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Early Years Caseworker OCC613272

Job details


Salary range: Soulbury IA10 point 07 - £44,758 FTE (Actual salary £26,854.80 per annum) 

Work location: Abbey House, Abingdon (Agile and hybrid working)

Hours per week: 22.2 (60%)

Contract type: Permanent 

Vetting requirements: 


  • This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check.  
  • This post is subject to the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009 and successful candidates will be required to complete a Disqualification Form.  


Closing date: Friday 8th December 2023

Interview date: Thursday 14th December 2023



About us


Our Opportunities: Please click on the job title below to view the job description and Selection Criteria:

Early Years Caseworker.


Oxfordshire Virtual School for Children We Care For and Care Leavers, are looking for an experienced individual who can help us to drive excellent educational outcomes for our youngest children.


We are looking for an inspirational Early Years teacher who has a passion for raising aspiration and expectations and will work tirelessly alongside professionals and young people to make things happen.



About you and the role


You will need to have proven experience of raising attainment for vulnerable pupils, including those with special educational needs and English as a second language. The successful candidate will have responsibility to ensure that every learner has an up to date, robust and effective Personal Education Plan that targets learning and progress.


This is an exciting, challenging and rewarding post requiring liaison with School Senior Leadership Teams, Social Workers, professional networks and young people directly.



Rewards and benefits



  • Culture of flexible working
  • Technology to support agile working where role permits
  • Employee Assistance Programme including access to health and wellbeing support
  • Membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, with an employer’s contribution of up to 19.9%
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Local and national discounts for shopping and travel
  • Great learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development


Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria 


For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sarah Hazell, Primary Lead & SENCo,



Application Procedure


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Our commitment to:
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or on maternity or family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support, education and safe spaces for all.

Our commitment to:
Guaranteed Interview Schemes

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education, we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.

Our commitment to:

Oxfordshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect these commitments.

Our commitment to:
Flexible Working

We are open to discussions about flexible working, which can include flexi-time, part time working, job sharing, nine-day fortnights and annualised hours, depending on the requirements of the role and the service.

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