Poor management and inequality!
social worker newly qualified (Former Employee) – Kent – 7 September 2017
I was working for KCC as a newly qualified social worker, however the lack of support gained as a student in comparison to what is promised does not match at all, different team managers, first team manager completely ignored the numerous of occasions requested to complete my documents, leaving me with a delayed ASYE and incomplete.
Team manager left without being honest about the lack of support given, very poor practice.
I was disgusted by the lack of employees from an ethnic background and the way those which were treated in the office environment. Bullying does exist, i was a witness to this and other colleagues receiving it, not a comfortable environment for long term work. I have worked in several office environments and have thankfully never experienced this type of treatment before.
Being a Social Worker should be about the employee feeling safe enough in the workplace to reflect and learn, as it is a difficult job, it is unfortunate Kent County Council did not give this "promised" experience.
Flexible working, car allowance.
Long hours, lack of support, lack of training opportunities, various changes no stability.