Social Worker

Employer
Lancashire County Council
Location
Lancashire
Salary
£30,095-£39,571
Closing date
19 Aug 2022

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Lancashire County Council Children with Disability Team is a progressive and innovative place to come and work for embracing strengths-based approaches and in depth multi agency working, always determined to achieve the best for the children and families we support. There are a range of exciting opportunities available across our social work team as we have finalised the new Children with Disabilities structure, working with positive changes and developments in our service. The Children with Disabilities team is a specialist service holding a variety of experts in managing children with complex needs and therefore would be an excellent opportunity to enhance your Social Work skills. This is a wonderful time to come and work for us!

Social work is both challenging and rewarding, but to ensure it is more rewarding and you are able to make a positive difference in the lives of children and young people we understand the importance of the right support, a healthy work-life balance and a manageable caseload. Within the Inclusion Service, the Children with Disabilities social work team is a generic team offering a wide range of experiences and social work practices and the opportunity to make a real difference through supporting children and young people with disabilities and their families.  We strive towards workers having a more manageable caseload, offering the best training and support and increasing the range of services we offer to ensure our Social Workers make a positive impact on a daily basis.

Newly qualified recruits attend our established Social Work Academy, this is an extensive induction programme followed by regular recall days and training for ASYE's to support increased knowledge and confidence in practice. The Academy is run by a team of Advanced Practitioners who provide a range of support, training and development across our service to help practice to be at the highest standards.  You will also get extensive support, guidance and training from an experienced team of specialist practitioners and managers within the Children with Disabilities Service. 

As one of the largest Local Authorities with a diverse and evolving range of services there are also many opportunities for future career progression and professional development. The right support is key to effective practice and your positive experience as a Social Worker and we have a fantastic group of managers who share our values and aspirations for our service and their Social Workers to provide the support you need to thrive in your work.  

You must be registered (Social Work England) to be appointed as a Social Worker. You will be required to provide a car for use in connection with the duties of this post and must be insured for business use. However, we may consider you if you cannot drive because of a disability.

Social work is both challenging and rewarding, but to ensure it is more rewarding and you are able to make a positive difference in the lives of children and young people we understand the importance of the right support, a healthy work-life balance and a manageable caseload. Within the Inclusion Service, the Children with Disabilities social work team is a generic team offering a wide range of experiences and social work practices and the opportunity to make a real difference through supporting children and young people with disabilities and their families.  We strive towards workers having a more manageable caseload, offering the best training and support and increasing the range of services we offer to ensure our Social Workers make a positive impact on a daily basis.

For any further information please contact Esthel Weekes via email Esthel.Weekes@lancashire.gov.uk 

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