Social Worker x4

Lancashire County Council
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Lancashire Child and Youth Justice Service works with children aged 10-18 either involved in or at risk of offending or anti-social behaviour. The service provides support to children, their families, victims and communities through enhancing the safety of children and supporting opportunities for them to achieve positive futures.

Being a Social Worker in the Child and Youth Justice Service is a challenging but rewarding role.  The successful applicants will ensure children and their families/carers are supported by delivering effective assessments and interventions to achieve positive outcomes.  The Child and Youth Justice Service takes a strengths based approach when supporting children.  A commitment to positive partnership working, including working with parents and carers is essential.

Social Workers in the Operations Team will deliver interventions within the community, custodial establishments and undertake work in Courts.  Social Workers in Prevention and Diversion will deliver community based services and will ensure children and their families/carers are supported by delivering effective assessments and interventions to exit the criminal justice system at the earliest opportunity. 

CYJS have received a "good" HMIP Inspection judgement. We are committed to delivering a child first approach, focussing on restorative practice and developing new initiatives such as a trauma informed approach. Our staff are our key asset and CYJS social workers will benefit from having a varied workload, a chance to make a real difference to children and families by delivering direct interventions, a supportive management structure and impressive training offer.

The location of the vacancies are as follows –

Operations – One temporary position in the North area and two permanent positions in the Central area.

Prevention and Diversion – One permanent position and one temporary position on a County wide basis. 

With all the positions, there is an expectation that staff will travel to meet service need.  There are office base locations across the County.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact 01772 532047 and ask to speak to a manager.

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