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Senior Practitioner ATTACH team OCC616946

Job details


Salary range: £43,421 - £46,464 pro-rata, per annum (actual salary £21,710 - £23,232 per annum)  

Work location: Union Street, Oxford 

Hours per week: 18.5 - we are open to discussions about flexible working   

Contract type: Permanent 

Vetting requirements: This role is subject to a criminal records check


Closing date: Wednesday 31st July 2024

Interview date: To be confirmed



Are you a passionate, qualified Social Worker with experience of working with Children We Care For, Adopted and/or SGO families? Do you have a keen interest in attachment and developmental trauma? Would you like to develop your therapeutic skills and work psychologically with families? The ATTACH team are looking for an individual to join their team



About us


The ATTACH team is a multi-disciplinary therapeutic support team, comprising Clinical Psychologists, Senior Practitioners, and an Educational Psychologist, working with children and young people who are no longer living with their birth parents. Underpinned by an understanding of the importance of early attachment relationships and developmental trauma on all aspects of a young person’s development, ATTACH works with young people, foster carers, SGO carers and adoptive parents to promote attachment security and positive emotional and psychological functioning.



About the role


The post is situated within the Children, Young People and Families directorate and would best suit an individual who has experience of working therapeutically, ideally  within a child and adolescent mental health setting. We are seeking an individual who can contribute within a team setting, is adept at working collaboratively with multiple systems, is able to engage and work alongside vulnerable families and young people, and can work creatively and independently.



About you


We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Social Worker to be an active member of our team; supporting the development and implementation of services to our population; offering consultation and supervision to colleagues in the department; providing therapy to Adoptive, SGO and Foster families across the county.



Rewards and benefits


  • Culture of flexible working 
  • Technology to support agile working where role permits 
  • Up to 33 day’s holiday p.a. plus bank holidays  
  • Option to ‘buy’ additional holiday 
  • Employee Assistance Programme including access to health and wellbeing support 
  • Membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, with an employer’s contribution of up to 19.9% 
  • Enhanced family friendly policies 
  • Local and national discounts for shopping and travel 
  • Great learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development 



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 Dr Claire Holdaway (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) on or 07825314789



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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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