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Social Worker

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

Role Responsibility

A new opportunity has arisen for a Social Worker to support disabled children and their families in the South Kent Coast and Thanet Disabled Children’s Team.  This post will be based in Dover but there is an expectation to work across the whole area covered by the team. 

The Disabled Children’s Team supports children and young people who are severely and/or profoundly disabled. On their 16th birthday our young people transition to our partner 16 to 25 Disabled Young People’s Team.

The team covers the South Kent Coast and Thanet area.  We are seeking a flexible, highly motivated person to carry a caseload comprising of children in need, children in care and, if suitably experienced, child protection 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.

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.

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 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.

Contact Details

For more information about the role, please contact Craig Young, Team Manager on 03000 418053 

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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