Social Worker Duty & Assessment Northampton SW5156

  • Type: Full Time
  • Location: Northamptonshire
  • Role: Rolling temp contract
  • Salary: to £38 per hour
  • Reference: SW5156
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SW Locums need a Qualified Social Worker with Social Work England Registration and excellent UK experience, to work in the Duty and Assessment Team in Northamptonshire.

Caseloads are capped off at 35, with cases currently sitting at around 25-30. Workloads are rearranged when needed to compensate, and it is worth noting that a lot of families will have higher number of children, so a social worker may only be working with around 5 families at a time.

General Overview:

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 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. This may sound daunting to potential candidates, however the team hopes to support candidates 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)

Working Arrangements:

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 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.

Condensed hours will be considered, but the candidate must still be able to commit to full time 5 days during their week on duty.

Team Feel:

DAAT at NCT is a stable service, with top level management being predominantly perm, and the locum TMs 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.

DAAT can offer training to locums via overspill from perm training allocations, and will book candidates to training based on time served at the authority.

At SW Locums you will benefit from:

  • Constant support with your own, vastly experienced and knowledgeable consultant.
  • Great rates of pay.
  • No “waffle” straight talking, conscientious and informed advice.
  • Fastest and accurate payments available.
  • Contact available 24/7.
  • Access to exclusive vacancies nationwide.
  • Free DBS and compliance service.
  • Access to on-going training opportunities.
  • Industry leading “Refer a Friend” recommendation scheme offering up to £300 for successfully placed referrals.
  • Excellent “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *
* Terms and conditions apply to our bonus scheme.