Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council

Social Work Job Vacancies in Lancashire

From the sights, sounds and beautiful beaches of Blackpool and Morecambe to the rolling hills and stunning countryside of Skelmersdale, Preston and Lancaster, Lancashire is certainly one of the country’s most versatile counties, with much to offer the people who visit, live and work there. That’s not to mention the wide range of job opportunities that are available, spanning sectors as varied as marketing, technology, farming and of course – social work. Therefore, if you’ve been thinking of joining Lancashire County Council as a social worker but want to know more about the council itself, and the roles that we have available through them, then we recommend you read this helpful page.

All About Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council is the upper-tier local authority for the non-metropolitan county of Lancashire. It consists of 84 councillors, 1 for each of the 84 electoral divisions of Lancashire, which includes Farington, Garstang, Heysham and Whitworth, as well as Wyreside, Amounderness, Poulton-le-Fylde, Skerton and West Craven. Providing their constituents a wide range of useful services, their main goal is to ‘’serve everyone who lives and works in Lancashire, to help its people be healthy, happy and enjoy a good quality of life’’. They’re also there to protect the most vulnerable members of their ‘’communities who need some extra support’’.

Lancashire County Council’s Key Social Services Include:

Adoption: Where potential parents can learn about what health, lifestyle and personal circumstances influence their ability to adopt, and whether adoption is the right choice for them. Adopters can also learn about some of the children who are in need of parents, and meet some of the parents who have taken the plunge already.

Fostering: Where potential foster parents can learn how to become a foster carer, all about the council’s team and their assessment process, as well as gain information on training, guidance and support.

Special Educational Needs And Disabilities: Providing support with everything from Education, health and care (EHC) plans, giving parents a respite and ensuring the overall well-being of those with special needs and disabilities.

Other important services Lancashire County Council offers includes:

Types Of Social Work Roles Available At Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council provides candidates will a great range of social work-based roles, which includes working as part of child disability, CSE and transition teams.

Some of our current roles include:

  • QSW – Transitions Team – Working With Adults.
  • QSW – Children With Disabilities (CWD) Team – Working With Children & Families.
  • QSW – Advanced – Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Team – Working With Children & Families.
  • QSW – Advanced – Placement with Family and Friends Team – Working With Children & Families.

For our full range of Lancashire-based roles, please click here.

Why Lancashire County Council Is A Great Place To Be A Social Worker

  • They have opportunities for all types of social workers, including those who want to work with children, with families, with those living with disabilities and children who will be transitioning into adult services, by assessing their needs and developing care plans to meet them.
  • Their dedication and commitment to their social workers ensures that they all feel part of a team that they can rely on, and want to be a part of.
  • They regulate their social workers to understand the areas in which greater support and provision is required, and to ensure that clients are getting the best level of care possible.

Our Relationship With Lancashire County Council

Authorities, such as Lancashire County Council, are typically governed by a vendor system. This system manages all of the jobs that the council currently has on offer, and sends them out to the agencies, like Portman who are registered with them. These jobs then get filtered to us and, based on their specifications, we put forward CVs through the same system. If a candidate is successful the vendor will request an interview through the system and we then contact the successful social worker.

We’ll then help our social workers with interview practice and technique, and call them on the day to ensure they are well-prepared. Post-interview, we’ll chase feedback from the authority and if successful, we’ll arrange a start date.

Our support doesn’t end there however. All of our social workers are assigned to a knowledgeable and supportive consultant who regularly checks in with them to help maintain job satisfaction and overall happiness.

‘’I honestly can’t fault Portman. Adam replies pretty much instantly and I think if Adam wasn’t there, I could call the Portman office and anyone would speak to me. It’s good to know that he’s there if I need anything. He’s been a fantastic support.’’ – Jeremy

If you’d like to learn more about working as a social worker for Lancashire County Council, please give us a call today on 0161 327 0936.

Frequently Asked Questions

Lancashire County Council are looking for social workers with 2 or 3 years experience in the social work industry. This level of experience is a good indicator that the candidate has seen and done it all in the industry. However, during times of high demand some authorities will be looking for candidates with 12 months experience, while not the ideal 2 or 3 years experience, a year is still considered sufficient.

City Councils operate 35 hours per week contract and 40p per mile business mileage.

If you’re not happy with your current work assignment then please call us. It’s as simple as that. If it’s day 1 or day 101 we want to hear from you if you have a problem. We want to hear because a) we care and want what is best for you and b) we want to help come up with a solution to ensure that you’re happy with your role. Our dedicated consultants build strong working relationships and take your problems personally. Portman Recruitment is just a phone call away.

Since day one, Portman Recruitment was created to offer an above and beyond service for their social workers and their clients. This commitment and ethos enable us to stand out from our competitors because we know we’ll always go one step further than our competitors. From CV writing and interview techniques to more palliative support like phone calls and advice on anything related to their social work role. We’re just a call away and if that isn’t answered we’ll endeavour to get back to you that same day.

Here at Portman Recruitment, we are proud of the level of service that we offer. From the moment our social workers walk through the door they see how different we really are. We’re understanding, empathetic and genuinely care about our social workers. In our minds, the contractor always comes first and once they’re placed in a role we will endeavour to be in touch with them to help smooth out any issues. Plenty of social workers that have left us for more permanent roles will get in touch with us to check-in. We treat everyone like a part of our family and all enjoy meals out together and regularly visit social workers.

Social workers working with Portman Recruitment for Manchester City Council are paid weekly via their requested payroll company. We also operate an in-house PAYE scheme should someone want to use that to ensure they’re never out of pocket.

Our honest, transparent and caring way of working is something that is regularly commented on by our clients – its a level of service that is unlike many others. Our dedicated recruitment specialists respect the role of social workers in our society and understand the difficult and challenging problems they can face on a daily basis. You’re not just a number or someone who is filling a space. You’re a person. An individual social worker who deserves the best in practical and emotional help.

Working for Lancashire County Council is something you may choose for a number of reasons, but most often location and working within an area of familiarity is the primary reason. If you are considering working here and need advise, talk to one of our recruitment consultants about career opportunities.

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