“Social work is flourishing”

Application deadline 7th February 2021
Job reference CC488
Job location Calderdale
Hours per-week 37 hours pre week
Salary £26999 - £34,788

“Social work is flourishing”


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.

In our 2019 Inspection, Ofsted stated 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 have now launched our Progression Pathway to help Social Workers plan their career.


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 offering a work life balance by maintaining caseloads at an appropriate level. Ensuring 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 Social Work England, who can demonstrate qualifying experience gained within statutory children and families service.


Closing Date: Sunday, 7th February 2021


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.


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

As part of our Vision 2024 https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/vision/ 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 the post in the event of high levels of response. You are advised to submit your application form as soon as possible


How to apply

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