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Social Worker - Newly qualified

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Role overview

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a newly Qualified Social Worker to support disabled children and their families in the East Disabled Children’s Team. This post will be based in Margate or Whitstable but there is an expectation to work across the whole area covered by the team. 

As a newly qualified social worker, you will play a pivotal role in our Disabled Children's Team. You will work closely with children and young people who are severely and/or profoundly disabled, their families, and a range of professionals to assess needs, develop care plans, and deliver effective interventions. This is an excellent opportunity to start your career in a supportive and collaborative environment where your contributions will make a significant impact.

We are seeking a flexible, highly motivated person to carry a caseload comprising of children in need, and children in care cases. 

The team follows a care pathway approach, and we carry our children through from the first assessment, child in need, child protection, all court work, child in care, adoption and permanency. As a Newley Qualified Social Worker you will have the opportunity to develop your practice across this pathway in a supported way.

Key Responsibilities:

- Conduct comprehensive assessments of children with disabilities and their families.

- Develop, implement, and review care plans tailored to individual needs.

- Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams, including healthcare providers, educators, and community organizations.

- Provide direct support and advocacy for children and families.

- Maintain accurate and up-to-date case records in line with legal and organizational requirements.

- Participate in regular supervision, training, and professional development opportunities.

What We Offer:

- A supportive and inclusive working environment.

- Ongoing professional development and training opportunities.

- Competitive salary and benefits package.

- Opportunities for career progression.

- Flexible working arrangements to promote a healthy work-life balance.

Requirements:

- Degree in Social Work and registration with Social Work England.

- Passion for working with disabled children and a commitment to improving their outcomes.

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

- Strong organizational and time-management skills.

- Willingness to travel within the Canterbury, coastal, and Thanet areas.

A high standard of written English is an important requirement as all team members must be able to produce a good standard of report writing and maintain accurate, comprehensive written records. Excellent organisational skills, communication and IT skills are also essential.

You will need to demonstrate an ability to engage with children, young people, their families and carers coupled with the integrity to work within a confidential, professional environment. We will be looking for someone with an understanding of the rewards and challenges of caring for a disabled child.  In return you will be provided with support and opportunities to develop your own knowledge and skills further with regular supervision.

Professionally registered with a degree in social work with Social Work England.  

If you would welcome the opportunity to join a friendly team in a worthwhile and challenging role, we would like to hear from you.

The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wide operational area including travelling Kent wide and beyond. You should note that public transport is rarely a viable option as your role will involve you working with families in very rural areas, with limited public transport.

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.

Contact Details

For further information on this role, please contact Sarah Brooks 03000 422393

About the Company

Work that works for you and us - let’s talk flexibility!

 

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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