Social Workers, Senior Practitioners, Approved Mental Health Professionals- VARIOUS ROLES AVAILABLE-rolling recruitment

We adopt a ‘name blind’ approach to shortlisting. Recruiting managers will not have access to personal information, including your name and contact details, until a shortlisting decision has been made - please note that this also includes any CV uploaded. Equality monitoring information is not accessible by recruiting managers at any stage.
Adults & Health
Adults Social Care Operation
Across Kirklees
8 - 12
£27,852 - £29,439 based on 37 hours for Grade 8
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.

Mental Health and All Age Disability (including Specialist Adult Pathway Team) Social Workers and AMHPs

Available posts:

Social Worker: Grade 8 - 10 £27,852 - £36,298

Senior Practitioner: Grade 11 £37,261 - £39,493

Full-time level 3 Social Worker in the South Kirklees Enhanced Team 2: Grade 8-10: £27,852 - £36,298

Full Time 37-hour Level 3 Social Worker based at Folly Hall Mills, Huddersfield, Grade 8-10: £27,852 - £36,298

Approved Mental Health Professional: Grade 12: £40,478- £42,503

There is also a vacancy in the early-onset dementia team.

We’re Kirklees – Come and Join our team

We are looking for individuals who are passionate, flexible, creative, and who are committed to developing high-quality, strengths-based and recovery-focused packages of care and support.

We have a number of vacancies across our Mental Health and All Age Disability Services, and we are inviting applications from existing Approved Mental Health Practitioners (AMHPs), Experienced Social Workers and those who are willing to undertake the AMHP qualification.   

We are welcoming applications from newly qualified social workers / ASYE’s, who will be supported to complete the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment progression.

Kirklees Mental Health and All Age Disability Services (including the Specialist Adult Pathway Team) provides strength-based and person-centred interventions for people with complex mental health and/or Learning Disability needs, with SAPT supporting young people through their Preparing for Adulthood journey as they transition into Adult Social Care. 

Our teams work with service users, their families, and carers to enable them to be independent, fulfilled and to live within their communities.

What to expect from us:

We are committed to providing our Social Workers with exceptional levels of support, from a comprehensive induction (including a protected caseload) through to continuous personal and professional development.

We have a strong emphasis on your professional wellbeing, career progression and job satisfaction.

We are committed to you feeling safe and supported in your practice and will help you to grow and develop through learning and development opportunities, which will enable you to continuously refresh and enhance your knowledge and skills.

Social Work is not always an easy profession, and we understand the importance of taking care of ourselves. 

We take your wellbeing seriously and have Wellbeing Champions based across Adult Social care who understand when you may need some additional support.

As a Kirklees Council Social Worker, you will be fully supported by a dedicated team to undertake these complex and demanding roles.

Mental Health and All Age Disability Services are Trauma Informed. 

We have a supportive management and senior leadership team who have an open-door approach to support our team members. 

We encourage sharing expertise through peer support forums which comprises both social care and health practitioners.  

The role will involve a blended approach to office and home working to meet the needs of the service and yourself.  

IT will be provided to ensure comfortable working environments both at home and in the office. 

As a local authority are committed to a flexible working and always promote a healthy work-life balance. 

What you will do:

As a Social Worker you will be responsible for a caseload within our integrated Community Mental Health Teams or within the All-Age Disabilities service, which will involve you undertaking holistic strength-based assessments and commissioning personalised support plans.

You will be expected to provide at least restrictive and a preventative approach to service users to avoid hospital admission to ensure people remain in their homes.  

As an Approved Mental Health Professional, you will undertake Mental Health Act assessments with service users within the community.

You will provide an important and valued professional function working within a multi-disciplinary team with some of the most vulnerable people in society.

Your professional expertise and approach will ensure individual needs and aspirations are always supported, risk is managed proportionately, and safeguarding is of paramount importance.

You will be part of a dynamic, responsive and innovative team with varied tasks and no two days are the same. 

The Specialist Adult Pathway Team (SAPT) is 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.

What you will need:

You will require working knowledge of the Care Act, Mental Health Act, Human Rights Act, SEND legislation, Mental Capacity Act and associated Codes of Practice to fulfil your duties in this role.

You will need to have experience of working with the service user group and be able to use social work methods to promote positive change, independence, and wellbeing in accordance with assessed need, whilst promoting choice and control for adults and carers.

You must hold a Social Work England recognised qualification and have evidence that you are registered with Social Work England and be subject to a DBS check.

We will also consider applications from candidates who are in the final year of their social work degree.

Travel is an essential part of this job, and you will be required travel across Kirklees.   

For more information or to have an informal discussion please call 01484-221000 and ask for:

Suzanne Epstein, Service Manager for Mental Health -  

Elizabeth Eastwood, Service Manager for All Age Disabilities –  

Ryan Groves, Team Manager for Mental Health -


Mental Health or All Age Disabilities client group preferences – please state at the top of your application


Various across North and South Kirklees. Location preference will be considered.

Recruitment timetable:

This is a rolling advert - Shortlisting completed every week, so please apply as soon as possible!

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: 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.

31 January 2023, 11:55 PM