Senior Practitioner - Dover/Deal Promoting and Supporting Independence Team | Jobs and careers with Kent County Council <!--font-awesome-->
Are you a registered Social Worker with significant post-qualification experience of working within a Local Authority, Health and Social Care setting or related Private and Voluntary Organisation? If the answer is yes, we have the opportunity for you to take the next step in your career and we would love to hear from you.
We are offering an excellent opportunity to join a friendly, dynamic, and supportive team. Our Older Persons and Physical Disability team assesses and provides support to the Dover/Deal community. Our focus is on promoting and supporting people’s independence and wellbeing.
You will provide a practice and supervisory service to both registered and unregistered staff within the team, ensuring safe practice and adherence to current legislation and local authority policies, procedures, and practice guidance. Work with local social care health systems, leading close working with service providers to support service users to work towards their independence and wellbeing goals. Excellent communication skills are essential to facilitate this.
You will be accountable for your own performance and monitor the performance of a designated group of professional staff within the team taking appropriate action and provide support to maintain high practice standards. Support the Team Manager in the recruitment and induction of new staff. Manage and support the development of the team’s knowledge base and expertise as well as supporting the day to day management of the team to ensure services are delivered and meet the standards required.
This is an exciting time to join us and we welcome enquiries regarding the post prior to interviews from people who are ready to be part of our exciting journey.
Applicants must be flexible to provide a responsive and seamless service.
- Starting salary £39, 812
- Full induction and comprehensive professional learning and development
- Starting annual leave allowance of 27 - 30 days
- A minimum of 5 days training each year
- Excellent Local Government pension scheme
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.
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.
For further information on this role please contact Team Manager Belinda Rotchell on 03000 411367.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.