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Senior Practitioner

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

Role Responsibility

An opportunity has arisen in the East Kent district of Thanet which covers the towns of Margate, Westgate and Birchington. We are looking for a Senior Practitioner to join and guide a superb team of social workers in our children’s social work service.

The successful applicant will be supporting a team of Social Workers providing high quality social work in the service to Children in Need and Children subject to Child Protection plans. At present, Margate Service are working as a Duty and Assessment Team, which consists of completing assessments and Section 47 Investigations, supporting families in transitions to Child In Need or Early Help Services. 

Your role as a Senior Practitioner requires you to be an experienced Social Worker who is able to manage a caseload of complex cases involving assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of appropriate actions.  Ensuring resources are utilised effectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and their families. 

You will also be required to contribute to raising and maintaining standards of professional social work within a social work team, develop areas of specialist practice, offer expert advice to less experienced staff, and act as a Practice Assessor for students and ASYE. You will be well motivated to support and understudy for your Team Manager in order to sustain and improve our performance.

Above all, you’ll be focused on helping children and families to change their lives for the better. You will be required to understand and help lead the delivery on the Change for Kent Programme in the Margate Service, working closely with Early Help and Open Access services to deliver and shape Integrated Children’s Services

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.

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.

Contact Details

For more information about the role, please contact Pauline Hobbs,, Service Manager by email at or  or telephone 0300 418459

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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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