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.

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Posted
Application deadline 26th June 2022
Job reference CC649
Job location Calderdale
Hours per-week 37 hours per week
Salary 28,226 - 36,371

Calderdale Council’s Children’s Services have been judged by Ofsted as ‘Good’ 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.

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. Our ideal location allows for easy access via the motorway or rail into the town centre or the surrounding area.

Following the pandemic, we have not returned to our modern offices, empowering our Social Workers to help and support our communities from a central hub. We have a commitment to maintaining low caseloads, which ensures practitioners are given opportunities to work effectively and robustly. Calderdale is a place where you can make a difference.

Children’s Assessment Team has four pods which consist of a practice manager, advanced practitioner and five social workers with administration support. As a social worker within the team, you will be responsible for providing a quality service to our children in need of support and protection. The team undertakes child and family single assessments, section 47 enquiries, pre-birth assessments and covers all aspects of planning, up until the appropriate transfer point to the relevant locality or children looked after team.

Social Workers in Calderdale are supported to provide the very best service for our children. Quality reflective supervision is provided as part of our learning culture. All staff are also encouraged to join one of our staff groups, including BAME, LGBTQ and Disability Forum.

Applications will be considered from qualified social worker (BA/DipSW/CQSW or equivalent), registered with Social Work England and can demonstrate qualifying experience gained within statutory children and family services.

This post is eligible for a retention payment following a years service. For a full list of benefits please see our Application Booklet.

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, 26th June 2022

Interview Date: Thursday, 7th July 2022

We may utilise digital interview methods.

As part of our Vision (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.

On 30 January 2019, the Council declared a climate emergency in a bold move to step up its action to tackle climate change.

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

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