• Child Protection, Children's Services, MASH, Qualified Social Worker, Referral & Assessment

Social Worker – Duty and Assessment

  • Northampton
  • Temporary
  • 11 months ago
  • £38 Per Hour

Job Information

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    Category Child Protection, Children's Services, MASH, Qualified Social Worker, Referral & Assessment
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    Posted On April 11, 2023

Job Description

Pixel Personnel are currently recruiting for an experienced Qualified Social Work to join our clients Duty and Assessment Team based in Northampton. Excellent rates of pay on offer at £38 per hour (Umbrella). This is a full role based on 37 hours per week. Contracts on offer for 6 months initially with hybrid working in place.

Social Worker Duty and Assessment 

The duty and assessment team is the frontline, single point of contact for all incoming safeguarding concerns relating to young people within the catchment area. Reports will initially come into the MASH service, and then be passed on to Duty and Assessment Team (DAAT). This sector consists of 6 teams, of approximately 8-10 staff each, with every team consisting of a Team Manager, Advanced Practitioner, Social Workers, Newly Qualified Social Workers, and Family Support Workers.

As far as service expectations go, CIN cases are expected to be visited within 5 days, whereas CP cases are expected to be visited within 24 hours, or same day if possible, and the service moves at pace to ensure every child is seen promptly.

DAAT is a countywide service, covering all areas of Northamptonshire.  However the team hopes to support Social Workers long term to have their ‘allocated area’ to work in, meaning they will only cover cases within a given geographical area (e.g. – Daventry/Northampton Central/Corby)

The team operates on a 6-week duty cycle, with candidates needing to be in office for a FULL week during their duty week, and to be local during visit time. Aside from the on-site duty activity required during their allocated week, candidates can work remotely for the other 4 weeks.

For Social workers remote working, they will be given a laptop as standard, but keyboards and extra screens can be provided for ease of working if required. The service strives to fully support candidates to work from home/office in the best, most productive manner possible. Condensed hours will be considered, but the Social Worker must still be able to commit to full time 5 days during their week on duty.

Duty And Assessment Team  at Northamptonshire Childrens Trust is a stable service, with top level management being predominantly permanent, and the locum Managers that currently reside, have both been in the service 2+ years, meaning all managers are ‘time served’ members of the team, and able to offer enhanced support.

Social Worker Duty and Assessment Requirements:

  • A professional qualification in social work and experience of working with children and young people, in particular previous experience within Assessment, MASH or CP
  • Strong, proven skill when carrying out assessments for young people at risks
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Registered social worker with Social Work England

Benefits of working with Pixel for your next Social Work Job:

  • Your own dedicated & experienced Social Work Consultant
  • Free on-going CPD training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • Recommend a friend scheme – Receive £300 per successful referral*
  • Secure your own role Scheme – Receive £350 for finding or bringing your own position to Pixel Personnel*
  • In house payroll, offering quick weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed for free upon registering

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or any other Social Work jobs & opportunities Pixel Personnel have available feel free to click the 'Apply' button below or contact the team on 01920 898 704 or email your CV to us at contact@pixelpersonnel.co.uk

*Terms and conditions are applicable to the recommend a friend and secure your own role scheme.