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Disabled Children's Support Worker OCC267090

Job details


Salary range: £22,777 - £24,948 pro-rata, per annum (plus travel time and mileage allowance @45p per mile)

Work location: Ron Groves House – Community based role

Hours per week: 18 - 37 hours per week -  we are open to discussions about flexible working

Contract type: Permanent

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


Closing date: Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis as and when received. The advert will close once we are able to fill the positions.

Interview date: To be confirmed



Are you enthusiastic, committed, fun to be with and want to enable and empower young people to achieve?

If so, we could have the ideal opportunity for you.


We have vacancies, full time and part time in our North Team that covers Banbury, surrounding villages, as well as Bicester and Kidlington, for Disabled Children’s support workers.



About us


The service supports some amazing children who have a disability. The role involves supporting these young people with personal care in their own home, and also enabling them to access their local community, assisting them to participate in activities they enjoy.



About you and the role


You will receive full support, ongoing training and development opportunities, and be part of friendly and committed team.


You will need to demonstrate, excellent communication skills, empathy, understanding and respect.


You will need to be able to drive and have access to a car to be able to get to the young people’s homes in a timely manner, some of whom live in rural locations.


The role can be demanding but hugely rewarding, so enthusiasm, flexibility, patience, and a sense of fun is essential.


The post involves alternate weekend work, and you would need to be available before and after school hours, and occasionally during the day for meetings/supervisions. During school holidays, you would also need to be able to work during the day.



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 and Selection Criteria


For an informal discussion about the role please contact Julie Haines, Patch Manager, or Jane Rivers, Team Manager, on 01865 895365.



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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