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Social Worker - Adult Social Care

Role Responsibility

£2000 Golden Hello payment to all new joiners (subject to criteria)

We are recruiting  Social Workers with a range of different skills and experience.

Permanent, full time and part time opportunities are available.

Roles are available across various locations within Kent, and we operate in a hybrid model of office-based working and working from home to meet the needs of the service.

About Us

This is an exciting opportunity to join our community teams across Kent as we enhance our locality working practice and put the person and good practice at the heart of what we do.

We work with adults with a range of care and support needs placing individuals at the centre of their support. You will undertake work of varying levels of complexity including, Care Act Assessments, Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Assessments, Court of Protection applications and s42 safeguarding enquiries.

Our social care interventions are structured around the three pillars of excellent practice, exceptional innovation, and meaningful measures. Therefore, our work is orientated around building relationships with the individual their families and carers. We engage with communities early on to help people feel empowered to find trusted help and support locally from a range of sources.

About You

We welcome applications from experienced social workers and newly qualified practitioners, all of whom can demonstrate capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards, legislative and policy frameworks.

We also welcome applications from other experienced  registered professionals with relevant experience.

You will hold a registration with a professional body (Social Work England, HCPC, Nursing and Midwifery Council)

You will have a high level of literacy and communication skills, both verbal and written.

We are looking for future employees who have a positive, forward-thinking attitude. Using strengths-based practice with individuals which is built around their desired outcomes and goals. Our teams are imaginative, locally focused and flexible and we are searching for registered practitioners with a likeminded approach, working collaboratively as part of a team.

The ability to travel across a wide geographical area in a timely and flexible manner at various times of the day is essential.

Our Support Offer

In return, we offer an attractive benefits package and a commitment to ensuring that you achieve a healthy work life balance and opportunities for flexible working arrangements that meet business need.

We offer generous market premium payments (subject to eligibility). You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave allowance and the local government pensions scheme.

You will have excellent opportunities for professional development with access to our social care academy, progression routes and our newly launched practice framework.

We will support you to consolidate your skills and knowledge, assisting you to develop areas of specialist practice development such as Approved Mental Health Professional Training, Best Interest Assessor Training and Practice Educator training.

You will receive regular professional supervision and have the opportunity to critically reflect on your practice. You will be supported to develop your practice and progress your career.

Please state your preferred areas of work and full time or part time preference on your application forms.

Interviews will take place on the 19th / 20th October.

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 a relevant professional qualification (Social Work, Nursing or Occupational Therapy) as well as up to date registration with the appropriate professional body.

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.

Job Description to be discussed during interview and on appointment. 

Contact Details

If you wish to discuss this role please contact aschworkforce@kent.gov.uk and a member of the team will respond appropriately.

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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