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Social Worker (MASH) OCC609838

Job details


Salary range: £35,745 - £42,403 per annum

Work location: Oxford City

Hours per week: 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday-Thursday and 8:30am – 4:00pm Friday

The hours are structured, therefore, the need to work outside of normal hours are less likely in this role compared to other statutory social work teams. 

Contract type: Permanent

Criminal record check requirements: This role is subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records Check.


Closing date: Friday 28th June 2024

Interview date: To be confirmed


Join a passionate team that gives you the autonomy to deliver creative interventions for the people you work with, with the wrap around support that helps you discover your hidden passions and interests in social work.


We are rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted with a vision to achieve ‘Outstanding’.



About us


We care for you so that you can care for others.


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


Our promise to “Work together to help children, young people, and families to thrive” underpins everything we do. Our practice approach is all about the importance of building relationships, listening, empowering people, understanding need, building on strengths and “doing with”.


Embark on the new year with the support of Oxfordshire County Council where our high performing team provides the wrap around support that’s essential for you to feel safe and fulfilled at work.  We do this through our commitment of strengthened supervision, ongoing professional training and development opportunities, safe practices, and manageable caseloads, so that you can bring your best self to the children you support.


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



About the role


Our aim is to identify risks to vulnerable children, at the earliest possible stage, and to provide a safe and speedy triage to determine the most effective interventions so that children, young people, and their families can thrive.


Working alongside colleagues in Children's Social Care, Emergency Duty Team, Thames Valley Police, Oxford Health and Oxford University Hospitals, Education, Probation, Fire and Rescue, South Central Ambulance Service, Youth Justice and Oxford City Council, you will have the wrap around support that’s essential for you to make a real difference to the lives of children, young people and their families in a fast paced and positively rewarding role.


As part of our team, you will:


  • Use your knowledge, passion, and experience to be the first point of contact for children, young people, and their families.
  • Proactively triage calls, collate and assess partner information, making recommendations to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Provide support and interventions to vulnerable adults, children and families to address safeguarding concerns.
  • Be responsible for newly referred cases until they are closed/sign posted to the relevant service.


No day is the same, which will give you the opportunity to continuously grow your skills and knowledge with our training and leadership support. 



About you


We would like to hear from you if you are…


  • Always learning, with three years post qualifying Social Worker experience working across multi-agencies, and a passion to grow and develop your skills, so that you can be a positive role model for children and their families.
  • Kind and caring, providing a proactive personalised approach, responding to needs in a timely manner with good communication skills and a professional telephone manner.
  • Advocating for equality and integrity in all you do, providing tailored advice and information to children and families acknowledging the uniqueness of individual needs or situations, referring to other agencies where applicable within the emergency response.
  • Willing to take responsibility and contribute to the delivery of Oxfordshire County Council’s vision and maintain a 'child/person' focused model of working by exercising professional curiosity in all areas of work. 
  • Driven to do things differently to embark on a journey of continuous improvement.



Rewards and benefits



Learn more about how we care for you…


  • Competitive salary from £35,745 - £42,403.
  • Welcome and Loyalty payment of £3,500.
  • Relocation allowance of up to £8,000.
  • Annual leave starting at 30 days per year (plus bank holidays).
  • Local Government contributory pension scheme, with an employer’s contribution of up to 19.9%.
  • Flexible working.
  • Employee Assistance Programme including access to health and wellbeing support 24 x7.
  • Range of family friendly policies.
  • Childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, electric car scheme, range of staff discounts including travel, holidays, insurance, food, health & leisure activities.
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities.
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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 Pauline Morris, Team Manager 07554103364 or e-mail


Join our vibrant and passionate workforce and make a positive difference to the lives of children, young people and their families.



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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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