Hospital Social Worker Level 2

Director Area
Adult Care and Community Wellbeing
Job Location(s)
Boston; Lincolnshire
Service Area
Hospitals and Special Projects - Pilgrim Hospital
G9: 31,371 - 34,788
Job Category
Social Care: Adults
Criminal Record Check
Enhanced Adult Workforce with adult barred list
Contract Type
Appointment Type
Hours per week
Relocation Expenses
Politically Restricted Post
Closing Date
Job Reference

Hospital Social Worker level 2

Lincolnshire Adult Care – Working at the heart of our communities

Adult's Services Social Worker Level 2

Boston Pilgrim Hospital

G9: £31,371 - £34,788

Lincolnshire Adult Care is in the business of people. People have challenges in their lives, but they also have success, strengths, aspirations and goals. The role of Adult Care is to understand who the people we work with are, what is important to them, what they aspire to and what they want to change. Our role is to build a relationship with people, understand what they wish to achieve and support them to have the best possible outcomes in their lives.

Our involvements are about making a difference to people's lives by listening, empowering, understanding and working together to help people be active participants in their support.

Like all Local Authorities, we face challenges, but we are really proud that we’ve still continued to provide high quality services to the people of Lincolnshire. We continue to strive for more creative ways of improving services and relationships with other partners, such as the NHS and care providers.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to the principles of choice, independence and personalisation. The successful candidate will be committed to taking on the challenges and opportunities created by the Care Act to support people to have increased choice and control in the way they organise their social care support. You will support people to develop links within their own community, looking at creative and strengths based solutions and will be committed to supporting effective multi-agency working with partner organisations.

If you have an enquiring mind and are committed to the promotion of wellbeing and safeguarding of adults at risk then this would be a great opportunity for you.

About you

Are you an ambitious, diligent and hardworking individual? Are you interested in working within an organisation that is committed to providing an exceptional and integral service to the communities of Lincolnshire, where you can make a difference? If so, Lincolnshire County Council has the role for you.

The level 2 Social Worker post holder must hold a professional Social Work qualification e.g. DIPSW, CQSW, CETSW, CSS or BA Social Work and ensure that registration with the HCPC/Social Work England is maintained and renewed appropriately. You should have at least 2 years post qualifying practice experience within a Social care role. You should be able to demonstrable commitment to continuous professional development and to work as part of a team, learning from and contributing to the development of others. You will also have the organisational and administrative skills necessary for managing a complex and varied caseload. The post holders will work as part of the 7 day Adult Care rota on-site at Pilgrim Hospital; supported by a Hospital Manager. This equates to approximately 1:4 weekends worked, and these are all scheduled 3 months in advance.

It goes without saying that it is essential that you can show sound knowledge of relevant legislation underpinning statutory Adult Care Practice, Social Work theory and be able to demonstrate values that promote wellbeing, challenge oppression and discriminations and empower people to live well.

We are looking for someone who wants to use these skills and knowledge in a more creative and innovative way. If this sounds like you, then you may be just the person we are looking for and we would love to hear from you.

Our offer to you – Our people are our most valuable asset

Our Adult Care Teams work at the heart of their communities, covering specific geographic areas. They are made up of strong and effective people who are determined to achieve our vision and objectives.  Our Social Workers receive excellent supervision, access to learning and development opportunities and protected time to support continuous professional development. Lincolnshire County Council is particularly committed to supporting social workers to access additional qualifications such as AMHP and Practice educator.

We also offer:

• A competitive salary

• Protected CPD time

• Flexible working policies

• Career progression opportunities

• An annual leave entitlement of up to 28 days plus the option to buy more

• Payment of your annual HCPC/ registration

• ASYE programme for newly qualified Social Workers

• Defined benefit pension Scheme

• Comprehensive Learning & Development opportunities

• Car loan and lease scheme

• Career development pathway

• Paid mileage

• Pool car scheme available

• Comprehensive staff discount scheme

Lincolnshire, a place to live and grow

One of the main reasons for joining Lincolnshire County Council is…well, Lincolnshire. With great schools, beautiful surroundings and affordable housing, this could be your ideal next move. From the big open spaces Lincolnshire is known for, including the famous Lincolnshire Wolds and 50 miles of coastline, there is probably more than you expected to our county.

From idyllic villages to the city of Lincoln, we have thousands of years of history meeting with a growing cosmopolitan University. Lincolnshire offers the perfect balance of opportunity, affordability and security. And we make sure you can make the most of it, giving you the flexibility to find your ideal work-life balance.

Not only is Lincolnshire one of the safest places to live in the UK, it's also one of the most affordable with average house prices up to 35% lower than the national average. 90% of our schools are rated outstanding or good and we have two growing universities, both of which have achieved gold awards for their teaching excellence.

It's not just about what's in our county that matters, with up to 9 trains per day to London and modern transport links, Lincolnshire is a gateway to the Midlands and East of England.

So, if you're looking for a place that delivers quality of life and the chance for you and your family to grow Lincolnshire might just be the place for you.

If you would like an informal discussion or have any questions about the Social Work posts please contact: Heather Tasker on 01205 445341 or via email:

Interviews will take place the week commencing 14 October.  

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.

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