Application deadline 20th August 2017
Job reference ACS44
Job location Calderdale
Hours per-week 37 hours per week
Salary £25,951 - £31,601

Calderdale Council has fantastic opportunities in Children’s Social Work.  If you’ve got passion and you want a new challenge to make a difference to the children of Calderdale then read on…

We have transformed social work services for children and young people in Calderdale.  Following the principles of Systemic social work practice, our locality teams are organised into small social work pods comprising a practice manager who manages the pod, four social workers and a pod coordinator, who takes off the admin pressure.  Caseloads are well managed and members of the pod share case responsibility.  Our therapeutic service provides support to the pods regularly facilitating the weekly group reflective supervision.  The pods specialise either in children in need and child protection work, or work with children in care.

Everything’s changed here at Calderdale, our practice has been recognised by the DfE for permanency planning and our early intervention support is well embedded.   We are expanding our team and looking for experienced social workers to help shape the future of families in the Borough for the better.  Opportunities in Locality teams are available now, so if you think you can…

Contribute to the organisation
Achieve high standards
Look to the future
Demonstrate experience with children
Ensure children come first
Rise to the challenge and inspire excellent Ofsted reports
Deliver imaginative interventions
Aim for outstanding service delivery
Lead the way with our key priority
Everyone Different and Everyone Matters

All we ask is that you are a qualified social worker (BA/DipSW/CQSW or equivalent), have a driving licence and access to a car and are registered with HCPC. To be successful you must be able to demonstrate post qualifying experience gained within statutory children and families service.

Closing Date: Sunday, 20th August 2017

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 (formerly CRB) from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed.

How to apply

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