Childrens Services Advanced Practitioner - Fostering Team

Children's Services Advanced Practitioner - Fostering Team 

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. 

Director Area
Children's Services
Job Category
Social Care: Children
Service Area
Children's Social Workers
Job Location(s)
Louth
Grade
G10: 34,788 - 38,813
Sponsorship
No
Relocation Expenses
Yes
Politically Restricted Post
No
Interviews
15/06/2020
Contract Type
Permanent
Appointment Type
Full-time
Hours per week
37
Closing Date
07/06/2020
Job Reference
10662

Our Social Work Teams operate across Lincolnshire. The Fostering North Team based in Louth has a vacancy on a permanent basis.

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.

About you

  • 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. 

Apply

If this role is of interest, then please read through the full Job Description prior to applying, to ensure your cover all essential criteria. If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council and our current vacancies then click the following link: www.lincolnshire.gov.uk .  If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please give Lisa Webb at lisa.webb@lincolnshire.gov.uk.

Applications Close on 07/06/2020 and interviews will be held W/C 15/06/2020.

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 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.

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