Location Northamptonshire
Job type Temporary
Salary £28 - £32 per hour
Reference 20722
Date posted March 03, 2020
Maxxima’s Social Work team are currently recruiting for Children’s Social Workers to fill job roles in Northamptonshire

The role will be based within Children and Families Services who are looking for Qualified Social Workers to start as soon as possible on a full-time basis.

The pay rate for these roles is up to £32 per hour and the roles will initially be a three-month contract, with the likelihood of extension.

We are looking for experienced Children and Families Social Workers to work in the following busy service

We have an urgent request for 3 Adolescents SW.

The Adolescent Service will provide holistic packages of support around family breakdown and teenage homelessness; teenagers at risk of coming into care; community-based risks including criminal and sexual exploitation and will also support young people with substance misuse and mental health difficulties and those who are permanently excluded from school.

Utilising a relationship-based approach, where the young person is at the heart of everything we do, the service will undertake assessments, both statutory and non-statutory, and will focus on intensive, direct work to meet complex needs and manage associated risks. Some packages of support will be led by social workers, others by lead professionals from across the service, including CFN’s partners. The service wants good outcomes for young people and for them to be safe; adequately housed and supported (with their families wherever possible); physically and emotionally healthy and achieving good outcomes through education, training or employment.

Criteria for posts is as follows:-

Reporting to the Team Manager, the team of 6 social workers will be supported by a Consultant Social Worker, who is non-case holding, and manage an average of 18 cases each. The role has great variety from assessment to court duties and the Social Worker will remain with the young person throughout the process, whilst also enabling the young person to access group work or specialist support.


• HCPC Registration

• Social Worker experience after completion of ASYE (18 months experience)

• Minimum 6 months experience working with young people from 11 to 18

• Enhanced DBS Clearance

• The right to work in the UK


Maxxima benefits:

  • Dedicated and experienced consultants
  • Excellent and highly competitive rates of pay
  • Exclusive opportunities you won’t find anywhere else
  • Dedicated payroll consultant to ensure prompt payment
  • Guidance and advice on CV and interview techniques
  • Practical assistance with professional body registration
  • A choice of PAYE, umbrella or LTD company payments
  • Practical assistance with relocation, accommodation and DBS/CRB checks
  • The security of working with a CCS supplier, established since 2001

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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 by contacting our team. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.

Recommend a colleague:

Often, our candidates are so pleased with our service that they recommend us to their friends and colleagues. To encourage this and say thank you, we offer a referral bonus incentive.

The way it works is simple: if you introduce a candidate who is not previously known to Maxxima and we are successful in placing them, we will pay you up to £1,500. More information regarding referrals can be found on our website.

*The post qualification experience range stated is purely a guide. We will consider candidates that fall outside of this range if they can strongly demonstrate the required competencies.