Childrens Services Social Worker - Children With Disabilities
Are you a qualified Social Worker who wants to make a significant difference to the lives of some of our most vulnerable children and young people? Join us at Lincolnshire County Council in our vision of "Putting Children First". We will give you the support and resources you need to provide an excellent quality of service.
Our 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 a Level 1 or Newly Qualified Social Worker to join our Children With Disabilities team in either Sleaford or Lincoln. We also have a vacancy for an Advanced Practitioner.
We believe that all Disabled Children matter. Based in the modern Sleaford Offices, our CWD team supports children and young people who have severe and profound disabilities. Our team work closely with our partner agencies (including special schools, continuing health care, CAMHS, community nursing teams, our SEND team colleagues and our own dedicated Occupational Therapy team) to help improve the outcomes of children's lives. Our Social Workers have manageable caseloads and work with children and families on a long term basis.
As a Social Worker you will be responsible for assessing social care needs, support planning and reviewing packages of care. You'll use your specialist knowledge and experience to manage a range of cases, leading on these from start to finish meaning children and families have consistency of Social Worker. You'll co-work more complex caseloads alongside more experienced Social Workers helping you make the right decisions when it matters most.
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.
We understand that being a Social Worker can be a challenging, often emotional but also a very rewarding career. That's why we'll give you the tools, confidence and knowledge required to take your career to the next level. You'll be joining our stable leadership team who provide a high level of support to all of our Social Workers. You will receive monthly formal professional and case supervision; take part in monthly group learning and also participate in monthly team meetings. 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 the support you will receive.
As well as case holding, our Advanced Practitioners provide mentoring, coaching, support and practice expertise to other less experienced team members inspiring them in their social work career paths. They also often choose to take up the opportunity we offer to become a Practice Educator for social work students. If you wish to progress into a manager role, as many of our Advanced Practitioners have done, being appointed to an Advanced Practitioner post with us will absolutely provide you with the development opportunities you need to fulfil your ambition.
We offer a competitive salary and we will pay for your annual SWE registration.
We understand that you may have questions so please get in touch with us to find out more by emailing Karen.Dowman@lincolnshire.gov.uk
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.