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Children's Social Work Opportunities - Oxfordshire County Council

Oxfordshire County Council
£30,785 - £35,444 per annum (depending on experience) plus £3,500 welcome payment for Social Workers with at least three years’ post qualifying experience. Up to £8,000 Relocation package
Permanent
Full and part time - flexible working options considered
Abingdon, Banbury, Didcot, Witney and Oxford City, Oxfordshire

Excel and grow in a supportive team, rated as “Good” by Ofsted and at the forefront of national best practice – come to Oxfordshire

Are you a passionate, dedicated and experienced children’s social worker? If so, we want you! 

Oxfordshire County Council is looking for more outstanding experienced social workers to join our fantastic children’s social care team, rated as “Good” by Ofsted. 

We have opportunities across our beautiful and diverse county in our Family Solutions Service and Assessment Service, based in Abingdon, Banbury, Didcot, Witney and Oxford City. 

We are committed to providing children with the best start in life, and our teams are led by passionate and experienced managers who will support you so that together we can achieve the best outcomes for children and families in Oxfordshire. 

Our tight-knit teams provide a safe and supportive environment in which to practice and develop. Managers respect and value what you do, and our flexible working options help you to achieve that all important work/life balance. 

Come to Oxfordshire and you will also be a member our innovative Social Work Academy, aiming to make Oxfordshire a centre of excellence for children’s social care. Along with our Academy partners, Ruskin College Oxford and Oxford Brookes University, we will provide you with the best professional development and career progression opportunities so that you excel and grow. 

If you are confident working in a fast-paced and challenging environment with changing priorities, and can collaborate with other agencies to put children and families at the heart of decision-making, we want you.  

Applicants will: 

  • Have a professional social work qualification and be HCPC registered (applications from non-registered returners welcome).
  • Be experienced in handling complex children and family court cases and/or experience of Section 47 investigations.
  • Have experience of managing, monitoring and chairing children’s plans; coordinating multi-agencies, writing excellent, accurate and concise reports.
  • Be adept at engaging and building relationships with children and families. 

Visit www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/workforus to find out more about working for Oxfordshire County Council’s children’s social care team.

Our Family Solutions Service and Assessment Service teams are located across the county and are commutable from locations such as Birmingham, North London, Newbury, Reading, Swindon and Warwick, as well as from within the county.

We have vacancies in a number of teams across Oxfordshire. For more information and to make an application, please click on one of the following links:

Experienced Children's Social Worker, Family Solutions (South)

Experienced Children's Social Worker, Family Solutions (Oxford City)

Experienced Children's Social Worker, Assessment (Oxford City)

Experienced Children's Social Worker, Family Solutions and Assessment (North)


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.

18 February 2018

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.