• Children's Services, Qualified Social Worker, Safeguarding

Social Worker – Safeguarding Team

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

Job Information

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    Category Children's Services, Qualified Social Worker, Safeguarding
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    Posted On April 28, 2023

Job Description

Pixel Personnel are a Recruitment Agency specialising in providing Social Workers on a temporary and permanent basis to Local Authorities, NHS trusts, charities and other private organisations throughout the UK. We are assisting our client in Northamptonshire in recruiting for a locum Social Worker to join their Children's Safeguarding service.

An experienced Safeguarding Social Worker is required for an immediate start on a full time basis for an initial 6 month contract based on 37 hours per week based in Northampton with a possibility to extend beyond this. Excellent rates on offer at £38 per hour (Umbrella)  Hybrid working on offer.

Northamptonshire Children's Trust Safeguarding Services hold case that transfer from DAAT at the first Initial Child Protection Conference or at the first Child in Need meeting. They will hold these cases until closure. If case escalate to the court arena or long term looked after the case will transfer to the Children in Care Teams.  
This service consists of 15 teams, spread across North Northamptonshire (Wellingborough / Kettering / Corby), and West Northamptonshire (Daventry / Northampton).

Working Arrangements:
Social Workers typically are based in an office nearest to where their designated cases lie, however for social workers that have cross-county visits to carry out, there is full flexibility for them to ‘hot desk’ at any of the locality offices across Northamptonshire.

Upon joining the service, staff will be expected to spend more time in the office, to meet the team and receive support in their initial weeks. However, after settling in successfully, candidates have opportunities to work from home, except for when on duty/doing visits.

For candidates 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.

Team Feel:
The safeguarding team at Northamptonshire Children's Trust is a supportive, positive environment to work in. The team boasts security due to having a fully permanent managerial team, and both locum and perm staff are supported to challenge themselves and develop in their career.

There is plenty of opportunity for progression within Safeguarding, with many candidates starting as Social Workers and promoting through to Senior Social Worker/Advanced Practitioner.

Training is available to locum and perm staff, and the service aims to invest in its team members, regardless of their status within the service at the time. The perm team are committed and passionate about the service they provide, and welcome both permanent and locum staff to the service with open arms, they are ‘all in it together’

Team Structure:
Each team consists of approximately 8-10 staff each, with every team having a Team Manager, Advanced Practitioner, Social Workers, Newly Qualified Social Workers, and Family Support Workers.

Up to £150 per week for candidates living over 60 miles away from the office (need proof of address in order to receive) (PRO RATA for part-time workers)
£30 per day for days outside of the duty week that the candidate works from the office if over 60 miles away

£0.45p per mile in mileage

For those based out of One Angel Square, subsidised parking is available.  For those based at other locations free onsite parking is available.

Social Worker requirements:

  • Social Work Qualification
  • Current Registration with Social Work England
  • Previous experience of working in a Safeguarding service or similar.

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

  • Your own dedicated & experienced Social Work Consultant
  • Social Workers actively placed via Pixel Personnel are entitled to on-going e-learning/CPD training opportunities
  • 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 roles contact the team on 01920 898 704 or email your CV to us at Mark@pixelpersonnel.co.uk

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