Social Worker

Social Worker (Children's Social Care)
1900003U Requisition #
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| Starting Salary £28221 Per Annum | Permanent, 37 hours per week I

 At Lancashire County Council we understand that social work can make for a challenging working day, but with that challenge comes the reward from making a difference to the lives of our children and young people.


Children's Social Workers within Lancashire work within a number of social care teams, including Assessment & Safeguarding, Children in Need, Child Protection/Court teams, Children in our Care, and Leaving Care in locations across the county. We'll give you the opportunity to work within specialist teams and develop your skills that allow you to achieve the very best.


We understand that the work is challenging but also very rewarding and we are committed to helping you achieve your own work/life balance. Through manageable caseloads and working in small teams that value you and your input, you'll be able to make a difference to children and young people's lives within Lancashire


We are committed to staff development at every level, giving you the opportunities and support to grow. We have recently launched our Social Work Academy to provide dedicated support to both newly qualified and experienced Social Workers new to Lancashire. The Academy is our framework for providing structured professional development and learning to staff in Children’s Services’ social work.


We'll support you to be the very best and that's why every Social Worker is supported by a Practice Manager who understands them and values the contribution that each and every team member brings to our service.


Please click here for more information on a wide range of employee benefits and to find out more about 'What's in it for you?' as a Social Worker in Lancashire.


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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.


Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

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.


Health& Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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.

What's in it for you?

In Lancashire we are committed to supporting our Social Workers, we'll offer a supportive environment that allows you to make the difference. At Lancashire County Council we:

  • Value our new recruits. As a new recruit to Lancashire Children's Services you will attend our Social Work Academy. The Academy is a 12-month programme to support you through your initial year with Lancashire County Council. The programme includes attendance at a full time, two week induction prior to joining a team. This ensures that you begin your social work career with us prepared for practice and aware of the vast amount of support available to you. Within your first two weeks you will be provided with a yoga and smart phone and receive the necessary training in order to practice in accordance with our policies and procedures.

  • Are committed to supporting newly qualified social workers throughout their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE), with staff returning to the Academy to receive further dedicated support at recall sessions at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months ensuring a structured approach to our continuing professional development offer.

  • Provide you with ongoing support from a Practice Manager, who is committed to developing your potential.


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