Quality Improvement Social Worker

Employer
Lancashire County Council
Location
Preston
Salary
£30,095-£34,373 Per annum
Closing date
7 Aug 2022

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Are you ready for a fresh challenge? Do you want to flourish in a supportive, team focused, environment? Would you like to work with people in the community to build on their strengths, promote their independence and achieve their goals?
If the answer is yes, then Lancashire County Council wants to hear from you.

 We have exciting opportunities within Quality, Contracts and Safeguarding Adults in the Care Settings Intervention Team.

This full time permanent post is based at County Hall, covers all areas of Lancashire and agile working is required.


At this time, this post remains a COVID-19 critical post. The successful applicant will be required to undergo regular COVID-19 testing and is strongly encouraged to take up the offer of the COVID-19 vaccination.

We're looking for someone who can demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Ability to undertake high quality assessments, reviews and support plans for individuals.
  • Contribution to effective team working and service development and to work with management to identify improvements that could be introduced to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the service.
  • Ability to build and sustain relationships to work collaboratively with colleagues and external partners involved in service provision, e.g. Care Providers as required, whilst having confidence to challenge what is not working and work creatively to suggest alternative proposals.
  • Someone who can work under pressure, manage their time flexibly, intelligently under multiple demands and prioritise and manage a caseload.

 

What can we offer you?

  • Flexible working opportunities
  • A competitive salary
  • Inclusion in the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • The opportunity to pay into an Additional Voluntary Contribution (AVC) scheme alongside the workplace pension
  • Generous annual leave entitlement as well as the opportunity to purchase additional leave throughout the year
  • A wide range of benefits are available, from discounts with local retailers, through to financial assistance
  • Access to a Credit Union
  • Registering body membership fees reimbursed (if registration is an essential requirement of your role)
  • Strong links with neighbouring Higher Education Institutions as part of the Greater Lancashire Teaching Partnership
  • Enrolment onto the Adult Social Care Academy, a bespoke training programme which supports staff through their first year with Adult Social Care
  • Enrolment and support through the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) for newly qualified Social Workers
  • Opportunities to acquire additional role specific qualifications through the Apprenticeship schemes
  • Access to a wealth of practice resources as part of our subscription to Research in Practice
  • A well-established staff Health and Wellbeing programme
  • Maternity, paternity, adoption, parental and carers' leave
  • Sickness pay
  • Bike to work scheme in accordance with www.cyclescheme.co.uk

 If this sounds like the right opportunity for you and you think you have what we're looking for, please apply to work with us using the attached 'Role Profile and Specification' document to support you in writing your application.

 *Please ensure you have uploaded and attached your supporting statement to evidence how you meet the criteria for the role. The panel may be unable to shortlist you for interview without this evidence*

 For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact: Tina Middleton 01524 585925 or by email to tina.middleton@lancashire.gov.uk

To be appointed as a Social Worker, you must be registered with Social Work England (SWE) or have applied to be registered.

Applications may be considered if you are working towards a qualification that is essential to the role you are applying for, with the expectation of completion, within the next 3 months at the date of application.

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013).
If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Further information can be found on the 'Our Recruitment Process' tab.

You will be required to provide a car for use in connection with the duties of this post and you must be insured for business use. However, we may consider you if you cannot drive because of a disability. Applications may also be considered by those whose ability to drive has been directly affected by the pandemic owing to DVLA delays and difficulties sourcing lessons. However, this is dependent on the needs of the service and decisions are at the discretion of the recruiting manager. It will be a requirement that anyone who is successfully appointed and cannot drive will be expected to pass their test and provide a car in connection with their business duties within their 6-month probationary period. 

As per the Council's response to COVID-19, interviews may be held via Microsoft Teams video conferencing, support for which will be given.

We look forward to considering your application.

In return Lancashire County Council offers a range of benefits, found on our website here

We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.

Job Description and Person Specification

Additional Information

  • Minimum Salary: 30095
  • Maximum Salary: 34373
  • Pay Basis: Yearly
  • Schedule Type: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: 37
  • Closing Date: Aug 7, 2022

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