Qualified Social Worker - Children's Locality Team

Qualified Social Worker – Children's Locality Team – Kent County Council

Role: Qualified Social Worker
Location:  Kent County Council
Team: Children's Locality Team
Pay:  up to £42 per hour
Contract: Full-Time Locum
OFSTED: Outstanding
In the office: Hybrid

Are you a skilled and compassionate Qualified Social Worker with a passion for making a difference in the lives of children and families? Our client, Kent County Council, is looking for dedicated professionals to join their Children's Social Work Team. This is your chance to take on a fulfilling role within children's services, offering competitive pay and the opportunity to truly impact your community.

Purpose of the Job: As a Qualified Social Worker within the Children's Social Work Team, you will manage a diverse caseload involving various levels of complexity. Your role will encompass the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of appropriate actions to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and their families. You will contribute to the effective application of resources, ensuring that the needs and well-being of children are at the forefront of your work. The successful candidate will work in line with the Social Care Capability Framework (SCCF).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage a caseload of children and families with varying levels of complexity
  • Conduct thorough assessments to identify the needs and risks within families
  • Develop and implement comprehensive care plans
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and adjust plans as necessary
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams, external agencies, and families
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date case records
  • Advocate for the rights and best interests of children and their families
  • Participate in team meetings, case conferences, and training sessions


  • Competitive pay rates of up to £42 per hour
  • Supportive and collaborative team environment
  • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements to support work-life balance
  • Career progression opportunities within children’s services
  • Access to employee benefits and well-being programs


  • Qualified Social Worker with current Social Work England registration
  • Proven experience in children's social work
  • Strong assessment, planning, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage complex caseloads effectively
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • Adherence to the Social Care Capability Framework (SCCF)

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Interested in learning more about the Qualified Social Worker role in Kent County Council? Contact Rhys Rafferty at 01635 226350.

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