Childrens Services Practice Supervisor
Children’s Services Practice Supervisor
Spalding FAST and Gainsborough FAST
This is what leadership looks like
As a Practice Supervisor and Frontline Manager in our Spalding Family Assessment and Support Team (FAST), you’ll manage, guide and supervise a small team of social workers, providing primary assessment, support and advice.
Please specify on your personal statement which position you are applying for.
You’ll work with both children and young people within Child in Need (CiN), Child Protection (CP), Looked After Children (LAC) and Care Proceedings to ensure that they are safeguarded at all times. 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.
This is what development looks like
We’re looking for:
- A SWE registered social worker with extensive experience of children’s social work
- Practice Educator Stage 1 and 2 – and ideally a postgraduate management certificate
- Significant experience supporting, guiding and mentoring others
- Knowledge of childcare legislation and experience of Section 47 investigations
- Budget management skills and experience managing projects
- Exceptional organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure
- A great team manager who enjoys working with a diverse range of people
In return, we’re committed to supporting your continuous professional development and career progression – we even offer a 7% annual retention bonus to all our Practice Supervisors within FAST.
This is what innovation looks like
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 in our field, 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, rolling out the Signs of Safety framework across all service areas. And it’s why we’re also involved in the Partners in Practice programme – an exciting partnership where we work with other top-performing local authorities to redefine what children’s services departments should look like. Bring your ideas and innovation to the table and you’ll transform the lives of children, not only here in Lincolnshire, but across the UK.
We understand that you may have questions, or simply want to speak to one of the team to find out more about working here.
For an informal discussion about the role in Spalding please contact Connie Tracey via Connie.Tracey@lincolnshire.gov.uk and she’ll be in touch as soon as possible.
For an informal discussion about the role in Gainsborough please contact Laura Bonner via Laura.Bonner@lincolnshire.gov.uk and she’ll be in touch as soon as possible.
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.