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Social Worker, West Kent Disabled Young People's Team 16-25

Young People Services
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| £28,413 - £38,414 per annum (Salary dependent on experience and progression through the Career Grade | Permanent Full Time, 37 hours per week |

An opportunity has arisen for a full-time Social Worker in one of KCC’s Young People’s Teams within the Disability Service. The team has been in place for one year and this is an exciting time to join a growing, motivated team as we build and consolidate good practice in this area of social work.

You will be involved in assessing the needs of disabled young people aged between 16 and 25 as they transition into adulthood and planning with them support to build their skills and independence. You will be highly motivated and demonstrate excellent social work knowledge, skills and values to deliver the highest quality service to disabled young people, their families and carers. Experience in either Children’s or Adult’s Services would be essential, including child protection and/or adult safeguarding.

Our team consists of Social Workers and Social Work Assistants and you will be required to work closely with our colleagues in Children’s Social Work Teams, a range of teams within the Lifespan Pathway, and other key agencies, such as Health, Education and the voluntary sector.

The team covers a large geographical area but your base will be Worrall House, Kings Hill. There will however be an expectation that you are able to work flexibly across the whole area. The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wide operational area including travelling around the county of Kent and beyond. You should note that public transport is rarely a viable option as your role will involve you transporting people and equipment to venues in very rural areas, often with limited public transport.

As a new service there is an extensive training and development programme in place and you will be provided with support and opportunities to further develop your own knowledge and skills with regular supervision.

The successful candidate will hold a degree in social work (CQSW, DipSW or equivalent) or equivalent in a related professional qualification, be HCPC registered and have a variety of post-qualification experience of working with children and / or adults and their families.

This post is considered by Kent County Council 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 the Health and Care Professions Council.

Kent is a large and diverse county, offering a broad range of challenges and opportunities to support children and young people from a variety of backgrounds and circumstances. Ofsted recently rated our services as “good”. We want to support disabled children and young people of Kent to achieve the best outcomes, and this can only be delivered as a team effort. Our Young People’s teams are built on an ethos of excellent partnership working with service users and collaboration with our professional colleagues.

If you are interested in this post and would like additional information, please contact Jacqueline Kazemian on 03000 417634. Please note Jacqueline's work days are Monday - Wednesday.

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

For further information on this role please contact Jacqueline Kazemian on 03000 417634.

Closing date: 28th January 2019

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