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Social Worker - 16 plus Care Leavers Service
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: CSC423RJ
  • Published: Mon 11/10/2021, 14:50 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 25/10/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Up to £38,471 inclusive of market premia
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Chatham, Kent, Kent

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Social Worker - 16 plus Care Leavers Service

The 16+ Care Leavers Service is recruiting a Social Worker, initially on a 1 year fixed term contract, with the view to extend this to 2 years. 

You will provide a high quality and effective professional casework service for young people in care as they transition to independence, taking responsibility for working and managing a caseload within a framework of appropriate supervision, dependent upon the complexities of these cases and the social worker’s experience.  

This role is a case holding role of 16, 17 and 18 year old young people in care, managing care proceedings and the associated tasks necessary, supporting young people by ensuring pathways are followed, prior to leaving care and handing over to a Personal Advisor within the team.

You will be competent in all areas of the PCF at Social Worker level and The Knowledge and Skills Statement (KSS) for approved child and family practitioners.

For a full list of benefits and rewards, please click here.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Amy Thompson, Team Manager, on 01634 335706 or email

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview via Microsoft Teams.

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Please click on the ‘Apply Online’ button.  Alternatively email your cv with a covering letter to, quoting reference CSC423RJ


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Please note that all recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in hard copy format, please contact the Children's Services Recruitment Team on 01634 332211 or email

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