Consultant Social Worker - Children in Care Team

Location Northamptonshire
Job type Permanent
Salary £37023 per annum
Contact Jenifer Watts
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Reference HQ00094739_1564062184

Sanctuary Social Care has a permanent vacancy for an experienced and dedicated Consultant Social Worker to work full-time within a Children in Care Team based in Northamptonshire. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice and be registered with the HCPC.

The salary for this permanent Consultant Social Worker job is from £37,023 per annum (plus £5,000 Golden Hello).


The Consultant Social Workers are non-case holding and will provide support and mentoring to social workers in the team. The role may incorporate supervision and support of Family Support Worker and Life story Workers. The Consultant Social Workers will be practice champions for Signs of Safety and the successful candidates will be trained to deliver this support and service. The Consultant Practitioners need to be passionate about children in care and will advocate and support good practice in the service.

The role will focus on:

  • Supporting the delivery of high quality services to children, young people and their families, using the Signs of Safety Practice, coaching and mentoring.

  • Support the team's professional development through a range of ways, including group supervision.

  • Support the team to meet its service objectives, key performance targets and statutory duties.

  • The role will support the team and other professionals both internally and externally.

Requirements of the Consultant Social Worker:

  • Recognised and relevant professional qualification e.g. DipSW, CQSW, CSS.

  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

  • A minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience

  • Significant senior level frontline experience within children's services


This Consultant Social Worker job is advertised by Jenifer Watts; if you are interested in this position, please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.