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Registered Social Worker

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

Social Worker OPPD – Short Term Pathways Team

If you are a registered Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Nurse, then we would love to hear from you.  We are offering an excellent opportunity to join a friendly, dynamic and supportive team which promotes professional development.

The post would be based in the Swale area and focusing on the work for discharge planning for clients under the Older Persons Physical Disability (OPPD) remit. This post is within a team that works collaboratively with health and other partnership agencies and focuses on promoting a person’s independence.

We are looking for motivated, experienced professionals who are interested in working within the Short Term Pathways, and keen to work with Acute, Community Hospitals. The successful applicant also needs to be flexible in their approach and committed to working in an integrated team and ready to embrace new ways of working, to help further shape our services. 

As a Registered Social Worker within the Short Term Pathways team you will be working with people over the age of 18 with a wide range of needs, you will manage a caseload requiring assessment, review and on-going support to make a real difference in achieving improved outcomes and leading to independent living for the service user.

Our team in Short Term Pathways is creative, energetic, dynamic and diverse. The team are proud of the high standard of service we provide to our customers at their most vulnerable times.

Whilst mainly working from home at the current time, a fixed working base will be discussed at interview.

This role is subject to holding a Full UK Driving Licence – The Council is committed to making reasonable adjustments so whilst this job requires the jobholder to drive your application will still be considered if you are unable to drive due to a disability.

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.

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 registration as a qualified Social Worker with Social Work England.

Contact Details

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Scott Curtis, Senior Practitioner, on 03000 414587.

About the Company

Work that works for you and us - let’s talk flexibility!


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, faiths and those with caring responsibilities, 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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