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Social Worker Assistant

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

Role Responsibility

2 positions:

Fixed Term Part Time Contract, 30 hours per week, for 6 months

Fixed Term Part Time Contract, 30 hours per week, for 12 months


The Children in Care Team is large and dynamic and the Social Work Assistant's within the family time service play a vital role in the delivery of services to our vulnerable children and their families. The primary requirement is to facilitate and supervise family time between children in care and their families during which time you will need to ensure children get the best experience from these sessions and support the parents as necessary and appropriately. Whilst most of the arrangements for family time will be in place, you will be happy to assist and support the necessary transport arrangements to ensure the implementation of the care plan. You will need to accurately document these sessions for later use in assisting Social Workers to complete assessments and inform care plans.


On occasions you may be required to assist the Family Time Coordinator in an administrative capacity in scheduling future family time sessions ensuring all necessary paperwork has been received and providing administrative cover if necessary, during annual leave etc. Providing support is essential to our service users so the ability to produce good reports and case notes, collate information and liaise with social workers and other professionals to inform the complex case conferences and court work is another key element of the work.


You will need to be able to demonstrate that you can develop good working relationships with the families, foster carers and other professionals with whom we work so good interpersonal skills are vital. As part of a team of family time supervisors based across South Kent you will be working to and receiving supervision from the Family time coordinator’s.


This role is subject to holding a Full UK Driving Licence – The Council is committed to making reasonable adjustments so whilst this job requires the jobholder to drive your application will still be considered if you are unable to drive due to a disability.


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


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

Mhairi Tumber, 03000416600

About the Company

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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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