Qualified Social Worker - Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

Qualified Social Worker – Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children – Kent

Role: Qualified Social Worker
Location:  Kent
Team: Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children
Pay:  up to £38 per hour
Contract: Full-Time Locum
OFSTED: Outstanding
In the office: Hybrid

Are you a dedicated and experienced Qualified Social Worker looking to make a meaningful impact in children's services? Kent County Council is seeking passionate professionals like you to join their dynamic Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) Team.


  • Supportive and collaborative team environment
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression
  • Flexible working arrangements, including a mix of office-based and remote work
  • Meaningful work that positively impacts the lives of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children


  • Managing a caseload of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, ensuring their needs are met through effective care planning and intervention
  • Conducting thorough assessments to understand the needs, risks, and cultural considerations for each child
  • Developing and implementing personalised care plans in collaboration with children, foster carers, and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Providing support and guidance to foster carers and residential staff to ensure high-quality care
  • Preparing detailed reports and attending court proceedings when necessary
  • Engaging with children and young people to understand their views and wishes, ensuring their voices are heard and respected
  • Liaising with other social work teams, legal representatives, and external agencies to provide comprehensive support for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children


  • Qualified Social Worker registered with Social Work England
  • Proven experience in working with unaccompanied asylum-seeking children or vulnerable children
  • Strong assessment, analytical, and report-writing skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and manage a diverse caseload
  • Cultural sensitivity and understanding of the unique challenges faced by unaccompanied asylum-seeking children

About Kent County Council: Kent County Council is committed to delivering high-quality services to its diverse community. The Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children Team plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety, well-being, and positive outcomes for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. As part of this team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to meaningful change and support vulnerable children in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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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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