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Social Worker (Emergency Duty Team) OCC55699

Job details


Salary range: £31,346 – 37,890 per annum plus an additional 15% enhancement for unsocial hours (paid monthly)

Work location: Abingdon Police Station, Abingdon

Hours per week: 37 with a shift rotation pattern – we are open to discussion regarding working hours

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Tuesday 22nd June 2021


Vetting requirements:


  • This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check.
  • This post is subject to Non-Police Personnel Vetting. Further information about this process will be provided to successful candidates.




This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Social Worker to joint Oxfordshire’s Emergency Duty Team



About us


The Emergency Duty Team (EDT) are an out of hours service covering 126.5 hours of the operational working week, therefore you will be working alongside colleagues on a rotating Shift Pattern which will include some weekends and Bank Holidays.  We work closely with our partner agencies and are co-located with Thames Valley Police in Abingdon Police Station.



The EDT service aim is to provide:


  • High-quality response to emergency referrals out of normal working hours.
  • Appropriate support/interventions to vulnerable adults, children and families and to address safeguarding concerns.
  • Out of hours advice and guidance to professionals.
  • First point of contact for professionals, vulnerable adults, children, families or members of the public who have a concern which cannot wait until normal office hours resume.



About the role


In this role, you will provide tailored advice and information to children and families, acknowledging the uniqueness of an individual needs and/or situation, referring to other agencies where applicable within the emergency response.


In addition, you will create factually accurate and reflective reports and offer a proactive personalised approach to the delivery of the service/support, responding to the needs as identified in a timely manner.


You will maintain a 'child/person' focused model of working and exercise professional curiosity in all areas of work.


You will apply legal and professional knowledge and skills - balancing protection, risk and support to achieve positive outcomes for those requiring our service.



About you


We are looking for someone who has three years post qualifying experience with good communication skills and telephone manner. You will carry out, thorough high-quality crisis led assessments for children and families, promptly identifying level of risk, need and services required to promote and ensure safe outcomes.



Rewards and benefits


It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.


We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.



Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description & Selection Criteria


For an informal discussion about the role please contact Penny Young, Team Manager on 07554 103 363 or 01865 894922



Application Procedure


To apply, you will need to complete an online application form. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.


If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, please contact the Recruitment Team using Recruitment Application Enquiry Form on the Home Page.




Our Organisation is 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 this commitment.


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. 


All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to flexible working arrangements.


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