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Social Worker

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

Role Responsibility

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Short-Term Pathways Team in East Kent.

We are a friendly, dynamic, and supportive team which promotes professional development.

The team works alongside adults who have had a hospital stay or period of short-term care and are now planning for how to meet their future care and support needs. As a team we work collaboratively with health and other partner agencies and focus on promoting a person’s independence. We are proud of the high standard of service we provide to those we work with at their most vulnerable times.

We are looking for motivated, experienced professionals who are committed to embrace new ways of working, to help further shape our services.

As a Social Worker you will be working with people over the age of 18 with a diverse range of care and support needs. You will manage a dynamic caseload requiring complex assessment and on-going support.

Through excellent opportunities for training and development, including a comprehensive induction, you will receive the support you need and recognition for your good work.

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 and registration as a qualified Social Worker with Social Work England.

We are increasingly accessible to the public outside of traditional office hours, as we
move towards an 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week service to ensure service needs
are met.

This post is linked to the teams work at hospital sites as well as care homes across East Kent and work base will be discussed at interview. There is an expectation that the successful applicant will travel to various locations in East Kent to undertake Short-Term Pathways work. The ability to travel across a wide geographical area in a timely and flexible manner at various times of the day is essential.

OT and Nursing registration will be accepted for internal candidates only. will be accepted. If you are a registered Social Worker (or meet the qualification criteria as a KCC employee) then we would love to hear from you.

Our offer

  • Full induction and comprehensive professional learning and development
  • Regular and supportive supervision
  • Starting annual leave allowance of 28 – 30 days 
  • Consideration for one-off, market recruitment payment to successful applicants who meet the criteria

Contact Details

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Jeremy Cialis, Team Manager on 03000 410714

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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