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 25th February 2019
Job reference ACS116
Job location Calderdale
Hours per-week 37 hours per week
Salary £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.

 

Calderdale Council’s Children’s Services have recently been judged by Ofsted as ‘Good’ overall with outstanding features for all our services to children in care and care leavers. We have fantastic opportunities in Children’s Social Care and 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 supervision is provided and there is very much a 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. We value our social work staff and in recognition we offer a free car parking permit and after the first year a retention payment. You will be given a comprehensive induction program and provided with regular person focused supervision to meet your well-being, training and development needs.

 

Employees of the Council enjoy a comprehensive reward and benefits package, which includes discount on local travel, gym membership and access to a wide range of retail discounts and lifestyle savings.

 

What we are looking for is 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 to 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.

 

Applications will be considered from qualified social worker (BA/DipSW/CQSW or equivalent), registered with HCPC and who can demonstrate qualifying experience gained within statutory children and families service.

 

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: wayne.logan@calderdale.gov.uk

 

Closing Date: Monday, 25th February 2019

Interviews:     W/C 4 March 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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