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Social Worker (Exploitation) OCC45754

Job details


Salary Range: £31,895 - £38,553 per annum

Work Location: Countywide

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: This is an open-ended advert and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis as and when received.The advert will close once we are able to fill the positions. We therefore strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible.


Vetting requirements: This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check



About us


Oxfordshire County Council is committed to helping children and families lead better lives. That’s not just something we say; it’s who we are and what we do.


Our Youth Justice & Exploitation Service (YJES) are developing a ground-breaking, specialist, multi-agency service built on existing expertise and developing new ways of working. It enables an extension of services for those who are sexually exploited, to children and young people at risk of, or subject to, any form of exploitation. It will also allow us to continue to focus on children subject to Youth Justice statutory orders and to support to children who are victims of crime and extension of work to children at risk of offending.


Our restructured service will be co-located with partners across health, police, probation, city and district councils, education and the third sector in two teams based in north, south and central offices.


The development of our new YJES teams has created a number of vacancies; we are looking for 2 Social Workers, an Education, Training and Employment (ETE) Participation Officer and a Family Practitioner  to join us and help shape and deliver our teams; it’s a really exciting time to join us!



About the role – Social Worker (Exploitation)


We’re looking for passionate and motivated Social Workers who have experience in, or an interest and understanding of exploitation and young people.


You’ll be working as part of a specialist, multi-agency team to tackle exploitation faced by children up to the age of 18 in Oxfordshire. The exploitation could include children who are being exploited and/or offending and/or at risk of offending and/or who are victims of crime. The focus of this role is the transformation of social work practice and supporting the implementation of risk and safety planning. All roles are to support and develop practitioners to deliver sound, systemic practice which achieves positive well-being and safety outcomes for adolescents, including those in need of protection, at risk of/subject to significant harm, reducing offending and re-offending, and reducing risks to the public.


Our Social Workers will work flexibly, according to the needs of the young person and service, this may include working anywhere in Oxfordshire on a temporary or permanent basis and participate in a number of duty rotas, including daytime, late night duty and weekend and bank holidays.

A Social Work Qualification and registration with Social Work England is essential for this role.


The nature of this post will require flexibility to meet urgent work needs, as they arise. This may entail some work outside normal office hours, including weekends and bank holidays.


Please click here to view Job Description and Person Specification



Our benefits offer


We are committed to ensuring that our social care workforce has the right support to enable them to be safe and well in their work and to continue providing high quality support to children and families.


Our benefits include:


  • Competitive salary £31,895 - £38,553 per annum
  • Relocation allowance of up to £8,000
  • Annual leave allowance starting at 29 days per year (plus bank holidays)
  • Pension - up to 20% employer contribution.
  • Flexible working – full or part time hours available and agile working policy
  • Childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, staff discount scheme for a range of retailers, holidays, insurance, restaurants, health & leisure activities and rail travel



Interested in joining us?


You can quickly and easily register your interest by clicking the Apply Now button.


You can also contact us by emailing workforus@oxfordshire.gov.uk


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.




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, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff.


Our commitment to safeguarding


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 these commitments.


Guaranteed interviews


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.


We are open to discussions about flexible working.


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