Social Worker/AMHP Trainee needed in Lancashire County Council (sponsorship Available)

Do you want to flourish in a supportive, team focused, environment? Would you like to work with people in the community to build on their strengths, promote their independence and achieve their goals? If the answer is yes, then Lancashire County Council wants to hear from you.

The county council exists to serve everyone who lives or works in Lancashire, helping people to be healthy, happy and enjoy a good quality of life. We’re also here to protect the most vulnerable members of our communities who need some extra support.

Some of our services are very visible to everyone in the county, but there are many others you may only know about if you come into direct contact with them.

From attracting companies here to create new jobs and working with hundreds of schools to deliver a good education, to arranging help at home for people who are unable to get by on their own, in different ways we touch on the lives of everyone in the county.

Position: Social Worker/AMHP Trainee

Salary: £32,020 – £36,298 per annum

Job Type: Full Time

Location: Preston, Lancashire, UK

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity within Adult Social Care in the following Team. We have two posts on offer:  G8/9 Social Worker / AMHP trainee – expectation that the successful applicant will commence AMHP training in October 2024.Job location is West Strand House, Preston. You will be required to work 37 hours per week.

Main Duties

The post holder will be required to:

  • Provide a professional social work service demonstrating a thorough knowledge and application of statutory social care responsibilities and duties as outlined in national legislation and guidance and in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to service delivery that is strengths based and outcome focused with an emphasis on promoting independence, enabling recovery and safeguarding adults.
  • Work collaboratively with other professionals and agencies to address complex needs and achieve the most ideal outcomes for individuals and their carers that supports their choice and independence.
  • To contribute to the provision of high-quality assessments and support plans for individuals, in consultation with the person and their carer.
  • To complete written reports and be prepared to effectively present information in a range of formats as required.
  • To work collaboratively with health colleagues to ensure safe and timely discharges from hospital to the most appropriate service and setting for the individual that actively supports their choice and independence.
  • To promote the creative and flexible use of personal budgets to appropriately meet the needs of those we support and their carers.
  • To communicate effectively with people, carers, other agencies and professionals to support the delivery of a co-ordinated response to needs.
  • To manage and effectively prioritize a caseload.
  • To keep accurate records in relation to the contact and work undertaken, using electronic record systems (Liquid Logic) and other relevant ICT systems.
  • To contribute to effective team working and to service development and to work with management to identify improvements that could be introduced to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the directorate.
  • To support and mentor newly qualified and/or less experienced staff and students.
  • To undertake continuous professional development including the completion of all mandatory e-learning and formal training as set out within the Adult Social Care Training Plan.
  • To maintain your own emotional resilience and professional wellbeing whilst developing practice competence and confidence.
  • To participate in a duty system which involves the need to work flexibly and respond to urgent situations where necessary.
  • To undertake additional duties as deemed appropriate by the team manager.


  • SW, CSS, DipSW or Social Work Degree


  • Accepting referrals.
  • Gathering information.
  • Assessing the needs of individuals and their families.
  • Work in a Social Services Directorate or other Statutory or Voluntary agency.
  • Work with a range of client groups within an Agency
  • Managing a caseload
  • Determining priorities.
  • Working as a member of a team.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Knowledge of legislation relating to general social work practice.
  • Experience in assessing and analysing need and risk and planning care with individuals.
  • Experience in working effectively with other agencies and professionals.
  • Working understanding of relevant legislation and its application and
  • Ability to work within lega framework and accountability.
  • IT literate, experience in using manual and computer systems for record keeping.
  • Negotiating and networking with a range of professionals.
  • Numerate and able to contribute to the management of budgets and resources.
  • Organisational skills, able to prioritise and manage a case load and work independently under pressure
  • A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the principles underlying equal opportunities and diversityand a commitment to achieving these.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills appropriate to the situation
  • Commitment to improving practice standards and personal competencies through continuous professional development and use e of supervision and appraisal to improve personal performance


  • If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a ‘disclosure’.
  • You will be required to provide a car for use in connection with the duties of this post and must be insured for business use. However, we may consider you if you cannot drive because of a disability. 


  • International sponsorship– this role is open to international sponsorship
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • A competitive salary
  • Inclusion in the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • The opportunity to pay into an Additional Voluntary Contribution (AVC) scheme alongside the workplace pension.
  • Generous annual leave entitlement as well as the opportunity to purchase additional leave throughout the year
  • A wide range of benefits are available, from discounts with local retailers, through to financial assistance
  • Access to a Credit Union
  • Registering body membership fees reimbursed (if registration is an essential requirement of your role)
  • Strong links with neighbouring Higher Education Institutions as part of the Greater Lancashire Teaching Partnership
  • Enrolment onto the Adult Social Care Academy, a bespoke training programme which supports staff through their first year with Adult Social Care
  • Enrolment and support through the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) for newly qualified Social Workers
  • Opportunities to acquire additional role specific qualifications through the Apprenticeship schemes
  • Access to a wealth of practice resources as part of our subscription to Research in Practice
  • A well-established staff Health and Wellbeing programme
  • Maternity, paternity, adoption, parental and carers’ leave
  • Sickness pay
  • Bike to work scheme in accordance with

Required Documents to be Submitted

  1. CV/Resume
  2. Cover Letter

NOTE:  Applications may be considered if you are working towards a qualification that is essential to the role you are applying for, with the expectation of completion, within the next 3 months at the date of application

Application Process

Qualified and interested individuals please CLICK HERE to learn more about the role and commence their application

Application Deadline


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