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Newly Qualified Social Worker - Children Social Work Services

  • Employer: Kent County Council
  • Reference: REF/TP/220/6138
  • Published: Mon 05/09/2022, 15:08 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 25/09/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £30,485 - £34,693 per annum (Plus £2,000 Annual Car Market Premium and £3,000 Annual Market Premium)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Kent

Are you a Newly Qualified Social Worker who will have successfully passed your social work degree course and be available to start this summer?

Then we are the right team at the right time and in the right place.

The Right Team

We know that if our social workers are going to make real change in children's lives, they need the best support, leadership and resources we can offer. We will guide you through the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) Programme to ensure you fulfil your potential as a developing practitioner. When you join our Children’s Social Work Service in Kent ‘you’ soon becomes ‘we’. From day one we will help you with a full induction, regular supervision and ongoing support.

The Right Time

We have invested in every area of our service and that includes investing in the careers of outstanding people who share in our commitment to improving the lives of the children of Kent. 

The Right Place

We are proud of our Ofsted rating of outstanding and we are continuing to develop excellent services and ensure ‘Children are at the centre of Kent County Council’s culture and practice’ (Ofsted 2022.) As one of the largest Children’s Social Work Service in the country we can make sure in your first year of post qualifying you will have a protected caseload. We also offer a comprehensive learning and development framework in Kent. And because one size doesn’t fit all, we offer opportunities that can be tailored to individual and team needs.

We can offer you a competitive salary, staff benefits package and excellent career development and training that comes from working for an authority as large as Kent. Following satisfactory completion of your probation, a years’ service in the role and after demonstrating your ability to manage a full caseload, a £3,000 annual market premium will be payable. You are also entitled to a £2,000 annual car market premium (subject to eligibility).

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.

The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wide operational area including travelling around the county of Kent and beyond to transport children and their belongings and be available to do so in an emergency. 

This role is subject to holding a Full UK Driving License – The Council is committed to making reasonable adjustments so whilst this job requires the jobholder to drive your application will still be considered if you are unable to drive due to a disability.

Please note you will be shortlisted based on your application and the answers you provide so please complete these in full. 

Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis. Please do not re-apply if you have been interviewed for this post in the last six months.

Interview Dates: 10th-12th October

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.

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  • Employer: Kent County Council
  • Reference: REF/TP/220/6138
  • Published: Mon 05/09/2022, 15:08 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 25/09/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £30,485 - £34,693 per annum (Plus £2,000 Annual Car Market Premium and £3,000 Annual Market Premium)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Kent

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