Adolescent Service

The new Adolescent Service in Northampton provides holistic packages of support around family breakdown and teenage homelessness; teenagers at risk of coming into care; and community-based risks including criminal and sexual exploitation.

A smiling social workerThe team also supports young people with substance misuse and mental health difficulties and those who are permanently excluded from school.

The service is within the support and safeguarding team and is currently recruiting for a range of roles for experienced social workers and leaders passionate about working with teenagers. We're looking for people who will rise to the challenge and contribute creatively to the development of this new service.

Adopting a relationship-based approach, where young people are at the heart of everything we do, the service undertakes assessments, both statutory and non-statutory, and focuses on intensive, direct work to meet complex needs and manage associated risks.

Some packages of support are led by social workers, others by partners and lead professionals from across the service.

The team wants young people to be safe; adequately housed and supported (with their families wherever possible); physically and emotionally healthy, and achieving good outcomes through education, training and employment.

What does the job involve?

To deliver and provide social work services, at a level appropriate for a professionally qualified post, to young people and families to ensure the welfare of children and young people is safeguarded and they are protected in accordance with the legal and statutory obligations of Northamptonshire County Council.

Current opportunities

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Salary up to £36,597 per year - plus £4,000 welcome bonus and £8,000 towards relocation.

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