Senior Social Worker

Social Worker (Adults Social Care)
190002FG Requisition #

| Salary £32878 - £37849 per annum | Permanent, Full Time, 37 hours per week |

(LD&A) Senior Social Worker

Lancashire Adult Social Care has transformed how we assess, deliver and support our citizens in Lancashire with a significant focus on promoting and maintaining independence through creative support planning.


Are you looking for a challenge? Are you looking to find a supportive and team focused environment to flourish in? Do you want to help maximise outcomes for people in your community?


We have some exciting opportunities shown below for a Full Time Senior Social Workers to come and join our Learning Disability & Autism Adult Social Care Team.


The post on offer is based in Burnley. If you would like an informal discussion - Bernadette Altenbach -


We're looking for people who are able to display the following skills and experience:

  • Someone who can provide professional supervision and oversight to your fellow team members displaying the ability to communicate at all levels to support staff.

  • Someone willing and able to contribute to the provision of high quality assessments, reviews and support plans for individual's understanding the legal framework they fall within. Taking on complex cases and advising others.

  • Someone who can build and sustain relationships to work collaboratively with colleagues and external partners involved in service provision, e.g. Health, Police, Housing and Court as required; whilst having confidence to challenge what is not working and who can work creatively to suggest alternative proposals.  


We have a lot to offer people who join our Adult Social Care Teams including a comprehensive two-week induction, the Adult Social Care Academy. We follow this up with a supportive framework, regular supervision with managers, and opportunities to build on existing skills and knowledge.


Lancashire County Council also offers great staff benefits with generous annual leave entitlements and the opportunity to progress as part of an exciting, well-established service that is looking to bring real benefits to the people of Lancashire.


If you think you can bring something to this Service and the Teams that make it work please use these documents to support you in writing your application:


Job Description & Person Specification


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 must be registered (HCPC) to be appointed as a Social Worker or have applied to register with the Social Care Council. For Social Worker/Care Manager positions where non social worker qualifications are accepted, registration is not required and you will be appointed as a Care Manager.


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.


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