Calderdale is a beautiful metropolitan borough in the heart of the Yorkshire Pennines, situated between Manchester and Leeds. The spectacular natural landscape, vibrant towns, quirky culture, and tremendous architecture make it a great place to live and work. Its ideal location allows for easy access via the motorway or rail into the town centre or the surrounding area.

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Posted
Application deadline 3rd January 2019
Job reference ACS116
Job location Calderdale
Hours per-week 37 hours per week
Salary £PO6-9 (£34,106 - £37,107)

Calderdale is a beautiful metropolitan borough in the heart of the Yorkshire Pennines, situated between Manchester and Leeds. The spectacular natural landscape, vibrant towns, quirky culture, and tremendous architecture make it a great place to live and work. Its ideal location allows for easy access via the motorway or rail into the town centre or the surrounding area.

 

We are looking to appoint an Advanced Practitioner to join our Children’s Assessment Team (CAT). The Children’s Assessment Team operates the Borough wide front door service to children and young people in Calderdale. They are responsible for the completion of assessments of children in need and the undertaking of Child Protection Enquires, where there are concerns that children have suffered significant harm, which would also include the instigating of Legal Proceedings.

 

The Advanced Practitioner will need to be a self motivated practitioner with excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability take responsibility for the development of specific areas of professional social work practice across the borough including mentoring and supporting newly qualified or less experienced social workers in the team. This post also requires being responsible for undertaking social work student placements


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.

 

Our practice has been recognised by the DfE for permanency planning and our early intervention support is well embedded into our practice. We are expanding our team and looking for Experienced Social Workers to help shape the future of families in the Borough for the better, achieve high standards and ensure children come first.

 

To arrange an informal discussion please contact: wayne.logan@calderdale.gov.uk

 

For more information about Social Care in Calderdale please visit: http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/jobs/social-care-calderdale

Closing Date: Thursday, 3rd January 2019

 

The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced Level Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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