We're recruiting compassionate social workers to help us make a positive difference to people's lives. 

Our social workers use strengths-based practice to help connect people to their communities, supporting them to achieve the outcomes they set for themselves.

They work across our services including:

  • Urgent care and prisons
  • Reablement
  • Safeguarding
  • Older adults and physical disability
  • Mental Health
  • Learning disability and autism

People are at the forefront of the work we do, and social workers will apply their legal and theoretical knowledge to complete tasks including:

  • Care Act 2014 Assessments
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005 Assessments
  • Section 42 Safeguarding Enquiries
  • Court of Protection Applications
  • Person Centred Support Planning
  • Assessments for NHS Continuing Health Care
  • Working collaboratively with other professionals to effect positive change and manage risk.
  • Providing Specialist Assessment/Services such as Mental Health Act (2007) Assessments, Forensic Services and Best Interest Assessments under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards procedures.

Training and development

If you join us in adult services, you will start your induction into social care via our Adult Social Care Academy. This bespoke training programme supports new recruits through their first year of employment and ensures their practice knowledge is up-to-date.

You will also receive:

  • strength based practice training
  • Continuous professional development through our learning and development framework
  • Training for people who want to progress into specialist areas of practice, including those who want to become:
    • Approved mental health professionals
    • Best interest assessors
    • Practice Educators

Assessed and Supported Year in Employment

If you're a newly qualified social worker, you'll be part of an Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme, funded by Skills for Care.

You'll receive great support to start your career with us, including:

  • Weekly supervision for the first six weeks, fortnightly supervision from six weeks to six monthsand monthly supervision thereafter for the remainder of the year
  • A reduced caseload and 10% protected professional development time, equivalent to two days a month, so you can fit in your study time
  • Our full Adult Social Care Academy induction
  • Specialised ASYE workshops covering reflective practice, developing resilience, emotional intelligence, critical thinking, portfolio support and more

Flexible working

We promote opportunities for flexible working and our social workers are based in the community, in offices and have the opportunity to work from home where applicable.

Visit our vacancy page to read our list of current social worker jobs.

Opportunities across Lancashire

We work right across Lancashire, so whether you're looking in Preston or Pendle, Wyre or West Lancs, we'll have opportunities near you.

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