Children Looked After

Application deadline 7th July 2019
Job reference CC003
Job location Calderdale
Hours per-week 37 hours per week
Salary £Level 2 (£26,999 - £28,785) - Level 3 (£29,636 - £31,371) + two increments retention payment

Our Vision for Calderdale in 2024 is a place where everyone can reach their potential and lead a larger life. We will be defined by our innate kindness and resilience and be measured by how our people and communities care and support each other.

We have recently been inspected by Ofsted who state within their report that, “we have created a culture in which staff feel valued and safe. Social work is flourishing. It is evident across all levels of social care that all staff are treated with dignity and kindness. This approach has created an environment in which social workers feel listened to and supported to develop their skills and knowledge.”


Our Safe Successful Families approach to our children and family social work has transformed our children’s social work teams by introducing a systemic approach to working with children and families. We work collaboratively with children and families. We use a shared set of values, a common language and a consistent approach. We prize learning above blame and a supportive, generous work culture is encouraged.


In Calderdale we have fantastic opportunities in Children’s Social Care and we are looking for passionate and committed Social Workers who can make a meaningful difference to our children. We offer our Social Workers opportunities for continuing growth and development and the prospect of working across urban and rural areas.


The benefits of working for Calderdale Children’s Social Care is 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 opportunities to work effectively and robustly. Where appropriate a car parking permit/facility will be provided at no cost to the employee 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.


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


Closing Date: Sunday, 7th July 2019


Interview Date: Week commencing Monday, 15th July 2019


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.

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