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Social Worker (Children's Disability Service) OCC118331

Job details


Salary range: £31,346 – 37,890 per annum

Work location: The roles are based at Knights Court, Oxford; Abbey House, Abingdon and Samuelson House, Banbury - with post holders visiting service users in their respective locality areas

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 15th August 2021


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



Several exciting opportunities have arisen for full time Social Workers in the Children’s Disability Service in Oxfordshire



About us


Our Service is growing and developing, and we need enthusiastic, skilled and motivated Social Workers to help drive that change. There are 3 locality teams, one covering north Oxfordshire, one south Oxfordshire and one Oxford City. Currently Social Workers are working from home with arrangements to work from offices when necessary.



About the roles


Social Workers in the Children’s Disability Teams enjoy opportunities to support children who are the subjects of Child in Need Plans, Child Protection Plans, are in Care Proceedings, are Children We Care For, and are Leaving Care adults up to the age of 25 years. Children’s Disability Social Workers also assess the needs of disabled children and their siblings, including safeguarding assessments.


The huge variety of work will offer you professional challenges and the chance to develop your social work skills, for example in communication with and safeguarding children with additional and complex needs, and in working in partnership with parents and with professionals from many different agencies and disciplines.



About you


To be successful in this role, you need to be a qualified, experienced and SWE registered Social Worker.


You need to have a good understanding of children’s rights and be experienced in working with children and families in a field related to the role.


We need your commitment to the provision of support using a rights based, empowering, person centred approach and being a passionate advocate for disabled young people’s views and opinions.



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 & Selection Criteria


For an informal discussion about the role please contact:


Julie Fox, Team Manager (Children's Disability City Team) on Julie.Fox@Oxfordshire.gov.uk or 01865 323080

Sarah Beerling, Team Manager (Children's Disability North Team) on Sarah.Beerling@Oxfordshire.gov.uk or 01865 816668

Kerry Headen, Team Manager (Children's Disability North Team) on Kerry.Headen@Oxfordshire.gov.uk or 01865 897982



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 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 on the Home Page.




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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