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Disabled Children's Social Worker (Looked After and Leaving Care) OCC17361

Job Details:


Salary range: £30,507 - £36,876 per annum

Work location: Knight's Court, Oxford

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

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Wednesday 20th November 2019

Interview date: Monday 2nd or Tuesday 3rd December 2019


This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check. Please note that under safer recruitment requirements, references will be requested prior to interview.



The Children's Disability Team, based in Oxford, is looking for a qualified and, preferably, experienced social worker.


About Us:


The Children's Disability Team, based in Oxford, works closely with colleagues in the Local Authority and other agencies, including the voluntary sector.


The work is interesting, varied, challenging and offers experience in every kind of Social Work. 


About the Role:

You will be supporting disabled children (aged over 14 years) who are looked after and care leavers (up to the age of 25 years), helping them to achieve positive outcomes and transition successfully into adulthood. Your role will also involve broader social work with disabled children, including safeguarding and supporting children on Child in Need plans.


About You:


You will be enthusiastic and an effective communicator, who is committed to promoting equal opportunities for disabled children and able to work as part of a team.


You must be able to produce various written documents, follow departmental procedures and work in a busy, sometimes stressful environment.


If you are a newly qualified Social Worker, you will undertake Oxfordshire County Council's Assessed Supported Year in Employment.


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 Fox on 07775 407537.


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 role requirements, 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, or if you require the application form in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment Team at or by calling 01962 847728.


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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