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Social Worker - Duty & Assessment

Social Care

Children's Services

Lancashire County Council

| Salary £32,020-£41,496 Per annum | Various Contract Types and Hours Available | Duty & Assessment |

Starting salary for experienced social workers – £33,820
Starting salary for ASYE social workers – £32,020

We currently have Social Worker vacancies across our Duty & Assessment Team in the following areas:-
• Central - Preston, Chorley, Skelmersdale
• North - Lancaster, Fylde & Wyre
• East - Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, Accrington

We have permanent full-time posts (37 hours per week), part time posts, and temporary posts covering acting up arrangements and maternity leave.

Lancashire County Council Children's Services is a progressive and innovative place to come and work for embracing strengths-based approaches and the Family Safeguarding model of practice. There are a range of exciting opportunities available across our social work teams as we go through positive changes and develop our service. This is a wonderful time to come and work for us!

As one of the largest local authorities with a diverse and evolving range of services there are also many opportunities for future career progression and professional development. The right support is key to effective practice and your positive experience as a Social Worker and we have a fantastic group of managers who share our values and aspirations for our service and their Social Workers to provide the support you need to thrive in your work.

In Lancashire we understand the importance of the right support, a healthy work-life balance and a manageable caseload. We are using national funding opportunities to enhance the developments in our service. We offer the best training and support, and are increasing the range of services we offer to ensure our Social Workers can make a positive impact for Lancashire's children and families.

New recruits attend our established Social Work Academy an extensive induction programme followed by regular recall days and training for ASYE's to support increased knowledge and confidence in practice. The Academy is run by our team of Advanced Practitioners who provide a range of support, training and development across our service to help practice to be at the highest standards.

The Family Safeguarding model is our model of practice, and we use a strengths based approach across every team to work with children, young people and families, to offer the right support at the right time.

Working within the Duty and Assessment Team

Extensive investment within the Children, Families and Wellbeing Service, as well as within the Family Safeguarding teams mean that workers within Duty and Assessment have the capacity and support to really focus on completing good quality and timely assessments. We are committed to delivering a service that enables families, children and young people to actively participate within these assessments, recognising that we are often the first point of contact during what can be a very difficult time for families. The ability to work with other agencies and professionals is essential to our work, and we support our workers to develop multi-agency plans that keep families together and achieve the best possible outcomes for children and their parents.

No two days are the same in Duty and Assessment. If you enjoy fast-paced work, relationship-based practice, and working with children and families to identify together what support they may need, then this is the team for you!

You are welcome to contact Natalie Burns at, Rachel Barnes at or Peter Knowles at for an informal discussion

Please apply here;

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application deadline

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28th Feb 2023

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