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Temporary Contact Assessment Officer

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

Role Responsibility

Are you looking for the perfect summer job?  We are looking for temporary Contact Assessment Officers to join our Area Referral Management Service (ARMS) to work part-time or full-time hours during July, August and September 2021. The positions will be based at Kroner House, Ashford.  Please note the hours would need to be worked during Monday to Friday 8:30-5:00.

The ARMS Team is responsible for progressing contact enquiries made to Adult Social Care and decide on the next pathway for the person being referred. The service is very busy due to the nature of the work undertaken and therefore you must be resilient and able to work well under pressure as well as being comfortable speaking to people by telephone and inputting information into our client database.  

Contacts are received from the public, partner agencies and other organisations who are seeking advice, support, and guidance from Adult Social Care. You will need to have experience of working for Adult Social Care or a related organisation and with vulnerable adults. You will be expected to process and respond to enquiries and establish information to assist you in making a decision on the next steps for the contact.

For more information about our service please click on this link: 

Introducing the Area Referral Management Service (ARMS) (office.com)

You will need to have an understanding of Adult Safeguarding, Mental Capacity Act and Data Protection.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a vibrant team, receive regular supervision from a Senior Contact Assessment Officer and will be encouraged to develop both professionally and personally and grow your knowledge base.

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 a Basic Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Our offer

  • Full induction and comprehensive professional learning and development programme
  • Starting annual leave allowance of 25 days (pro-rata for part-time)

Please note that we ONLY accept fully completed application forms through this recruitment system and not email of CV's.

Interviews will be held by Microsoft Teams.

Contact Details

If you have read the advertisement and job description and watched our video and still have a question about the role, please contact Wendy Margott on wendy.margott@kent.gov.uk

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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