Childrens Services Advanced Practitioner
Children's Services Advanced Practitioner
As an Advanced Practitioner you will identify, assess, plan, implement and review the care needs of our most complex children and families. 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.
Our Social Work Teams operate across Lincolnshire. Please indicate if you have a preference in terms of work base. We have teams based in Lincoln, Louth, Sleaford, Horncastle, Spalding, Grantham, Boston, North Hykeham and Gainsborough.
Provide a safe, child-focused service for each and every child in your care
Here at Lincolnshire County Council, we believe that children, young people and families deserve outstanding social care. Our high aspirations mean we’re now at the forefront of innovation and while we’ve made great strides, we want to achieve more. Much more. That’s why we’re part of an exciting project with Eileen Munro, using the Signs of Safety framework across all service areas. We’re also involved in the Partners in Practice Programme – an exciting partnership where we work with other best performing local authorities to redefine what children’s services departments look like, with the only design principle being what works for children. Bring your ideas and innovation to the table and you’ll transform the lives of children by delivering tangible results, not only here in Lincolnshire, but across the UK.
Everything we’re doing has created a supportive and vibrant working environment in which we genuinely want you to progress and feel confident in your role.
What you’ll be doing
As an Advanced Practitioner you will identify, assess, plan, implement and review the care needs of our most complex children and families. 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. When it comes to the team, we’d also like you to develop the leaders of the future. You’ll manage, mentor and develop the social workers in your team, helping them to improve their practice and give them increasing responsibility for their own caseloads.
- 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 07775 642 894 and she’ll be in touch as soon as possible.
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.