Experienced Children's Services Social Workers
- Lincolnshire County Council
- £32,234 - £35,745 + 7% annual retention bonus
- Social Care & Nursing
- Contract Type
- Full Time
Are you an experienced Social Worker passionate about advocating for others? Join us at Lincolnshire County Council in our vision of "Putting Children First". We will give you the support and resources you need to provide an excellent quality of service. Our Children's Services is rated by Ofsted as Outstanding. This is an incredible achievement and something all of us are extremely proud of as it reflects the quality of social work practice we deliver to the children, young people and families we support across the County. We are currently looking for experienced qualified Social Workers (Level 2) to join our Family Assessment and Support Teams in Lincoln, Boston, West Lindsey, North Kesteven and South Kesteven on a full time basis. The children and families that we work with face a range of challenges, and if you join one of our FAST teams, your caseload will be extremely varied. Our Social Workers work closely with several agencies and services to help improve the outcomes of children's lives. Our practice model is Signs of Safety and this is underpinned by a commitment to restorative practice, meaning that you will be practicing in a way where the strengths of the family and their network are honoured, where families are supported to develop their own solutions and where plans are child centred with the voice of the child being at the heart. As a Level 2 Social Worker you will be responsible for assessing social care needs, support planning and reviewing packages of care. You'll use your specialist knowledge and experience to manage a range of more complex cases, leading on these from start to finish meaning children and families have consistency of Social Worker. We understand that being a Social Worker can be a challenging, often emotional but also a very rewarding career. That's why we'll give you the tools, confidence and knowledge required to take your career to the next level. You will receive monthly formal professional and case supervision; take part in monthly group learning and also participate in monthly team meetings. Your continued professional development will be as important to us as it is to you, and your learning and development will remain in focus throughout the year, not just during your annual appraisal. Because progress in your career, means progress in our practice. Our offer of complimentary access to the Research in Practice and Community Care online platforms further demonstrates the support you will receive. We offer a competitive salary £32,234 - £35,745 and a 7% annual retention bonus to Level 2 social workers in these teams. We'll also pay for your annual SWE registration. We would love to offer you the opportunity to hear more about why working in one of our teams should be the next step in your career. Our team members are more than happy to talk about working in their team, and we understand that you may have questions so please get in touch with us to find out more by emailing recruitmentlincolnshire.gov.uk . If you'd simply like to know more about being a Social Worker then please contact laura.bonnerlincolnshire.gov.uk Take your next step with us today and use your skills where they matter most. Apply If this sounds like the role for you, please click "apply now" and specify which post you are applying for. When completing your application, we recommend you use the job description and person specification to help you demonstrate in your personal statement that you have the skills and qualities we are looking for. If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council then please click on the following link: www.lincolnshire.gov.uk . Check out our Employer Zone on Community Care or follow us on: Please note all shortlisted candidates will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Tier 2 sponsorship is not available for this post. An Attraction Supplement of 7 % of the starting salary will be applied to appointments made to FAST teams. The supplement applies only to these posts, is time limited and is subject to regular reviews. The payment is not consolidated into your basic salary but is pensionable. Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application. On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions. Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns. In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.