What's in it for you if you join us?

  • Refreshed induction programme to support you into your new role, we take this seriously and all new starters are allocated a dedicated buddy for extra support.
  • Opportunities to work flexibly for a positive work life balance.
  • Currently piloting and expecting to roll out further mobile and agile working giving you the kit and flexibility to maximise the time you can spend with families.
  • A smartphone and laptop as a minimum
  • A new IT system on the way though we know there's more we can do with technology.
  • A commitment to manageable caseloads.
  • Well established career progression at all levels and an aspiring manager's programme, newly developed within the teaching partnership.
  • A refreshed approach to reflective supervision and introduced practice standards in line with high expectations. We're now setting up a working group of practitioners to make sure supervision is the best it can be.
  • Innovative and creative ways of keeping you in the loop and bang up to date on great social work practice, changes in legislation, policy and procedures etc, we run learning sets, bite size workshops and you'll have access to Children's Social Work Matters online forum and webinars.
  • As part of our teaching partnership with the University of Huddersfield and University of York, in conjunction with Calderdale Council, City of York and North Yorkshire Children and Adult Services we offer a wide range of opportunities to access learning and development and fantastic CPD.
  • Principal Social Worker, Advanced Practitioners and Legal Project Officers to support you.
  • We're committed to sharing and recognising examples of excellent practice.
  • A renewed focus on and commitment to staff engagement including staff engagement sessions, already programmed for this year and next - where your views are welcomed and acted on, as well as action plans from our annual Employee Healthcheck.
  • Easy access to coaching and mentoring.
  • Professional quality incentive payment of £500 upon completion of ASYE in Kirklees and £1000 upon completion of Level 3 progression in Kirklees and market supplements for experienced workers and managers.
Children's social work Meet the team