Social Worker Safeguarding

  • Lancashire County Council
  • Full Time
  • Accrington
Lancashire County Council

Job Description

| Salary £ 29,577 -£ 38,890 per annum | Permanent, Full time, 22.2 hours per week, PSS Safeguarding |

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Social Worker to join our Adult Safeguarding Service in Lancashire. The post is a part time (22.2 hours) permanent position within the Mental Health Safeguarding Team. The main base will initially be Lancashire House, Accrington but the post holder will be expected to work across the whole county.

As part of this team you will be working with adults with mental health problems. The post holder will be required to

• Provide a professional social work service

• Lead and coordinate multi agency section 42 safeguarding enquiries Develop and review safeguarding adult protection plans.

• Ensure a collaborative and person-centred approach within this activity in line with the key principles of the Care Act and DOH Making Safeguarding Personal Agenda.

• Contribute to service delivery that is person centred and outcome focussed with an emphasis on encouraging independence and enabling recovery.

• Grade 9 applies only to AMHPs for this post.

We will offer you good team support, regular supervision, opportunities to build on existing skills and knowledge, great staff benefits, generous annual leave entitlements and the opportunity to flourish as part of an exciting, well established team that is looking to bring real benefits to a key part of Lancashire County Council's Adult Safeguarding Service.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Sue Fisher, team manager 01772 533681 or 07583010410. Proposed interview date: 19/11/21

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.

This position is part time, please note the salary quoted is full time equivalent, the salary received will be paid on a prorata basis.

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.

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.

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

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.

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