Social Worker – Adult Sensory Services, Kent County Council

Salary: £32,933 – £43,592 per annum.
Location: Kroner House, Eurogate Business Park, Ashford, TN24 8XU plus hybrid working.
Basis: Fulltime, Permanent.

We operate in a hybrid model of office-based working and working from home to meet the needs of the service.

£3000 Golden Hello payment to all new joiners (subject to criteria) and service-related payments following continuous service.

About Us

This is an exciting opportunity to join the adult sensory service which is a small Kent wide team which has the knowledge, skills and experience to work with d/Deaf and deaf-blind individuals, whatever their communication preferences, including British Sign Language (BSL). Our aim is to assist people affected by deafness or deaf blindness to empower them to lead as full and independent life as possible and put the person and good practice at the heart of what we do.

We work with adults with a range of care and support needs placing individuals at the centre of their support. You will undertake work of varying levels of complexity including, Care Act Assessments, Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Assessments, Court of Protection applications and s42 safeguarding enquiries.

Our social care interventions are structured around the three pillars of excellent practice, exceptional innovation, and meaningful measures. Therefore, our work is orientated around building relationships with the individual their families and carers. We engage with communities early on to help people feel empowered to find trusted help and support locally from a range of sources.

About You

We welcome applications from experienced and newly qualified social workers, all of whom can demonstrate capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards, legislative and policy frameworks.

You will hold a registration with Social Work England.

You will have a high level of literacy and communication skills, both verbal and written.

We are looking for future employees who have a positive, forward-thinking attitude. Using strengths-based practice with individuals which is built around their desired outcomes and goals. Our teams are imaginative, locally focused and flexible and we are searching for registered practitioners with a likeminded approach, working collaboratively as part of a team.

This role is subject to holding a Full UK Driving Licence – 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.

Our Support Offer

In return, we offer an attractive benefits package and a commitment to ensuring that you achieve a healthy work life balance and opportunities for flexible working arrangements that meet business need.

We offer generous market premium payments (subject to eligibility). You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave allowance and the local government pension scheme.

You will have excellent opportunities for professional development with access to our social care academy, progression routes and our newly launched practice framework.

We will support you to consolidate your skills and knowledge, assisting you to develop areas of specialist practice development such as Approved Mental Health Professional Training, Best Interest Assessor Training and Practice Educator training.

You will receive regular professional supervision and have the opportunity to critically reflect on your practice. You will be supported to develop your practice and progress your career.

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.

How to Apply

To apply, please follow the link below. Closing dates for applications is Wednesday 10th July 2024. Interviews to be held at Kroner House, Ashford, on Wednesday 17th July 2024.

Social Worker – Adult Sensory Services | 10 July, 2024 | Jobs and careers with Kent County Council