An exciting opportunity has come up in the Front Door Service and we are currently seeking to recruit a full time Senior Practitioner who will work in one of our busy teams receiving requests for support, new referrals and contacts, gathering further information and making enquiries as necessary to determine the correct level of support required for children, young people and their families.
You will hold a degree in social work, CQSW, DipSW or equivalent and will have a variety of post-qualification experience of working within Children’s Services, holding positions at experienced Social Worker level or above. They will provide support to the Team Manager and have the ability to work through complex cases in a calm and efficient manner within a pressured environment. It will be essential therefore to have excellent communication and literacy skills.
You will be working within a duty rota system closely with other team members utilising core social work skills in assessment and analysis underpinned by the Kent Integrated Children's Services Practice Framework .
If you think you have the following skills, attributes and abilities – we would love to hear from you!
- Ability to work at speed and under pressure, whilst maintaining excellent risk assessment skills.
- Resilience, flexibility and able to adapt to changes that come about with the continual improvement of services
- Experience in chairing complex meetings.
- Excellent team work and communication skills.
- Competency in the use of Information Technology.
- Ability to learn, reflect and develop.
This post is considered by Kent County Council 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.
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.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Bryony Khadaroo on 03000 422259
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.