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Qualified Practitioner Social Care

Job details
Posting date: 13 June 2024
Salary: £33,024 to £40,221 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 01 July 2024
Location: Lincolnshire, East Midlands
Remote working: Hybrid - work remotely up to 2 days per week
Company: Lincolnshire County Council
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 22036


We are seeking a Qualified Practitioner at level 1 or 2 with an enthusiastic and positive 'can do' approach to join our Intake and Transitions Team on a permanent, full time basis. This is an excellent opportunity to join a team that is dedicated to delivering best practice and service for the residents of Lincolnshire.

About the Role

The Intake and Transitions Team operates county wide within the Learning Disability Service and their main priority is to support effective transition for eligible young people moving from Children's to Adult Services.

The team’s priority is supporting young people to make informed choices about their future and assisting them to achieve the best outcomes during transition and as they enter adulthood.

Working in partnership with Children's Services and relevant care and health partners, each staff member has a link worker role with relevant local schools; attending Education health and care (EHC) reviews and providing information and support to young people, their families/carers and to our colleagues in educational establishments.

About the Team

The team is a small, friendly and supportive. Consisting of Qualified Practitioners (Social Workers and Learning Disability Nurses) and Unqualified Practitioners, who work together to achieve the best outcomes for the young people they support.

Our diverse and welcoming team support each other daily, meet collectively on a weekly basis to catch up about workloads, have a chat and catch up with each other. Our monthly get togethers are face to face and allow us brush up on best practice, caseloads, information sharing and give feedback around what is working well for us.

About you

You will need to hold a Nursing or Social Work qualification (DIPSW, CQSW, CETSW, CSS or BA/Bsc / Social Work). You must also hold a current registration with the NMC or Social Work England.

You should be able to demonstrate commitment to continuous professional development and to work as part of a team, learning from and contributing to the development of others.

It goes without saying that it is essential that you can show sound knowledge of relevant legislation underpinning statutory Adult Care Practice, and be able to demonstrate values that promote wellbeing, challenge oppression and discriminations and empower people to live well.

If you have an enquiring mind and are passionate about promoting the wellbeing of the people who access our service and safeguarding adults at risk then this would be a great opportunity for you.

About Us

Our qualified practitioners receive excellent supervision, access to learning and development opportunities and protected time to support continuous professional development.

Our people are our most valued asset.

Along with a competitive salary we are offering;

A Contributory pension
Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work
Civil service sports council membership
Flexible working policies
Career progression opportunities
A generous annual leave entitlement
If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please contact Sonia Savage at

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 01/07/2024 and interviews will be held 11/07/2024.

A Smarter Working Employer

We have embraced new ways of working and hybrid working will be a feature of this role. You will be given a nominated contractual work base and you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary. Working arrangements regarding hybrid working will be discussed as part of the appointment process.

Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity, and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.

Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check.

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward.

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for equal positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Fluency Duty
In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

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