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Children's Services Social Worker Wanted in England

Oxford   |      May 19, 2017 12:00

Category:     SW Dip, BSW, MSW, RSW
Closing Date:     07/19/2017
Employer:     Oxfordshire County Council
Title:     Children's Services Social Worker Wanted in England
Address:      County Hall New Road Oxford OX1 1ND
City:     Oxford
Date Posted:     05/19/2017
Salary:    
Summary:    

HCL Social Care is working exclusively on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council who are looking for experienced and talented Social Workers to join their Family Solutions Service and Assessment teams. They have fantastic opportunities for experienced social workers who want to take their career to the next level.

Oxfordshire County Council is passionate about protecting children and giving the next generation the best possible start in life; proudly putting children and families at the heart of all that they do.

Why work for Oxfordshire County Council?
• Supportive managers
• Access to experienced senior practitioners
• Strong collaborative working with partner agencies
• A commitment to manageable caseloads
• Excellent professional development opportunities
• Support for your well-being at work
• An attractive benefits package offered to all staff
• Friendly and welcoming teams
• Flexible working allowing you to flex your working pattern and location
• Supportive ill health package including access to specialist advice and counselling services
• Good career opportunities to become a Senior Practitioner and/or move in to management and leadership

Qualifications:     Requirements:
• Educated to DIPSW or degree level in social work
• At least 3 years Social Work (Children’s) experience
• There will be a requirement to register with HCPC (the regulatory organisation in the UK) once offered a position
• Police check
Description:     HCL Social Care is working exclusively on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council who are looking for experienced and talented Social Workers to join their Family Solutions Service and Assessment teams. They have fantastic opportunities for experienced social workers who want to take their career to the next level.

Oxfordshire County Council is passionate about protecting children and giving the next generation the best possible start in life; proudly putting children and families at the heart of all that they do.

It will be exciting, it will be demanding. They offer robust induction and training and have a strong team-working ethos. Oxfordshire will offer outstanding training opportunities to develop your career and flexible working options to help you achieve a good work/life balance.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Undertake effective assessment of need, analysis and management of risk for allocated children.
• Conduct statutory work with children who are subject to Child In Need plans, Child Protection Plans or children who are Looked After up to the point that permanency plans are put in place.
• Carry out statutory visits, monitor and assess children’s safety and welfare and act promptly on any concerns.
• Take responsibility for cases until they are closed or referred to another service. Including the escalation of cases to appropriate statutory and specialist teams such as Youth Offending Service, Looked After Children/Leaving Care and the de-escalation of statutory cases to workers in the Family solutions Service (early help) or universal services.
• Develop and maintain effective relationships with children and young people, their families and carers; providing advice and support and helping resolve conflict, where appropriate.
• Help children and young people, families, carers and communities to make informed choices and decisions, enabling them to clarify and express their needs and contribute to service planning.

Why work for Oxfordshire County Council?
• Supportive managers
• Access to experienced senior practitioners
• Strong collaborative working with partner agencies
• A commitment to manageable caseloads
• Excellent professional development opportunities
• Support for your well-being at work
• An attractive benefits package offered to all staff
• Friendly and welcoming teams
• Flexible working allowing you to flex your working pattern and location
• Supportive ill health package including access to specialist advice and counselling services
• Good career opportunities to become a Senior Practitioner and/or move in to management and leadership

Contact:
If you are interested in this position please contact iva.manova@hclworkforce.com
Please forward your resume to:     iva.manova@hclworkforce.com