from October will have additional experienced team members in place for 26 weeks, to support us with reducing workloads and implementing positive change.

We are currently recruiting for Early Help workers to support the smooth step down from Tier 4 services. We are excited to be also creating 4 Pods and a Domestic Abuse Triage Pod.

We have a range of opportunities for experienced social workers and leaders who will contribute creatively to the development of this evolving service.

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

Social worker - File Download - Social worker job description (PDF 172KBSocial worker job description (PDF 172KB)

Salary up to £34,277 per year - plus £4,000 recruitment bonus and £8,000 towards relocation

Consultant social worker - Consultant social worker job description (PDF 157KB)

Salary up to £37,023 per year - plus £3,000 recruitment bonus and £8,000 towards relocation

Team manager - File Download - Team Manager job description (PDF 112KB)Team Manager job description (PDF 112KB)

 Salary up to £47,968 per year - plus £2,200 recruitment bonus and £8,000 towards relocation

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