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Social Work Assistant

Role Responsibility

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a self-motivated and committed Social Work Assistant to join Specialist Children’s Services within the Sevenoaks North Tonbridge and Malling Children’s Social Work Teams, where the focus is on achieving better outcomes for children and families and to ensure that children are safeguarded.

We are looking to recruit an innovative and passionate Social Work Assistant that would be able to support social workers to ensure the best outcomes for children. The focus of the support would include short pieces of change promotion work with families to help them make and sustain improvements in their parenting and guided pieces of direct work with children. As Specialist Children’s Services we work with Children in Care, Children in Need and Children in Need of Protection.

This role requires strong communication, interpersonal and organisational skills and an understanding of the needs of children and families. Good IT skills and system understanding is essential.

You will need to be able to work as part of a team and have a good understanding of multi-agency work. You will have significant experience of working with parents and children in a similar statutory role. You will have an NVQ Level 3 in childcare or equivalent. The ability to travel across a wide geographical area in a timely and flexible manner at various times of the day is essential.

You will receive quality monthly supervision, enjoy good support from peers and have access to a wide range of training opportunities.

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.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Contact Details

For further information on this role, please contact: Joanne Muchmore Team Manager Team 2 SNTM CSWT

Tel: 03000419312


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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