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Children's Services Social Worker OCC54112

Job details


Salary range: £31,346 - £37,890 pro-rata, per annum (P/T £15,672.96 - £18,945.00)

Work location: Woodley Community Centre, Reading

Hours per week: 2 positions - 18.5 hrs per week and 37 hrs per week

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Thursday 11th March 2021

Interview date: TBC


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

Adopt Thames Valley (regional adoption agency) launched in December 2017 to provide Permanence Services on behalf of Bracknell, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham, Reading, Swindon and Oxfordshire.  It is hosted by Oxfordshire County Council with offices in Oxford, Abingdon, Woodley and Swindon.

About us


The Permanence Support Team is a specialist team providing post-order support to adopters, special guardians, and their children, adults affected by adoption, and to birth families



About the role


You will be joining a supportive team of aspirational, creative and committed social workers.  The team works on 'the front line' undertaking short-term crisis work and working with placements at risk of disruption.  They also undertake longer-term work with a strong preventative and therapeutic focus: we need strong assessment and support planning skills, with an interest in direct work with children and families and providing therapeutic interventions. 



About you


Are you a passionate, qualified social worker with experience of working with children and families in a statutory setting?  Are you interested in different ways of working in this field? 



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 Emma Griffin, Team Manager Emma.Griffin@oxfordshire.gov.uk or Lisa Bundy, Team Manager Lisa.Bundy@oxfordshire.gov.uk


Adopt Thames Valley Permanence Support Team - 01865 323121 (Team Number)



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 role requirements, 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 at occ.recruitment@hants.gov.uk




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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