Calderdale provide a generous annual leave scheme of up to 35 days plus bank holidays for those who have 5 years or more local authority continuous service.

Application deadline 9th January 2022
Job reference CC865
Job location Calderdale
Hours per-week 22.5 hours per week
Salary £38,890 – £41,811 pro rata

Calderdale provide a generous annual leave scheme of up to 35 days plus bank holidays for those who have 5 years or more local authority continuous service.

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 a strong learning culture within the service. We are committed 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 retention payment after the first year of employment. You will be given a comprehensive induction program and provided with regular person focused supervision to meet your well-being, training and development needs.

We are looking to recruit a part time (22.5 hours) practice manager to supervise and support social work staff within the Fostering Service. The role of the practice manager will be to work alongside another part time practice manager and supervise and lead a small team of 1 advanced practitioner, 4 FTE social workers and 1 training co-ordinator within the Permanence Pod. Your role will be to drive forward development of this new team, focussing on placement support and achieving permanence through supporting long term fostering placements and progressing special guardianship assessments.

The social workers supervise and support foster carers approved to provide long term placements, support carers linked to families to support placement stability and connected foster carers. The training co-ordinator provides an extensive training offer to all foster carers and coordinates the delivery of training and supports with the completion of TSD workbooks.

We are looking for someone to join our team who has a passion and desire to continuously improve our outcomes. Applications will be considered from experienced social workers wishing to progress into management or current managers looking for a development role within the fostering service. Applications will only be considered from those who hold a recognised social work qualification and can demonstrate a sound understanding of the Fostering Services Regulations and a commitment to achieving permanence for children and young people.

For an information discussion about this role please contact, Sadie Mulkeen, Fostering Team Manager on 01422 266124 or email

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, 9th January 2022

Calderdale are following social distancing precautions and may utilise digital interview methods.

As part of our Vision 2024 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 for both full and part time staff.

All applications are anonymised before being seen by the selection panel.

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

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