Calderdale is a great place to live and work; where you can grow and develop as a leader and progress your career. Calderdale Council wants to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children. You will build on our commitment to improving outcomes, delivering quality care and good/outstanding services using strength-based approaches.

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Posted
Application deadline 24th January 2022
Job reference CC906
Job location Calderdale
Hours per-week 37 hours per week
Salary £42,821 – £45,859 per annum + £5,000 annual supplement

Calderdale is a great place to live and work; where you can grow and develop as a leader and progress your career. Calderdale Council wants to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children. You will build on our commitment to improving outcomes, delivering quality care and good/outstanding services using strength-based approaches.

 

As the Leaving Care (Pathways) and Calderdale Therapeutic Service (CTS) Manager you will take responsibility for two small services.

 

The Pathways service provides our statutory service for care leavers aged 18+ and comprises of a team of one Practice Manager and 6 Pathways Advisors.

 

The Calderdale Therapeutic Service provides therapeutic interventions for children in care, care leavers and children on the edge of care. The team comprises of 3 Practice Managers, 1 Advanced Practitioner and a small number of keyworkers and sessional workers. The team also has a part time psychologist.

 

You will join an experienced management team in a service that is innovative and committed to systemic practice. We follow an ethos of kindness and we are extremely proud of our staff, who go the extra mile and care passionately about children, care leavers and their work. You will work closely with our partners and will continue our mission to make Calderdale the best place for children to grow up.

 

You will be required to promote and lead a culture of professional responsibility, accountability, learning and continuous improvement as well as ensuring the achievement of performance targets relevant to this service area and ensure that appropriate and timely decisions are made concerning the management of the team, staff development, priorities and allocation of the work resources.

 

The successful applicant will have a demonstrable understanding of the interface between operational and strategic management in a children’s social care context as well as experience of assessing risk and needs of children and families.

 

Applicants must hold a recognised Social Work qualification, have experience of management and be registered with Social Work England.

 

For an informal discussion, please contact Lucy Kavanagh via lucy.kavanagh@calderdale.gov.uk

 

Closing Date: Monday, 24th January 2022

 

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.

 

We are following social distancing precautions and 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.

 

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

 

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