Social Worker

  • Lancashire County Council
  • Full Time
  • Preston
Lancashire County Council

Job Description

| Salary £33,782-£38,890 per annum | Permanent, Full Time, 37 hours per week | MASH Targeted Youth 13+ |

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a social worker to be part of the development of an interesting role where you will have case responsibility for all children across Lancashire who are privately fostered.

You will assess and offer support and advice to the carer, parent and the child, help to advise on making the arrangement in the best interests of the child, including making sure that education and health needs are met and that there is ongoing frequent family time with family members. This role will also involve working with internal and external partners to implement learning and development around private fostering. It will allow you to support in raising the profile and develop understanding around private fostering within communities across Lancashire. The post will be managed by Lucy Riding within the Contextual Safeguarding Service.

For informal discussion please contact Lucy Riding, Team Manager, Contextual Safeguarding Team, Central and West Lancashire on 07557030939

In return Lancashire County Council offers a range of benefits, found on our website here

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 (SWE) 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.

We do not hold a sponsorship licence and can only consider applications from candidates who are legally entitled to work in the UK. If you do not have the right to work in the UK, your application will not progress.

We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.

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.

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