Social Work Assistant - Disabled Children and Young People
An opportunity has arisen for a full-time Social Work Assistant in the Ashford, Canterbury Coastal Disabled Young People’s Team. The team has been in place for over five years now and this is an exciting time to join our growing and dynamic team as we build and consolidate good practice in this area of social work.
You will be involved in assessing the needs of disabled young people aged between 16 and 25 as they transition into adulthood and planning with them support to build their skills and independence. Our teams consist of Social Workers and Social Work Assistants and you will be required to support the role of the Social Workers within the team and also to have an allocated caseload yourself. You will be required to work closely with our colleagues in Children’s Social Work teams, a range of teams within the Lifespan Pathway and other key agencies such as Health, Education and the voluntary sector.
This post is based in Whitstable or Ashford but there is an expectation that you will be able to work flexible across the area covered by the team.
You will be highly motivated and demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills to deliver the highest quality service to disabled young people, their families and carers. Experience in either Children’s or Adult’s Services would be essential. A minimum qualification of level 2 Health & Social Care is required for this post.
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.
For more information about the role, please contact Ross Parkin 03000 417721.
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.