Advanced Practitioner (Calderdale Therapeutic Centre)
£43,421 - £46,464 per annum
21st Jul, 2024
Job description

Post Ref: CC098

This exciting Advanced Practitioner post has been created as part of Calderdale’s commitment to supporting the emotional wellbeing and mental health of all Children Looked After.

Calderdale Council’s Children’s Services have recently been judged by Ofsted as ‘Good’ overall in all areas across Children Social Care. Calderdale are looking for passionate and committed people who can make a meaningful difference to our children and contribute to our continuing improvement journey.

The benefits of working for Calderdale Children’s Social Care are that you will be supported to provide the very best service for our children. Quality reflective and clinical supervision is provided and there is a strong learning culture within the service.

We give a commitment to maintaining caseloads at an appropriate level, which ensures practitioners are given the opportunities to work effectively and robustly. You will be given a comprehensive induction program and work closely with you to meet your well-being, training and development needs.

What we are looking for is to appoint an Advanced Practitioner to join the Calderdale Therapeutic Service (CTS) for Children looked after. CTS is small, dynamic team of dedicated professionals providing a targeted emotional wellbeing and mental health support service that to Children that are looked after by Calderdale local authority.

As an a Advanced practitioner you will provide therapeutic assessments of need, offer trauma sensitive formulations and provide a range of direct and indirect interventions.

You will also be comfortable offering psychologically informed support to professional social work networks, facilitating reflective practice groups and delivering key training related to the teams work.

The Advanced Practitioner will need to be a self-motivated individual with excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to take responsibility for the development of specific areas of professional social work practice across the borough including mentoring less experienced members of the team.

It is also desirable for the post holder to have previous experience and /or qualifications in delivering therapeutic interventions.

Applications will be considered from qualified social worker (BA/DipSW/CQSW or equivalent), registered with Social Work England and who can demonstrate they have therapeutic training or significant relevant work experience in the field of child and adolescent mental health, trauma or attachment based work.

We will offer:
• Supportive management and a service-wide commitment to continuous improvement.
• A creative and challenging team with supportive colleagues.
• Opportunities to develop your supervision and management skills in a supportive environment.
• Supervision and appraisal arrangements to build your skills and to assist you in your career development.
• An excellent learning and development programme that reflects your needs and the skills that you will need to develop.

To arrange an informal discussion please contact:

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. Applicants to posts that are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act will require a DBS from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed.

Closing Date: Sunday 21st July 2024 Midnight
Interview: Friday 2nd August 2024

Calderdale will reimburse the post holders required professional membership, annually.

We may utilise digital interview methods.

As part of our Vision ( we aim to be a talented, resilient and inclusive community. We welcome applications from all and offer a variety of flexible working / job share opportunities.

On 30 January 2019, the Council declared a climate emergency in a bold move to step up its action to tackle climate change.

Calderdale Council embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and we are committed to providing an environment that is inclusive. We encourage applications from people who share our commitment to challenge inequality and promote diversity across Calderdale. We particularly welcome applications from communities that are currently under-represented in our organisation. All applications are anonymised before being seen by the selection panel.

For support on your application please read our Application Booklet or visit our Employment Hub..

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date, an early submission is advised.

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