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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

Contract type: Permanent

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


Closing date: This advert is open-ended and applications will be reviewed on receipt. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Interview date: To be confirmed


Help us deliver our vision for Children’s Services



About us


Our aim is to identify risks to vulnerable children, at the earliest possible stage, and provide a safe and speedy triage to determine the most effective interventions.



About the role


As a qualified social worker this is your opportunity to be part of our innovative countywide service. You will be at the frontline, triaging calls, collating and assessing partner information and making recommendations on outcomes. 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.


The post is office based and 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.  The work is fast paced and challenging, and you will learn something new every day!


About you


You will need post qualifying experience of multi-agency working and duty and/or assessments of children and families is therefore preferred and in return we offer plenty of training and development opportunities.



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 Pauline Morris, Team Manager 07554103364 or e-mail



Application Procedure


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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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