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Senior Practitioner - Children's Services Teams OCC10692

Job Details:

Salary Range: £37,849 - £40,760 per annum

Work Location: Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Oxford City, Witney, Oxfordshire

Hours per week: Full and part time - flexible working options considered

Contract type: Permanent 

 

 

We have a great opportunity for professionals with extensive experience of working in a statutory children and families setting. In this role you will focus on complex cases and provide important mentoring and supervision to Social Workers and Family Support Workers and take lead responsibility for specific areas of continual professional development for the team.

 

We understand the demands and emotional challenges of the job. That’s why we provide our team with a positive, safe, supportive working environment with flexible working options to help you balance work and other aspects of your life.

 

Safeguarding vulnerable children is our priority. We are committed to stopping abuse and neglect, supporting troubled families, and giving children the best possible start in life.

 

If you are confident working in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities, and have a strong commitment to continual improvement in professional practice and development, we want you.

 

To be successful in your role, you must:

  • have professional social work qualification and be HCPC registered with a minimum of three years’ post
  • qualification work experience (applications from non-registered returners welcome)
  • have experience of working on complex cases, involving Children & Family Courts
  • have excellent analytical skills with ability to make well informed decisions
  • have the ability to record and produce concise, effective and accurate written work
  • ideally have some experience of mentoring others e.g. students, colleagues

 

Oxfordshire County Council’s Children’s Social Care Service is rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.

Golden Hello:

For talented, experienced social workers joining our Children’s Family Solutions Service, we are offering a Golden Hello payment of £3,500 on successful completion of a six month probation period. To be eligible for this award you must be able to demonstrate significant levels of relevant post-qualifying experience, usually obtained from working for at least three years’ with complex child protection and care proceeding cases.

Relocation Package:

In line with County Council policy, if you want to move and live in Oxfordshire, we also offer a relocation package up to a maximum of £8,000 to cover reimbursement of expenses incurred by newly appointed employees (subject to eligibility)

 

To find out more, please visit Children Social Care Jobs

Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check.

Please note that under safer recruitment requirements, references will be requested prior to interview.

Contact details for an informal discussion:

Please contact Karen Leverett, Recruitment Co-ordinator via workforus@oxfordshire.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

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 part time working and job share arrangements.


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