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Registered Practitioner, Social Work Team - Swale

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| £28,413 - £38,414 per annum (Salary dependent on experience and progression through the Career Grade is based on the fulfilment of required capabilities) | Permanent full time, 37 hours per week |

Registered Practitioners Social Work Older People and People with Physical Disability (OPPD)

We have a vacancy for a Registered Practitioner to join our newly formed Social Work Team in OPPD, West Kent South, based at Worrall House, Kings Hill and/or Montague House, Tunbridge Wells. We are looking for Social Work, Nursing or OT qualified staff to join this busy but exciting team.

The successful applicants will be responsible for managing a caseload (20-30) carrying out short term intensive interventions with clients. The focus will be on undertaking robust, strength-based assessments working collaboratively with people to take control and improve their lives at a time when their security, safety or ability to participate in life or society may be restricted. A primary aspect of the role will be to ensure that the work carried out has focused outcomes and is completed within the 12 -16 week guidelines.

We are committed to providing regular supervision which will be provided by the Senior Practitioner in the area and will ensure time is allowed for critical reflection of work undertaken. We aim to promote the retention of our social work staff through ensuring that individual professional development needs are considered. We work with Professional Development Educators who offer additional support including 1:1 reflective support, practice development workshops, complex casework support.

Contracted hours will be 37 hours per week. Mileage expenses are payable and applicants will be expected to be able to travel across a geographic area which may not be easily accessible by public transport.


This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service and a relevant professional qualification (Social Work, Nursing or Occupational Therapy) as well as up to date registration with the appropriate professional body.


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.

To view and download the job description and person specification for this role please click here.

For further information on this role please contact Simon Southworth on 03000 417180.

Closing date: Thursday 24th January 2019

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