Social Worker/Senior Practitioner - Duty & Advice (37 hours)

Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£30,507 - £38,813
18 Jun 2021
29 Jun 2021
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

We’re Kirklees – Come and Join our team

We’re on an ambitious journey and that’s where you come in. We are looking for experienced social workers (post ASYE) who are passionate, talented and committed to join our Duty and Advice team. The Duty and Advice team is a front door service taking contacts from both members of the public and professionals. Your role would be to work alongside Early Support Colleagues be to assess all contacts, give appropriate advice and make safe appropriate decisions regarding action needing to be undertaken and by whom, under management supervision.

This is an exciting time to be part of this team where we are building our multi -agency team working closely with colleagues in the police, health, education and other key agencies.

Our last Ofsted inspection in July 2019 highlighted our progress stating

‘progress has been achieved through increased corporate commitment and investment in services, clear and focused leadership, strengthening of partnerships for example the duty and advice team, and improved workforce stability and engagement.

Children who need help and protection are now recognised, and risk of significant harm is quickly responded to"

We are not complacent and continue our hard work on our improvement plan to ensure that we offer the best service to children and families in Kirklees.

Our Offer to You

“Senior managers have successfully recruited and retained social workers……. Kirklees Council nurtures and develops its new social work staff.” (Ofsted 2019)

Childrens social work in Kirklees is underpinned by a culture of restorative practice with high quality relationships at the heart of our approach. We will ensure that you have high-quality professional development and receive high standards of induction, supervision and management.

We have a bespoke learning and development offer at all levels of social work allowing you access to professional development opportunities enabling you to develop and progress your career. Our well-established career structure also supports us to develop our own managers and leaders.

For more information or to have an informal discussion please call 01484 221000 and ask for Theresa Racz.

In order to be considered for these jobs please complete the on line application form which includes a shortlisting questionnaire. CV’s will not be accepted.

Virtual Interview dates will be arranged in due course

Interview will be on Teams, invite will include the link

Interview will consist of:-

Presentation - to be emailed to candidate before interview commences (to allow time to prepare, approx. 10 mins to present)

Interactive discussion

Interview Panel Questions

Young Person Panel

Closing date  

29 June 2021, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Important Information

Job Profile - Social Worker.pdf – 1905KB 

Job Profile - Senior Practitioner.pdf – 2178KB