Lead Groupworker

Lancashire County Council
Preston, Lancashire
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Children and Family Wellbeing Service in this specialist role.

We are looking for 4 full time posts (one in each district) for a Lead Groupworker Grade 6, this excellent opportunity, for any experienced worker to work in partnership with group workers across their team to plan, evaluate and support in the delivery of regular group work programmes to children, adults and family groups as determined by the needs of the service curriculum. 

The posts will be situated in:

  • Preston
  • South Ribble
  • Chorley
  • West Lancashire (Skelmersdale and rural areas)

The post holders will take a lead role in supporting group work delivery, co-ordinate the supporting arrangements around group work delivery in neighbourhood centres and other community settings. They will have line management responsibility for a team of Neighbourhood Group Workers across a district including supervision, work patterns and the observation of groups and will have responsibility in achieving district group work targets and driving forward the importance of group work in localities.

There will have responsibility in supporting planning, evaluating and monitoring a range of group work programmes and activities which meet identified needs in line with the curriculum framework and curriculum prospectus including those with acute identified priority needs - in relation to children's school readiness, including developmental delay in such areas as speech, language, communication and presenting Emotional Health and Wellbeing related issues at an early help level

The LGW will work as part of the Neighbourhood team to support and resource our buildings. Duties, which may include opening buildings for service delivery use and securing after, preparing buildings/resources, checking their suitability for use.

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.

This post is a COVID-19 critical post. The successful applicant/s will be required to undergo regular COVID-19 testing and are strongly encouraged to take up the offer of the COVID-19 vaccination.

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.

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 more information, please contact:

For Preston:

Christine Nuttall 07887831189 email christine.nuttall2@lancashire.gov.uk

For Chorley and South Ribble:

Emma Kingbury 07795222729 email emma.kingsbury@lancashire.gov.uk

For West Lancashire:

Hayley Flynn 07816091721 email hayley.flynn@lancashire.gov.uk

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