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Social Worker - Children in Care Permanence Team

About the role

The Permanence Team is looking for a Social Worker to join the team to contribute to working collaboratively with families and supporting children, who are looked after by the Local Authority with a Care Plan of adoption, to achieve permanence.

Skilled Social Workers in this team keep children at the heart of all we do; building meaningful relationships with children and young people, their families and carers, to ensure we plan proactively and effectively for the future of every child. 

You will need to demonstrate that you have experience of looked after children care. Your experience could have been gained whilst working in a LAC, court team, attending court whilst working in a safeguarding service or another area of children’s services.

This is a very fast paced and busy role that strives to deliver positive outcomes for our children and families in collaboration with our colleagues in the Children in Care Service and our external partners.

What will you be doing?

  • Undertaking court work proceedings.
  • Previous experience within a Children in Care setting
  • Ability to use a range of evidence-based interventions to effect change with children, young people and families and carers.
  • Skills in anticipating and responding appropriately to situations of conflict.
  • Self-organisation skills, with the ability to respond to duty, an allocated workload, prioritising tasks to achieve goals and meet timescales.
  • Have the proven ability to work autonomously and seek advice when necessary

About you

The applicant must hold a recognised Social Work qualification (degree/diploma) and be registered with Social Work England. 

You will have a strong background in the provision of Children in Care, along with the motivation and drive for self-development.

Previous experience of Adoption and Child Permanence Report (CPR) writing

Enhanced DBS Clearance

The right to work in the UK

Our benefits

We are committed to continuous improvement, building a skilled, knowledgeable, and flexible workforce alongside promoting innovation and creativity whilst keeping children, young people and families at the heart of all we do.

We really value our workforce and offer you a great benefits package including:

  • Recruitment Welcome Bonus £4,000
  • Relocation Costs up to £8,000
  • 2 Day Induction Programme
  • 2 days Signs of Safety training (social care colleagues)
  • Extensive Learning & Development and career development opportunities
  • Flexible and family working arrangements including enhanced maternity benefits
  • A permanent, supportive and inclusive management team where you will be empowered to make good professional decisions
  • Local government Pension Scheme
  • Heavily subsidised town centre car parking scheme
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • 28 days’ annual leave, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time) and an additional 5 days, after 5 years’ service
  • Opportunity to purchase up to 25 days
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Monthly quality supervision
  • SWE Registration paid yearly (social care colleagues)

About us

Northamptonshire Children’s Trust was established in November 2020 to deliver Children’s Services to the newly established North and West Northants County Councils. The Trust is wholly owned and funded but operationally independent from the Councils; this provides the organisation with unique opportunities to explore new ways of working and to be more agile and adaptable in its approach to service delivery. We are developing a culture that allows the very highest quality of professional practice to flourish and evolve, delivering at the cutting edge of new innovation. 


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