Advanced Practitioner Social Worker (PERI Team)
Advanced Practitioner Social Worker (PERI Team)
Lincolnshire | Countywide
Permanent - Grade 10 £34,106 - £38,052
This is what progress looks like
Families change. We change with them. That’s why to us, social work is always work in progress. There has never been a more exciting time to join our team: as well as making a difference to the lives of families in Lincolnshire, we’re sharing best practice and driving innovation as an improvement partner to other authorities.
As an Advanced Practitioner you will be at the forefront of that process, identifying, assessing, planning, implementing and reviewing the care needs of our most complex children and families.
This is what innovation looks like
Here at Lincolnshire County Council, we believe that children, young people and families deserve outstanding social care. That’s why we’ve taken a pioneering approach, leading exciting new government programmes like Partners in Practice and implementing Signs of Safety across all service areas. Now, we’re continuing that process with our PERI Team. Made up of two Advanced Practitioners and four Level 2 Social Workers, this unit helps our other social workers tackle spikes in cases or resourcing challenges. At the frontline of our service, these are the experts we rely on when help is needed the most.
What you’ll be doing
As an Advanced Practitioner with our PERI Team, you will collaborate with social workers from across our council, helping make workloads more manageable during challenging times, creating consistency and stability, and having a positive effect on the way we all work. You’ll provide a safe, child-focused service using the Signs of Safety framework and make sure we achieve an outstanding standard of health and personal development for each and every child in your care. We’d also like you to develop the leaders of the future by managing, mentoring and developing the social workers in your team, helping them to improve their practice and giving them increasing responsibility for their own caseloads.
What we’re looking for
- Significant social work exPERIence and an in-depth knowledge of relevant legislation.
- A firm belief in the importance of social work values and practice.
- An innovative and inspirational leader who provides a high level of support at all times.
- An excellent communicator who builds strong working relationships with colleagues, families and external agencies.
- First-class time management and organisational skills.
- Above all, someone who wants to achieve the best possible result for each and every child.
In return, we’re committed to supporting your continuous professional development and career progression. We offer a 7% annual retention bonus to our Advanced Practitioners working within our FAST Teams.
We understand that you may have questions, or simply want to speak to one of the team to find out more about working here. That’s why we have a dedicated in-house advisor on hand to talk to you, or support you with your application. Simply contact Nikita Lord on 01522 553134 and she’ll be in touch as soon as possible.
If you will require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK, please contact us to discuss this before submitting your application.
All shortlisted candidates will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview.
We reserve the right to close an advert early.
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 'Silver Medallist' 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.