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. You also need to be flexible in your 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 Registered Practitioner 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
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.
There is a requirement for applicants to have received both Covid vaccinations.
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
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 currently home working however there is the expectation to travel to acute hospitals and various care homes in West Ken