Targeted Support

Children First Northamptonshire’s 0 to 19 Targeted Support Service offers intensive support to children and families with identified complex support needs, where children are at risk of poor outcomes due to problems in the level of care and parenting they receive and where they experience difficulties at home or at school.​

This can happen for a variety of reasons including:

  • inappropriate parenting or behaviour management
  • domestic abuse
  • inadequate housing or risk of homelessness
  • parental conflict
  • impaired physical or emotional wellbeing of parent or child
  • poor attachment
  • neglect and substance misuse

All of these leave children and young people at risk of poor educational attainment, reduced physical and mental health outcomes and at a considerable disadvantage as they enter adulthood where there is a risk they will repeat a cycle that may well impact adversely on their own children. 

The 0 to 19 Early Help Service offers a countywide service with teams working from a number of children’s centre bases and also remotely to best meet the needs of children and families.

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 

Service manager - File Download - Service Manager job description (PDF 120KB)Service Manager job description (PDF 120KB)

Salary up to £60,071 per year - up to £8,000 towards relocation.

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