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Practice Supervisor (Moving into Adulthood Team) OCC60450

Job details


Salary range:  £42,821 - £45,859 pro-rata, per annum

Work location: Countywide role - office base to be discussed during interview as we want to be as flexible as possible

Hours per week: 37 or 18.5 – we are open to discussions about flexible working

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Thursday 15th April 2021


Vetting Requirements: This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check.




We have an exciting opportunity to join our new Moving into Adulthood Team within Adult Social Care



About us


The team works across a large geographical area and will primarily work with young people between the ages of 18-25. We are looking for people who have a genuine passion for supporting young people to realise their ambitions and aspirations and support them as they become adults supported by Adult Social Care in Oxfordshire.



About the role


As part of the role, you will be working in conjunction with your Practice Supervisor colleagues within the team to work collaboratively with young people and families, adult social care, children’s services, health and other partners to support and promote strong communities and focus on the strengths and capabilities of people. 


You will supervise and line manage Social Workers and Coordinators working with young people to fulfil their ambitions as they become adults. You will hold your own small caseload, and you will contribute to the development of this new service in this important area. Oxfordshire County Council acknowledges that supporting young people through transition to adult services is key to a successful, fulfilling and meaningful experience in their early adult life.


The Council wants to ensure, that during this period of change, young people and families are fully supported and reassured so they can make positive choices in a way that enables young people to reach their personal ambitions.


We will provide a safe, supportive, positive working environment with flexible working options to help staff achieve a good balance between work and other aspects of their lives.



You will...


  • You must hold a Social Work/Occupational Therapist qualification, have a current professional registration, be motivated to make a difference and have proven supervisory experience.
  • Experience of working at Practice Supervisor level is not essential, but some understanding of the role and responsibilities is desirable, and you will need to demonstrate the potential to develop these skills.
  • You will bring with you experience in working with young people with complex needs. Your experience should include use of the Mental Health Act and Care Programme Approach and the Mental Capacity Act and supporting young people and families to plan for moving into adulthood e.g. Education, Health and Care Plans. In addition, experience of preparing for and attending Tribunals is desirable.
  • You will have excellent communication skills and demonstrate the ability to prioritise.
  • You will need to emphasise the importance to promote independence, through a Strength Based Approach in practice.




In return Oxfordshire County Council offers:


  • Commitment to quality, development and supervision
  • We enable our staff to deliver outstanding services to the residents of Oxfordshire by committing to excellent supervision and promoting continuous professional development. We provide first-rate training and development including support to study for professional qualifications. This has led to an extremely skilled and experienced workforce
  • Generous holiday allowance - we give members of our adult, and children's, social care teams a generous holiday allowance of between 24 and 32 days each year
  • Over 20% of our social work team commute into Oxfordshire every week. All our offices are well connected via public transport and many of our teams run car share. Learn more about how easy we are to reach in the "Closer than you think" section
  • In line with County Council policy, if you want to move and live in Oxfordshire, we also offer a relocation package up to a maximum of £8,000 to cover reimbursement of expenses incurred by the newly appointed employee



Would you like to know more?


Further details about the responsibilities and requirements of the role are contained in the Job Description and Person Specification


For an informal chat please contact Sam Harper, Team Manager on 07584 909482



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 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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