Social workers

We're looking for social workers who have a positive, forward-thinking attitude and are willing to use strengths-based practice to help people live their lives in the way that matters most to them.

Our social care support is structured around:

  • excellent practice
  • exceptional innovation
  • meaningful measures.

Therefore, our work is orientated around building relationships with:

  • the individual
  • their families
  • carers.

We engage with communities early to help people feel empowered to find trusted help and support from a range of local sources.

Want to join the team? Register your interest.

Putting people at the centre of their support

We work with adults with a range of care and support needs, putting people at the centre of their support. You will undertake work at varying levels of complexity including:

  • Care Act 2014 assessments
  • strengths-based practice
  • Section 42 safeguarding enquiries
  • person-centred support planning
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005 assessments
  • Court of Protection applications
  • work in the community
  • specialist services, for example Advanced Mental Health Professional (AMPH) and forensic.

Flexible working

We're committed to flexible and hybrid working. Our social workers spend time working with people in the community, working in our offices and have the opportunity to work from home.

Training and development

You'll have excellent opportunities for professional development with:

  • access to our social care academy
  • progression routes
  • our practice framework.

We'll support you to consolidate your skills and knowledge, assisting you to develop areas of specialist practice development, such as training to become:

  • an Approved Mental Health Professional
  • a Best Interest Assessor
  • a Practice Educator.

You will receive regular professional supervision and have the opportunity to critically reflect on your practice.

Our offer

When you join us, you'll get:

  • a basic salary of between £32,485 and £43,011 per year (37 hours per week)
  • £3,000 Golden Hello payment (subject to criteria)
  • service related payments following continuous service (subject to criteria)
  • 29 to 30 days paid holiday (plus bank holidays and an extra day off during the Christmas period)
  • specialist practice development training to become an Approved Mental Health Professional, a Best Interest Assessor or a Practice Educator
  • an excellent local government pension
  • annual performance related pay reviews
  • a comprehensive wellbeing package including access to Kent Rewards and the NHS Blue Light scheme
  • a free DBS check.

Register your interest