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Social Worker - Dartford Community Team

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

Role Responsibility

We are recruiting Social Workers in the Dartford Community Team with a range of different skills and experience.  

We operate in a hybrid model of office-based working and working from home to meet the needs of the service with the office based in Gravesend.

A £3000 Golden Hello payment is on offer to new joiners (subject to criteria) and service-related payments following continuous service.


About Us

This is an exciting opportunity to join our community teams across North 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.

You will hold a registration with a professional body (Social Work England)

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.

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.


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 pension 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.

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.


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.


We also welcome applications from experienced registered nurses and occupational therapists with relevant experience into our Community Practitioner roles. If you hold a registration with a professional body (Social Work England, HCPC, Nursing and Midwifery Council) and would like to know more about these opportunities please contact Annah Mapani on 03000 411207



Contact Details

For more information about the role, please contact:  Annah Mapani Team Manager 03000 411207.

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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