Payments for adult social care professionals

We offer competitive pay, and reward the hard work of our staff. The following market premium payments are for social work professionals within older people and physical disability and mental health.

Payments are made in addition to your salary (subject to terms and conditions).

Professionally qualified care managers, case managers, occupational therapists, social workers (non-approved mental health professional in mental health) and registered practitioners

Eligibility

Applies to the above roles in the below teams:

  • Older People and Physical Disability teams
  • Adult Community Services – LDPD team
  • Mental Health teams
  • DOLS and Safeguarding teams including Safeguarding Coordinators – all areas

Amount: £2,000

Criteria

  • Appointed from outside of Kent County Council (does not apply to transfers from other teams or divisions)
  • Includes agency workers appointed to substantive roles
  • Includes Newly Qualified Social Workers appointed as part of an open recruitment process
  • Repayable if individual leaves within 2 years

Dedicated AMHP

Eligibility

Above role within the AMHP service.

Amount: £3000

Criteria

  • Appointed from outside KCC (does not apply to transfers from other teams or divisions)
  • Includes agency workers appointed to substantive roles
  • Repayable if individual leaves within 2 years
  • Must have at least 2 years post qualifying experience.

Developing AMHP, experienced social worker or zero hour AMHP

Eligibility

Above roles within the AMHP service.

Amount: £2000

Criteria

  • Appointed from outside KCC (does not apply to transfers from other teams or divisions)
  • Includes agency workers appointed to substantive roles
  • Repayable if individual leaves within 2 years

Team managers, senior practitioners, advanced practitioner and team leaders

Eligibility

Team managers in the following teams:

  • ONWK OPPD – North Kent Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley (DGS) only

All KR11 senior practitioner/ advanced practitioner/ team leader in all adults services’ teams:

  • OPPD – all areas
  • Adult Community Service Mental Health including dedicated AMHP service
  • Countywide services DOLS and Safeguarding teams inc. MH Safeguarding Coordinators.

Amount: £3,000

Criteria

  • Must have at least 2 years post qualifying experience
  • Appointed from outside of Kent County Council (does not apply to transfers from other teams or divisions)
  • Includes agency workers appointed to substantive roles
  • Repayable if individual leaves within 2 years

Professionally qualified care managers, registered practitioners, senior practitioners and social workers

Eligibility

  • ONWK OPPD – North Kent Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley (DGS) area only
  • Adult Community Services – LDPD team - Dartford, Gravesham, Swanley and Swale (DGSS) area only
  • Disabled Children’s Sensory
  • Adult community services MH - DGS
  • Team Managers (in 0-25 teams only)

Amount: £3,000

Frequency

  • split into 2 payments of £1500 and paid twice a year in June and December salary
  • qualifying periods: 01 June to 30 Nov; 1 Dec to 31 May.

Pension: yes

Criteria

  • Newly qualified social workers have to have been in post for 12 months
  • externally recruited staff have to satisfactorily complete 6 months probationary period
  • carrying full caseload
  • performance level – achieving or above
  • not subject to any formal disciplinary or capability process
  • working in post for minimum 4 months in previous 6 months
  • still in post as of 30 June or 31 December

Approved Mental Health Professional (AHMP)

Amount: £2,000

Frequency: every 5 years

Pension: yes

Criteria: paid on condition that they gain re-approval as an AMHP on a 5-yearly basis