Newly Qualified Social Worker - Children's
We are looking for newly qualified social workers to join our Family Assessment and Support Teams in Lincoln, West Lindsey, East Lindsey, South Kesteven and North Kesteven. We also have a vacancy in our countywide Children With Disabilities team and our Children In Care team that covers the North of the County.
Starting your social work career with us, you'll join our Children's Services that 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 know that the better you do, the better we can care for our community. That’s why we’re invested in your success. Here, we’ll give you all of the support you require as a newly qualified Social Worker.
Lincolnshire Children's Services believe that the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) is a crucial part of your professional development, that's why our NQSW's undertaking their ASYE are given a protected and reduced workload to enable time for learning and development. The comprehensive programme has been designed to enhance your skills, knowledge and capability and strengthen your professional confidence.
NQSWs hold Child in Need, Child Protection and Looked After Children social work cases and co-work more complex casework alongside an experienced, registered social worker ensuring they have the encouragement, time and resources they need to provide an excellent quality of service - the kind of service we as individuals would wish to receive.
The children and families that we work with face a range of challenges, and if you join us, your caseload will be extremely varied. Our Social Workers work closely with several agencies and services 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 encouraged to develop their own solutions and where plans are child centred with the voice of the child being at the heart.
During the 12 month ASYE programme, you can expect to receive regular, high quality, reflective supervision (weekly for the first 6 weeks; fortnightly until the mid-point review at six months and monthly after 6 months). You'll be observed on multiple occasions which affords the opportunity to involve service users and/or carers in your assessment. You'll complete Critical Reflection Logs which is fundamental in developing critical reflective practice. You'll also complete formal personal supervision and take part in monthly group learning making sure you have all of the knowledge and training you need to complete your ASYE.
You will be supported in your work through our excellent training and learning offer, which includes complimentary access to the Research in Practice online platform.
We would love to offer you the opportunity to hear more about why working in our team should be the first step in your career. Nathan, one of our ASYE's shares his experience below:
"I am a Newly Qualified Social Worker for Lincolnshire, I think this is a good place to work because the support that is offered to staff is fantastic - with regular personal and case management supervisions to check progress and to be able to seek support. Despite being in the FAST team, I feel like I have been able to approach a lot of different organisations under the LCC umbrella to ask for their help and there has always been someone to help. The practice standards within Lincolnshire are also high, and to me that highlights how much the organisation values and promotes the safeguarding and welfare needs of the children and families we work with." Nathan, ASYE.
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 by emailing email@example.com to find out more.
Start your social work career with us today and use your skills where they matter most.
If this sounds like the role for you, please click "apply now" and put which post you are applying for. When completing your application, we recommend you use the job description and person specification to help you demonstrate in your personal statement that you have the skills and qualities we are looking for. If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council then please click on the following link: www.lincolnshire.gov.uk. Check out our Employer Zone on Community Care or follow us on:
If this sounds like a career you are interested in but you're not currently studying to become a social worker then why not speak to your local university to see what courses they can offer? Please visit https://www.basw.co.uk/ for more information on becoming a social worker.
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.