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Community Senior Practitioner

Role Responsibility

We are recruiting Community Senior Practitioners with a range of different skills and experience.

Permanent, full time

This role is available in the Swanley Community Team and we operate in a hybrid model of office-based working and working from home to meet the needs of the service.

£3000 Golden Hello payment to all new joiners (subject to criteria) and service related payments following continuous service.

About Us

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Swanley Community Team as we enhance our locality working practice and put the person and good practice at the heart of what we do.

We work with adults with a range of care and support needs placing individuals at the centre of their support. You will undertake work of varying levels of complexity including, Care Act Assessments, Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Assessments, Court of Protection applications and s42 safeguarding enquiries.

Our social care interventions are structured around the three pillars of excellent practice, exceptional innovation, and meaningful measures. Therefore, our work is orientated around building relationships with the individual their families and carers. We engage with communities early on to help people feel empowered to find trusted help and support locally from a range of sources.

The Swanley Community Team is also responsible for receiving all new referrals for the Dartford, Gravesham, Swanley and Swale Area. This role will involve supporting a dynamic team who ensure that all new contacts are initially assessed and directed to the right service. This team is also able to provide a wide range of information and guidance to the public and make initial decisions when safeguarding enquiries are made.

About You

We welcome applications from experienced social workers who can demonstrate post-qualification experience in Social Services, Health related agencies or related private or voluntary organisation.

You will hold a registration with a professional body (Social Work England, HCPC, Nursing and Midwifery Council) and be competent to work at the Advanced Practitioner level of the Professional Capabilities Framework for Registered Practitioners

You will have experience of managing risk and completing safeguarding enquiries

You will be able to demonstrate expertise in the supervision and development of staff, including performance management

We are looking for future employees who have a positive, forward-thinking attitude. Using strengths-based practice with individuals which is built around their desired outcomes and goals. Our teams are imaginative, locally focused and flexible and we are searching for registered practitioners with a like-minded approach, working collaboratively as part of a team.

Our Support Offer

In return, we offer an attractive benefits package and a commitment to ensuring that you achieve a healthy work life balance and opportunities for flexible working arrangements that meet business need.

We offer generous market premium payments (subject to eligibility). You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave allowance and the local government pension scheme.

You will have excellent opportunities for professional development with access to our social care academy, progression routes and our newly launched practice framework.

We will support you to consolidate your skills and knowledge, assisting you to develop areas of specialist practice development such as Approved Mental Health Professional Training, Best Interest Assessor Training and Practice Educator training.

You will receive regular professional supervision and have the opportunity to critically reflect on your practice. You will be supported to develop your practice and progress your career.

We are increasingly accessible to the public outside of traditional office hours, as we move towards an 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week service to ensure service needs are met.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service and a relevant professional qualification (Social Work, Nursing or Occupational Therapy) as well as up to date registration with the appropriate professional body.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Interviews will take place in June.

Contact Details

For more information, please contact

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.


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