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Social Worker (Unaccompanied Children and Young People) OCC50791

Job details


Salary range: £31,346 - £37,890 pro-rata, per annum (actual salary £18,638 - £22,529 per annum)

Work location: Knights Court, Oxford

Hours per week: 22 - we are open to discussions about flexible working 

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 28th February 2021


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



A permanent Social Work post is available in the countywide Unaccompanied Child and Young Person's team.




About us


The Unaccompanied Child and Young Person's Team has recently transformed into a separate service under the Children We Care For structure. The team will be covering age ranges from 0-25.



About the role


You will be working with unaccompanied children and young people who have previously entered the country in a clandestine way or a planned way through the National Transfer Scheme.


You will find that the role can be very rewarding as you support a child through their journey of adapting to a new life in the UK and support through the Children We Care For Journey.



About you


As a Social Worker you will need a wide range of skills including knowledge of immigration systems alongside a knowledge of specialised services on offer in Oxfordshire.



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 Katie Thrussell, Team Manager, on 07500 972658. 



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 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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