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Social Worker – West Kent Short Term Pathway Team

  • Employer: Kent County Council
  • Reference: REF/TP/21842/1456
  • Published: Tue 23/02/2021, 13:23 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 05/03/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Starting salary £29,446 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Maidstone Hospital, Kent

Role Responsibility

If you are a registered Social Worker, then we would love to hear from you.  We are offering an excellent opportunity to join a friendly, dynamic and supportive team which promotes professional development.

The post would be based in the West Kent area and focusing on the work for discharge planning for clients under the Older Persons Physical Disability (OPPD) remit. This post is within a team that works collaboratively with health and other partnership agencies and focuses on promoting a person’s independence.

We are looking for motivated, experienced professionals who are interested in working within the Short Term Pathways, and keen to work with Acute, Community Hospitals. The successful applicant also needs to be flexible in their approach and committed to working in an integrated team and ready to embrace new ways of working, to help further shape our services. 

As a Social Worker within the Short Term Pathways team you will be working with people over the age of 18 with a wide range of needs, you will manage a caseload requiring assessment, review and on-going support to make a real difference in achieving improved outcomes and leading to independent living for the service user.

Our team in Short Term Pathways is creative, energetic, dynamic and diverse. The team are proud of the high standard of service we provide to our customers at their most vulnerable times.

The ability to travel across a wide geographical area in a timely and flexible manner at various times of the day is essential. You should note that public transport is rarely a viable option as some rural areas of Kent often have 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.

We are increasingly accessible to the public outside of traditional office hours, as we
move towards an 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week service to ensure service needs
are met.

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 based at Maidstone Hospital, however there is an expectation that the successful applicant will travel to the various locations in West Kent to undertake short term pathway work.

Contact Details

For further information on this role please contact Jane Sargeant - Short Term Pathways Team Manager on 07827 970365.

About the Company

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.

Downloads

  • Job Description & Person Specification

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  • Employer: Kent County Council
  • Reference: REF/TP/21842/1456
  • Published: Tue 23/02/2021, 13:23 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 05/03/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Starting salary £29,446 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Maidstone Hospital, Kent

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