This is what progress looks like
There's never been a more exciting time to join our adoption service: alongside making a difference to the lives of children and families in Lincolnshire, we're sharing best practice and driving innovation alongside other authorities by being a member of the Family Adoption Links regional partnership.
Our people are at the heart of this progress: that's why we make sure they have access to the best support, development, and training opportunities. Staff will also have access to regional training and attending national working groups, in addition to the excellent training on offer from Lincolnshire.
Adoption social work is challenging - we're making sure it's challenging for the right reasons.
This is what potential looks like
Lincolnshire is an Outstanding Authority who specialise in providing excellent adoption services and support for children and young people who have diverse needs because of their early experiences. We endeavour to create an adoption experience that is individually tailored to the needs of children in our care, enabling them to express their characters, feel safe and enrich their lives.
As the Practice Supervisor you’ll will lead a small team of Childrens Social workers who work with children and families where the plan is adoption.
You will support the team to twin track plans for children where there is a likelihood of adoption. This will include the allocation of work to tight timescales, the support and supervision of staff as well as developing and promoting the work of the adoption team to our colleagues in other teams. You will be responsible for ensuring that standards remains high, given the statutory role of the Childrens social work team, and gathering data and performance information.
The role also involves overseeing family finding, both locally and within the region as well as being responsible for the court work once a plan of adoption is agreed.
You will work together with our dedicated supervising social workers and our post order team to find the best possible matches for our children and families both regionally and nationally and to provide quality support to them throughout the adoption journey.
Day to day, you’ll be using our Signs of Safety methodology to support staff to collaborate with families and empower them to find their own solutions. You’ll also navigate the family justice systems to support young people and families while continuously developing your own knowledge of child development and attachment theory.
Along with a competitive salary we also offer;
- A Contributory pension.
- Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work.
- Flexible working policies.
- Career progression opportunities..
A generous annual leave entitlement plus the option to buy more
Further details can be found in our rewards and benefits brochure.
If you’re a conscientious and experienced Social Work England registered Practice Supervisor with a talent for relationship building, who is excited to shape the future of adoption services we want to hear from you.
Take your next step with us today and use your skills where they matter most.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Sharon Clarke, Adoption Team Manager Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close on 27th November and interviews will be held on 11th December.
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.
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.