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Social Worker (City Adult Social Care Team) OCC607882

Job details


Salary range: £35,745 - £42,403 per annum (salary will be commensurate with level of experience)
Work location: Oxford City. A combination of remote, face to face and office based working is expected depending on the needs of the people supported. Onsite parking and e-bikes available for easy access to the city.
Hours per week: 37 – we are open to discussions about flexible working
Contract type: Permanent

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

Closing date: This advert is open-ended and we will be reviewing applications as they come in. We reserve the right to close the advert once we have enough applications, so would encourage you to apply as soon as you can.



Join a passionate team that gives you the autonomy to deliver creative interventions for the people you work with.



About us


At Oxfordshire County Council, you don’t just work for us… you learn, grow, and thrive with us.


Whatever your career aspirations are in adult social care, we’re here to support and empower you.


Our vision empowers you to play a lead role in helping people stay fit, healthy and independent in their communities.  


We support this by providing:

  • Autonomy to do your role with an approach that supports The Oxfordshire Way.
  • Stable leadership support and mentorship, with regular group and 1:1 supervision.
  • Support from a team of Practice Supervisors, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, and Coordinators to give you the support you need to thrive.
  • Continuous opportunities to develop through the organisation.  
  • Job swap opportunities to explore different areas of adult social care.


Because we know that when you thrive, the people you work with thrive.


About the role


Working alongside a high performing team you will lead your community with the ‘wellbeing principle’ at its heart.  As part of this, you will:



  • Support and empower people in your community though using your moving and handling, seating and posture, or housing adaptations skills to name but a few.
  • Help people to solve their own problems including using assistive technology or by ways of doing things differently to improve and maintain their independence.
  • Working with cares or their families to ensure their voice is heard.



About you


You are…

  • Driven to do things 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 with the ambition to lead your community in different areas of adult social care.
  • 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, and with your strong communication skills you work collaboratively to achieve the best outcome.
  • Always learning, with an excellent working knowledge of legislation and statutory guidance, you have natural entrepreneurial qualities.
  • Passionate about following the professional standards of SWE.



Rewards and benefits


Learn more about how you learn, grow and thrive with us…


  • 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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Alternatively are you a passionate qualified Social Worker ‘returning’ to practice? Are you keen to resume practicing, but need some support to re-register with Social Work England (SWE)? If so, we would also like to hear from you.



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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, 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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