Children's Services Social Worker

Are you an enthusiastic, passionate and ambitious qualified Social Worker? Join us at Lincolnshire County Council in our vision of "Putting Children First". You will have the support, time and resources you need to develop your Social Work career.

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Social Care Qualified - Children
G8: 28,672 - 32,234
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28,672 - 32,234 + SWE Registration
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West Lindsey FastLincolnELS FASTCIC  NorthOur Children's Services is rated by Ofsted as Outstanding. This is an incredible achievement and something all of us 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.

We are currently looking for qualified Social Workers (Level 1) to join our Family Assessment and Support Teams in the city of Lincoln, and the market towns of Gainsborough and Horncastle. We also have a vacancy in our Children In Care team that covers the North of the County.

The children and families that we work with face a range of challenges, and if you join one of our FAST teams, your caseload will be extremely varied. Our Social Workers work with partners in the authority, other agencies and schools to help improve the outcomes of children's lives. Our practice model is Signs of Safety and this is underpinned by a commitment to restorative practice, meaning that you will be practicing in a way where the strengths of the family and their network are honoured, where families are supported to develop their own solutions and where plans are child centred with the voice of the child being at the heart.

As a Level 1 Social Worker in our team you'll use your skills, knowledge and experience to manage a range of cases from assessment to ongoing interventions, leading on these from start to finish meaning children and families have consistency of Social Workers. You'll work directly with children, young people and their families and other stakeholders to build a brighter future for the children and families who need our help.

We understand that being a Social Worker can be a challenging, often emotional but also a very rewarding career.  This is why you will be surrounded by a supportive, caring and compassionate team. You'll co-work more complex caseloads alongside more experienced Social Workers helping you make the right decisions when it matters most. You will receive monthly formal professional and case supervision; take part in monthly group learning and also participate in monthly team meetings. You will also have the opportunity to complete a fully funded PQ module. Your continued professional development will be as important to us as it is to you, and your learning and development will remain in focus throughout the year, not just during your annual appraisal.  Our offer of complimentary access to the Research in Practice online platform further demonstrates this.

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. Our team members are more than happy to talk about working in their team, and we understand that you may have questions so please get in touch with us to find out more by emailing If you'd simply like to know more about being a Social Worker then please contact

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


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Please note all shortlisted candidates will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Tier 2 sponsorship is not available for this post.


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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