Social Worker Level 1

Are you an enthusiastic and motivated individual? Are you interested in working within an organisation that is committed to providing an outstanding service? If so, Lincolnshire County Council has the role for you.

Lincolnshire County Council is seeking to appoint Social Workers to provide a range of services to support, monitor and review the needs of vulnerable adults in a hospital setting.

Director Area
Adult Care and Community Wellbeing
Job Location(s)
Boston; Lincolnshire, Peterborough
Service Area
Hospital Service
G8: 27,905 - 31,371
Job Category
Social Care: Adults
Criminal Record Check
Enhanced Adult Workforce with adult barred list
Contract Type
Appointment Type
Hours per week
37 hrs
Relocation Expenses
Politically Restricted Post
Closing Date
Job Reference

Social Workers – 3 posts

Grade – Level 1 G8 £27,905 - £31,371

Pilgrim Hospital, Boston

Peterborough City Hospital, Peterborough

37 hours a week over 7 days


The successful applicants will be required to work with an allocated caseload notably older people and younger adults with disabilities in a hospital setting, working collaboratively with health colleagues and other partner agencies. These posts will help us continue our innovative work to put people at the centre of care and support in Lincolnshire. Creativity and problem solving will be crucial to be able to respond to people who may at times be in crisis. A person centred approach when assessing and support planning is required along with a commitment to multi professional engagement. We aim to improve quality of life, promote and enable independence by using a variety of interventions and multi- disciplinary working Under the Care Act 2014. The person must show ability to work autonomously in identifying and addressing need and risk, and have the ability to assess the quality of service offered to an individual and to act to ensure a good quality of provision.  Be able to promote the social inclusion of adults and families you work with.                                       

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.

 Newly qualified social workers will have the opportunity to join the ASYE programme as part of their on-going development.

The 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 is maintained and renewed appropriately and is 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. It is essential that the social worker is able to show sound knowledge of relevant legislation underpinning statutory Adult Care Practice; be able to demonstrate values that promote wellbeing, challenge oppression and discriminations and empower people to live well. There is an element of organisational and administrative skills necessary for managing a caseload.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Heather Tasker on 01205 445341.

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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