Kirklees Council Careers Near Me – Social Worker

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Adults & Health

Service Area

Adults Social Care Operation

Job Category

Social Care – Adults



Number of Jobs



Civic Centre 3, Huddersfield, HD1 2TG

Position type



Grade 8 – 10


£25,927 – £34,373

Enhancements / additional payments details

You will be entitled to a retention payment of £1500 per year which will be spilt into two payments, in December and June. You become eligible for the payment after 6 months employment and successful completion of your probationary period.

There’s a really supportive feel to our team; we have approachable and supportive managers who have an open door, regular advice surgeries and are willing to listen; we’re an experienced team, we all pull together to support each other and share our expertise.

The Specialist Adult Pathway Team/SAPT sits alongside the Community Learning Disability Team as part of the All Age Disability Team. The role of SAPT is to work with young people aged 14-25 years and their families with a focus on preparing them for adulthood. This involves close liaison with the Children with Disabilities service and other Children’s Social Care teams.

You will be responsible for completing holistic strengths based assessments of young people with disabilities and their carers’, arranging and/or delivering services to meet identified support needs and reassessing needs as appropriate. The Strengths based approach aims to meet the identified individual outcomes for each Service user by working very closely with partner agencies including the NHS by undertaking Continuing Health Care screening and working closely with the local CCG and Education to ensure young people have an holistic assessment that accurately reflects their support needs as they transition over into adult services.

We are looking for dedicated, hard working and a person centred person to join our expanding team, who have experience of working with children and/or adults with disabilities, including multi-disciplinary working, knowledge of the Care Act, SEND, Personalisation and delivering a high quality service to our service users and carers

As a Council with its eye on the future we are investing in this important service and have created additional social work capacity in our Specialist Adult Pathway Team. We are looking for experienced Social Workers to join us and work with us to meet the outcome of our service users and transform the lives.

We are committed to providing our social workers with exceptional levels of support, from a comprehensive induction through to continuous personal and professional development. We provide and encourage you to make the most of the high-quality opportunities we offer. We’re focused on your own personal and professional development; we’ll support you to enhance your skills and practice and be the best you can be. We have an established career structure in place to help you get where you want to be in your career.


  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Ongoing Training and Career development
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • A range of family friendly polices
  • We offer a wide range of well-being initiatives including a cycle to work scheme and discounted KAL membership
  • Flexible working
  • Friendly, supportive and approachable team members and managers

What the team say about the role

“I absolutely love my role as a Social Worker within the Specialist Adult Pathway Team. There are lots of training opportunities within the Local Authority, to ensure you are a confident worker and improve your personal development. There is a great atmosphere in our team, and lifelong friendships can be made in the course of one’ s employment here. Including supportive management and caring colleagues. There are never 2 days the same, it is varied and fast paced, whilst ensuring you are learning something new or interesting”.

You must hold a recognised Social Work Qualification and be registered with the SWE.

Travel is an essential part of this job and therefore it would be extremely difficult for you to do your job effectively if you did not use a car for all or most of the time. It is essential that you hold a full and valid driving license and it is expected that you will either use a council vehicle or your own car (exceptions can be made for disabled applicants).

If you require further information or would like to discuss the role please contact :Lauren James-Kinder on 01484 456997.

This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and we encourage applications from people with all differing abilities. So, if you need any support completing an application form, or any other format for the application or Job Description please contact the Recruitment Team for help by email:

[email protected]
or phone: 01484 221000 and ask for ‘Recruitment’.
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.
Closing date

30 October 2023, 11:55 PM

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