Service Care Solutions Ltd

Social Worker

Service Care Solutions are currently recruiting for a Qualified social worker in Northampton, to work in a Fostering Social Services Department.

This position will be based in a busy Fostering Team.

We are looking to recruit highly motivated qualified Social Workers for a Fostering team who will be able to assess effectively and manage a fast-paced work environment.

For this position, you must have -

  • A degree or masters in Social Work (or any other recognised equivalent qualification)

  • Social Work England registration

We are looking for a social worker who has experience in supervising foster carers.

Whilst still being a part of the Children's Trust they are also a standalone Independent Fostering Agency.

Their team provides support and supervision to approved foster carers.

They also run the Duty system working with the Placements Team whereby children are placed with foster carers.

They have several specialist schemes including Family Link carers for children with disabilities, Resilience carers for young people stepping down from residential, Parent and Child carers for parent and babies as well as other mainstream carers to support.

The successful candidate will have the following skills.

  • To undertake and participate in risk assessments and risk management strategies, and to refer to other agencies where appropriate.

  • To undertake statutory duties as required, e.g.

    compile reports, attend courts, attend mental health tribunals.

  • To identify suitable providers and to arrange the delivery of appropriate care packages.

    To identify and feedback to the Team Manager any service provision deficiencies.

Up to £150 per week for candidates living over 60 miles away from the office (need proof of address in order to receive) (PRO RATA for part-time workers)

£30 per day for days outside of the duty week that the candidate works from the office if over 60 miles away

For those based out of One Angel Square, subsidised parking is available for a fee of £20 per month.

For those based at other locations free onsite parking is available.

Working with Service Care Solutions comes with many benefits, including -

  • A specialist consultant within an experience and dedicated Social Work recruitment team

  • Excellent rates of pay

  • An extensive range of Social Work vacancies available throughout the UK

  • Payroll service twice a week

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Emma at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208964 or email

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So, if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed!

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