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Advanced Practitioner - CSC Screening Team

We have an exciting opportunity for an Advanced Practitioner to join the Social Care Screening Team on a 12 month fixed term contract.

Social Care
Job Category
Social Care Qualified - Children
General Location
35,745 - 39,880
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Appointment Type
Closing Date
Job Reference

Our Children's Services is rated by Ofsted as Outstanding. This is an incredible achievement and something we 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.

Lincolnshire Children's Services pride ourselves on providing the right support at the right time to support the needs of a child and their family.  As an Advanced Practitioner in the integrated front door team, you’ll  work alongside your LCC colleagues and partner agencies in supporting the decision making at the front door to determine what the right support is as they present.  This is an exciting opportunity to have real input in to the efficient and effective delivery of social care in a nationally leading local authority.

We are a small and dedicated team of experienced social workers working together to make decisions at the front door and determine the right level of support required for a child or family when concerns arise about their safety or well-being.  The role involves screening contacts about children and young people as well as holding consultations with partner agencies to advise and guide them about the right support required for an individual child and his or her family.  

We believe that supporting emotional resilience is always important, but particularly so when you are working with the most complex and challenging of cases.  We will provide you with a good work/life balance and flexibility, regular formal as well as informal supervision, monthly group learning and team meetings and access to emotional wellbeing support/counselling.  You will be further supported in your work through our excellent training and learning offer and complimentary access to the Research in Practice and Community Care online platforms.

Our practice model is Signs of Safety and this is underpinned by a commitment to restorative practice, meaning that you will practice in a way where the strengths of the family and their network are honoured, where families are encouraged to develop their own solutions and where plans are child centred with the voice of the child being at the heart.

We offer a competitive salary £35,745 - £39,880 and 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. The team members are more than happy to talk about the role and the opportunities working here brings, and we appreciate that you may have questions so please get in touch to find out more by emailing

Take your next step with us today and use your skills where they matter most.

At the current time during the Coronavirus restrictions,  all our employees are working from home if they are able to do so to support the health and safety of all of our colleagues.  We are embracing new ways of working and we are anticipating that remote working will continue to be a key feature of this role. You will be  given a nominated contractual work base and once current restrictions are lifted you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary.  

Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.


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.

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.