Duty and Assessment

Duty and assessment (DAAT) is the single point of contact for all safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people in Northamptonshire.

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There are 6 teams within DAAT, each team consists of a Team Manager, Advanced Practitioner, who holds complex cases and supports 5 or 6 Social Workers and a Newly Qualified Social Worker within their team. We collaborate with other professionals to ensure immediate and prompt responses.

Their combined knowledge and expertise keep children and young people in Northamptonshire safe from harm. We are supporting excellence in Social Work practice, with a signs of safety based approach, and clear personal development opportunities for the right candidates.

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

Social worker 

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

Senior social worker

Salary up to £40,419 per year - plus £3,000 recruitment bonus and £8,000 towards relocation

Advanced practitioner

Salary up to £43,273 per year - plus £3,000 recruitment bonus and £8,000 towards relocation

Team manager

Salary up to £53,494 per year - plus £2,200 recruitment bonus (external candidates only) and £8,000 towards relocation

Strategic manager

Salary up to £82,348 per year and £8,000 towards relocation.

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