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 6th December 2021
Job reference CC868
Job location Calderdale
Hours per-week 37 hours per week
Salary £27,741-£35,745 per annum

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.

This is an exciting time to join the fostering service as we have recently had a service review, this has resulted in the service have 3 service areas specifically focussing on recruitment and assessment, short term foster care and permanent foster care. The post holder will be working within the permanence pod which consists of 2 practice managers (30 hours and 22.5 hours) 1 advanced practitioner and 4 FTE social workers. You role will be to supervise and support foster carers who provide long term care to children and young people, including connected carers. Your role will include providing a high level of support to improve placement stability and outcomes for children and young people of Calderdale. You will be working in partnership with other practitioners working in order to support children and young people achieve permanence.

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

For an informal discussion please contact Sadie Mulkeen, Fostering Team Manager, on 01422 266020 or

Closing Date: Monday 6th December 2021

Interview Date: Thursday 16th December 2021

The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced Level Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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

As part of our 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 vacancies prior to the advertised closing date, an early submission is advised.

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