There has never been a more exciting time to work for North East Lincolnshire’s Children’s Services. We pride ourselves on the success and progression of our staff. We offer training packages that will help you to continue to develop. We would love to have you join our brilliant team.
Our Children’s Services
Children’s Social Care services incorporate several levels of service intervention.
Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) are the front door of children’s services, receiving referrals, gathering information and making decisions on the level of support or intervention a child might require.
Cases that need a social care intervention are managed by the Children’s Assessment and Safeguarding Service (CASS).
Through Care provides services to young people and children who are in long term care or who have left the care of the local authority. Alongside these teams we also have children’s homes, placement providers, Family Hubs, our Fostering and Adoption Service, Youth Offending Service and Children’s Disability service who work together with families to make sure that support is in place where needed.
For more information on these branches, visit www.nelincs.gov.uk/childrenand-families
We have placement opportunities on offer for students who would like to get some experience in Children’s services.
These placements meet the requirements for a several qualifications and routes into social work. These include:
Health and social care
Social work degree routes
Our social work degree placement opportunities includes both the first and second placement. All placements are unique, and all students are supported to get the most out of them.
It’s important that students get a feel for the area that they want to work in, and that they get a true picture of how these services work together. Placements can also stand a student in good stead when job vacancies come up in those teams.
Between 2016 and 2018, about half of the students who had placements in Children’s Services secured a job with those teams.
We offer an Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE).
The ASYE is mandatory for all newly qualified social workers and is governed by Department for Education (DfE). The ASYE was created to support social workers and help them to develop, improve their practice and coordinate their learning after university.
We provide a robust package of support, which includes:
An induction plan
A training package including both mandatory training and specifically designed training to start your social work career
One-to-one and group supervision
Bespoke workshops to provide you with all the basic skills to start your practice
Support and advice from the ASYE coordinator
Extensive shadowing of other social workers
A tour of the local area, with resources and guides to help navigate you around
A 10% reduction in case load, equivalent to that of an experienced social worker
Why North East Lincolnshire?
North East Lincolnshire is a great place to work and stay.
The area offers lots of opportunities to build a great career, start a family and settle down. There’s lots to do in your spare time.
We’ve got an amazing seafront and beach (check out Cleethorpes on Instagram), not to mention the incredible choice of independent shops on offer in places like Abbey Walk and Seaview Street.
Weelsby Woods, Cleethorpes Beach and the Lincolnshire Wolds all offer stunning views and some fab trails if you’re looking for a nice walk on a sunny day.
The area isn’t just a great place to spend your spare time. The cost of living is really low, with the average house price standing at about £146,129. The average price of a pint is about £2.60.
If the city life is for you, North East Lincolnshire is ideally located close by places like Hull, Lincoln and Doncaster, making a daily commute more than manageable.