Senior Practitioner – East Kent Short Term Pathways Team
This is an exciting opportunity that has arisen for the post of Senior Practitioner.
We are a friendly, dynamic, and supportive team which promotes professional development.
The work of the Short Term Pathways Team in East Kent is alongside adults who have had a hospital stay or period of short term care and are now planning for how to meet their future care and support needs This post is within a team that works collaboratively with health and other partner agencies and focuses on promoting a person’s independence.
We are looking for a motivated, experienced professional who is interested in supporting team members and building strong relationships with our partners. You will also needs to be flexible and committed to working in an integrated team and ready to embrace new ways of working to help further shape our services.
As a Senior Practitioner within the Short-Term Pathways Team, you will be supporting team members who work with people over the age of 18 with a wide range of needs
Our Short-Term Pathways Team is creative, energetic and dynamic. We are proud of the high standard of service we provide to those we work with 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.
We are increasingly accessible to the public outside of traditional office hours, as we
move towards an 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week service to ensure service needs
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 an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service and registration as a qualified Social Worker with Social Work England.
This post is linked to the teams work at hospital sites as well as care homes across East Kent and work base will be discussed at interview. There is an expectation that you will travel to various locations in East Kent to undertake Short-Term Pathways work.
If you are a registered Social Worker (or meet the qualification criteria as a KCC employee) then we would love to hear from you
If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Jeremy Cialis, Team Manager on 03000 410714
- Full induction and comprehensive professional learning and development
- Regular and supportive supervision
- Starting annual leave allowance of 27 – 30 days
- Consideration for one-off, market recruitment payment to successful applicants who meet the criteria.
Please note that due to the current situation, interviews will be held via Telephone/webcam