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Social Workers
  • Employer: Lincolnshire County Council
  • Reference: 17247
  • Published: Wed 16/11/2022, 16:57 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/12/2022, 22:57 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,763 - £39,931
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Lincolnshire, Various/Lincolnshire

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Social Workers

This is an exciting opportunity for Newly Qualified or experienced Level 1 Social Workers to participate in the expansion of the Adult Social Care Discharge to Assess Model across Lincolnshire and to increase knowledge and skills in both Community and Hospital Social Work. Primarily undertaking Assessments of Need in the Community, the successful candidates will also have the opportunity to support with ensuring timely discharges from hospital.

About the Role

Do you want to expand your knowledge of working in both the Community and Hospital settings and teams aligned to the Transfer of Care Hub? Then this 24 Month fixed term contract is for you.

Aligned to the Transfer of Care Hub, no two days will be the same and the opportunity to develop as a social worker as well as improve the quality of life of Lincolnshire residents is immense as we continue the expansion of our Discharge to Assess Model.

As part of the Hospital Service you will primarily follow Lincolnshire residents out of hospital to assess them in their own home to identify actual need and to support in maximising their independence.

At times you may also be asked to work within the hospital settings to facilitate timely discharges, so that we can ensure that Lincolnshire residents return to where they want to be, in their own homes. Utilising a strengths-based approach this role will provide you with extensive opportunities to learn and develop. 

The Hospital Teams work across 7 days including weekends and bank holidays, the Hospital Teams are there to support Lincolnshire residents when they need them most.

About You

We are looking for qualified Social Workers who are registered with Social Work England (please include your registration number on your application).

This role would suit newly qualified and experienced social workers as the opportunity to learn and develop your skills across both hospital and community environments is very unique.

Beyond the qualifications we need our Social Workers to be;

  • A team player, we succeed and learn together.
  • Resilient, this role is challenging and demanding but as a team we succeed.
  • Humorous, we face our challenges with a smile and reflect later.
  • Open and honest, we all need extra support at times and its important that we speak up when the time is right.
  • Kind, this role is all about caring for others, but it’s important that you take the time to be kind to yourself too.

A full Person Specification is available within the attached Job Description (attached to LCC site), we strongly advise that you read this before completing your application.

About Our Offer

Our offer to you – Our people are our most valuable asset

A full induction will be provided and the successful candidates will receive supervision and support from their peers and line managers, participate in Team Meetings and be made welcome into supportive and fun loving teams.

Along with a competitive salary we are offering;

  • A Contributory pension
  • Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work
  • Flexible working policies
  • Career development pathway
  • Protected Continuous Professional Development
  • Comprehensive learning & development opportunities
  • Paid mileage
  • A generous annual leave entitlement plus the option to buy more

Further details can be found in our rewards and benefits brochure

What Next

If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please contact Andrea Kingdom via email andrea.kingdom@linconshire.gov.uk

PLEASE NOTE: It is imperative that your covering letter/personal statement clearly states why you have applied, how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role as set out in the Job Description (attached on LCC jobs Site) and what you feel you can bring to this role, the team and the wider County Council.

Applications Close on 11/12/2022 and interviews will be held W/C 19/12/2022.