Kent County Council are looking for an Experienced Social Worker to be part of an innovative service working with individuals on forensic Mental Health Act pathways.
The Community Forensic Social Work Service supports the discharge of individuals from secure hospitals and is expanding in early 2022 to support discharge for all adults on forensic pathways including people with a learning disability and autism.
You will play a key role in the multi-disciplinary team, working with partners in health and criminal justice agencies to safeguard the public. You will focus on delivering the local authority’s statutory duties including acting as social supervisor where necessary (training will be provided).
Utilising strengths and rights-based approaches you will support people to reintegrate into their communities, reducing inequalities, improving quality of life, instilling hope and realising real change.
You will have experience of working with complexity, diversity and of assessing and mitigating risk. You will be either an Approved Mental Health Professional OR a Best Interest Assessor and will have completed or be willing to work towards your Practice Educator Stage 1.
This is a rare chance to join and shape this expanding service, and offers opportunities to develop your knowledge, skills and your career.
The role is permanent and full-time. The Service is based at the Trevor Gibbens Unit in Maidstone, Kent but you will be working flexibly across a wide geographical area, so the ability to travel in a timely manner according to business need is essential.
Kent County Council offers a competitive range of employee benefits and flexible employment conditions to help staff reach their full potential.
This post offers a ‘Golden Hello’ of £2,000 to the successful candidate if appointed from outside of Kent County Council.
A relocation assistance scheme may also be available to applicants who live a significant distance from the stated office base.
This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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.