Senior practitioners vacancies

Can you provide clinical leadership for the social care agenda within integrated learning disability services?

You will require a highly competent level of skills in assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation. You will provide operational leadership to social workers and expertise to a multi-disciplinary team to make sure the timely delivery of a safe and effective service, maximising people's statutory rights.

You will provide expert supervision to our care managers.

This important role will see you both supervising a team of care managers and handling your own small caseload of the most complex cases. You will help ensure that the team is making the best use of resources, utilising both commissioned services and community facilities. From complex, high risk casework to attendance at the Court of Protection, no 2 days will ever be the same as you support the team in their endeavours to develop high quality care and support plans for their clients. Taking a strength-based approach, you will also work closely with your own clients, supporting them to take positive risks whilst aiming for the least restrictive interventions. You will be expected to produce complex, high quality reports, chair case conferences, be designated senior officer for s42 safeguarding enquiries and support team members through court proceedings. Crucially, you will also mentor social work students, registered and non-registered staff and deputise for the Service Manager in their absence.

With the confidence and the ability to supervise and develop colleagues and work placement students, you will have good mentoring and teaching skills. You will be assessed as competent to work at the Advanced Practitioner level of the Social Care Capability Framework. You will also have an extensive knowledge of all relevant legislation and county procedures, with the ability to inspire excellent work from your team. 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.

At Kent County Council, we want every member of our community to be safeguarded and supported to achieve their best outcomes. You will be central to this remit and, in recognition of this, we offer an introductory payment when you start work with us and a relocation package if you need it.

Our offer

  • Starting salary £40,607 and £46,501
  • Relocation packages up to a maximum of £8,000
  • Full induction and comprehensive professional learning and development
  • Starting annual leave allowance of 27 - 30 days
  • A minimum of 5 day's training each year
  • Excellent local government pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers


There are currently no vacancies.

Contact our dedicated recruitment team on 03000 41 11 18 or email