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Social Worker - Adult Social Care OCC615469

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Salary range: £35,745 - £42,403 per annum plus a 5% enhancement for weekend working pattern.

Work location: We are an agile team with offices linked to each of our 4 teams across the county of Oxfordshire. A combination of community, hospital and office-based working is expected depending on the needs of the people supported.

Hours per week: 37 with rotational weekend work (max. 21 weekend days per 12 months)

Contract type: Permanent

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


Closing date: Friday 28th June 2024

Interview date: To be confirmed



Join our passionate, forward-thinking, multidisciplinary team during this exciting time of growth, delivering discharge to assess and reablement in the county of Oxfordshire. Alongside hospital based assessments where necessary. A team that gives you the autonomy to deliver creative interventions for the people you work with.



About us


Do you want to help us radically change the way we deliver social care?


Join Oxfordshire County Council on an exciting journey towards Delivering the Future Together, our ambitious transformation programme which is enabling us to be an employer, partner, and place shaper of choice.  We’re seeking the right people who can help us get there while embracing our value of ‘daring to do it differently, as we continue to strive to do better.


In Adult Services, this means we're daring to do adult social care differently by supporting Oxfordshire’s residents to stay fit, healthy and independent in their communities for as long as possible through a strength’s-based approach.  Working with local NHS services, care providers and community and voluntary groups, we make the most of what each of our strengths are, pulling in the same direction, and united by one shared vision.


This means we keep the people we support at the heart of all that we do. And that works. By listening to people and building on the positives in their lives, we can work collaboratively to help them live the lives they want with the right support around them.


It is something we call the Oxfordshire Way and we can’t do it alone – our proactive, positive approach to social care gives everyone the opportunity to make a bigger difference. If we’re doing a good job, we don’t stand still – we’re ambitious and we’re always striving to do better; it’s in our DNA.



About the role


Our hospital discharge services are undergoing an exciting transformation to support the residents of Oxfordshire in having their needs assessed and met in their own homes where possible.  Home First D2A, as a new service encourages creative thinking, ideas and innovations to support the development of the service from all our employees.


The post holder will be required to work flexibly and collaboratively across Adult Social Care and partner agencies to support and promote strong communities. Making a real difference to the people and communities we serve, now, and for the future, whilst ensuring that we are delivering value for money. Support is delivered through a strength-based approach to create opportunities, build resilience and long-term support networks so that people live their lives as successfully, independently, and as safely as possible. The post holder will work within the competency framework achieving completion and passing of progression to Grade 11, within the timescales set out in the criteria. 



About you


You are…

  • Driven to do it differently to find creative solutions that problem solves with the person, rather than for the person.
  • Willing to take responsibility, you are a self-leader who has the passion to promote people’s strengths to gain the best outcomes for people.
  • Kind and caring, with an understanding of and respect for individuals’ qualities, abilities and diverse backgrounds.
  • Advocating for equality and integrity in all you do with a commitment to human rights and social justice, and with your strong communication skills you will work collaboratively to achieve the best outcome.
  • Always learning, to continuously develop your skills and knowledge in theory and case law. 
  • Passionate about following the professional standards of SWE with a commitment to continue your professional development.



Rewards and benefits


  • Up to 33 day’s holiday p.a. plus bank holidays - Option to ‘buy’ additional days
  • Membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, employer’s contribution of up to 19.9%
  • Relocation package up to a maximum of £8,000 to cover reimbursement of expenses for newly appointed employees (conditions apply in line with Council Policy)
  • Regular weekly and monthly formal and informal support and supervision
  • Local and national discounts for shopping and travel
  • Extensive Continuous Professional Development opportunities, career progression scheme including the opportunity to train as a BIA or AMHP
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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 Julie Kriss on or 07500784427.



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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