Social Worker

Social Worker (Children's Social Care)
190002B7 Requisition #

| Salary £28,785 - £37,849 per annum | Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours per week |


Lancashire Youth Offending Team works with children aged 8-18 either involved in or at risk of offending or anti-social behaviour. The service provides support to children, their families, victims and communities through enhancing the safety of children and supporting opportunities for them to achieve positive futures.


The Youth Offending Team are developing their Prevention and Diversion services, making this an exciting time for committed, creative social workers to join the team. The successful applicants will ensure children and their families/carers are supported by delivering effective assessments and interventions to exit the criminal justice system at the earliest opportunity. In doing so, they will have responsibilities towards the YOT's new Diversion Service as well as supporting children in both the Preventions and Operations (Post-Court) strands of the service and providing a service to the courts. A commitment to positive partnership working, including working with parents and carers is essential.


YOT have recently received a "good" HMIP Inspection judgement. We are committed to delivering a child first approach, focussing on restorative practice and developing new initiatives such as a trauma informed approach. Our staff are our key asset and YOT social workers will benefit from having a varied workload, a chance to make a real difference to children and families by delivering direct interventions, a supportive management structure and impressive training offer.


The team will primarily be based in the Preston office, however the service is Countywide so there will be expectation to travel to meet service need. There are office bases located across the County. If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure' and evidence current or pending registration with the HCPC.


For an informal discussion about the role please contact Hannah Blower, Team Manager on 01772 539876.


You must be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) to be appointed to this role.


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.


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.


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