Ref. 63136

Principal Social Worker

  • Location: Northampton, England
  • Salary: £37 - £37 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time







Seven Social Care is looking for a Principal Social Worker  in North Northamptonshire Council.


Overall Purpose of the Job


To provide and maintain a high quality of direct practice within the team to promote independence, social inclusion and the safeguarding of adults.


To undertake delegated responsibility for the functioning of the team


Main Accountabilities


1. In the absence of the Team Manager, and within a scheme of delegation, to take summary decisions to ensure effective running of the team and use of resources.


2. To contribute to the monitoring of the budget in accordance with the service policies and procedures and complying with all financial regulations.


3. To develop, implement and maintain effective performance management and quality assurance systems and to use the information to ensure continuous improvement in delivery of services.


4. To contribute to the recruitment and induction of staff.


5. To contribute to the development and delivery of the team service plan.


6. To directly support care managers and other support staff and to ensure through training, development and appraisal programmes that they can maintain professional standards and deliver an effective service to customers, carers and other agencies.


7. To implement mobile working in line with North Northamptonshire Council policies.



8. To commit to and develop effective partnership working with specified agencies and organisations.


9. To assume the role of lead practitioner in certain situations of specific complexity or of a particular specialist nature.


10. To ensure the implementation of electronic data systems to effectively manage information on staff customer services.


11. Demonstrate awareness/understanding of equal opportunities and other people’s behavioural, physical, social and welfare needs.


12. Ensure that reasonable care is taken at all times for the health, safety and welfare of yourself and other persons, and to comply with the policies and procedures relating to health and safety within the department.


Working with Seven Social Care:


Established in 2011, Seven Social Care is a leading provider of social care professionals to county councils, charities, hospitals, care homes and private organisations across the UK.


Seven is the recruitment service that guarantees experienced, qualified and available staff exactly when you need them. Our expert talent acquisition team seamlessly connect professionals to all areas of social care; including Children and Adults, Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Community, Support Work and everything in between.


After being shortlisted for multiple awards in 2018, we are proud of our nationwide reputation for providing a world-class recruitment service that is underpinned by honesty, integrity and attention to detail.


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