Kent County Council – Integrated Children’s Service

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This is the page for Kent County Council's Children's Services. Click here to see Kent County Council’s opportunities to work with Adults instead.

Kent is a great place to live and an even better place to be a social worker. Just ask staff who made the change and moved to Kent to take up a new role have to say about their experience...

 

                

As I am new to my role it has been invaluable that the teams across the district have been friendly and approachable. Within my team it is like a second family, as they are supportive and encouraging. It can be challenging at times but that comes with the profession and working with the children is so rewarding in itself. Working for Kent is great as they offer so many benefits for you professionals and personally, from training opportunities to rewards.

Samantha Bruce, Newly Qualified Social Worker, Folkestone and Hythe Child in Care Team

“I have only been within the team 'CIC Dover' since Monday the 2nd September 2019 and previously worked at Essex County Council in CIC for a period of 2 years. Everyone has been really welcoming and helpful. I look forward to the future working with my colleagues.”
Amy Renwick, CIC Team, Dover

 

Careers with Kent County Council

 

As a large and diverse county, Kent offers exciting challenges for experienced and talented social workers who want to do the best for our children. With London and the continent on our doorstep, Kent is a county of vibrant towns and cities, a buzzing art and cultural scene and stunning countryside and coastline. Manageable caseloads, excellent training and supervision, flexible working conditions and supportive teams mean that there is a real opportunity to reach that vital work-life balance.

It is an exciting time to join Kent’s children’s services – we have gone through a huge period of improvement, recognised by Ofsted, we have a strong management team supporting highly committed teams with great opportunities for career progression. We want to foster excellence and we aspire to be a true learning organisation. Social work staff have access to a wide range of training, alongside our inspirational Social Work Masterclasses which give social workers access to the leading national thinkers and researchers in the field.

We offer great pay and incentives, excellent training and a great place to live.

Our offer includes:

•  Competitive pay, including annual market premiums up to £3,000 in eligible roles
•  A work-life balance – manageable caseloads and flexible working
•  At least five days each year to take up training and development opportunities, such as social work development, IT, admin and management development
•  Relocation packages up to £8,000
•  25-30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
•  Travel costs
•  A range of family support, including childcare vouchers, carers’ leave, and attractive maternity and adoption pay
•  A rewards scheme offering discounts and cashback at more than 1,400 retailers
•  An excellent local government pension scheme
•  Free counselling sessions
•  Discounted healthcare packages

Join us now so we can achieve our ultimate goal – each child in Kent happy, healthy and safe in a permanent home.

 

Newly Qualified Social Worker

Location:Countywide

Type:Permanent

 

Social Worker Children’s Services

Location:Countywide

Type:Permanent

 

Senior Practitioner Children’s Services

Location:Countywide

Type:Permanent

 

Team Manager Children’s Services

Location:Countywide

Type:Permanent