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Have you got the determination to make a difference?

Tough as a rhino.
Tough as a rhino
Our colleagues are incredible creatures

Have you got the determination to make a difference?

We believe our social work teams should be more empowered, more supported and more rewarded, so that they can make more of a difference to the lives of children across our county. That’s why we’re pioneering Family Solutions Plus (FSP), a new model of working in Children’s Services. And we’re welcoming applications for qualified Social Workers who would like to join our ground-breaking journey.

What is Family Solutions Plus (FSP)?

Family Solutions Plus is comprised of locality-based, multi-disciplinary teams of professionals including specialist adult practitioners, working together to support children and their families.

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Working for Oxfordshire County Council

Brave as a lion.
Brave as a lion
Our colleagues are incredible creatures

The benefits of working in children’s social care

Manageable caseloads

One of 16 authorities rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, you get the support you need

A Golden Hello

We offer a golden hello of £3,500 to experienced social workers, assistant team managers and team managers within Family Solutions Plus.

Flexible working

We do all we can to ensure that you have a healthy work-life balance

Competitive pay and holiday

Competitive pay and a generous holiday allowance (29+ days per year)

Relocation expense

Up to £8,000 financial assistance towards property deposits

Caring and supportive

We are passionate about keeping people safe, well and independent

Professional sabbaticals

We offer ‘professional sabbaticals’ of up to 6 weeks for social workers

Pension

Oxfordshire County Council offer up to 20% employer contribution

Other benefits

Childcare, cycle to work, leisure, insurance and travel discounts

Covid working

We have adapted our working practices to enable us to continue to provide the best support possible to children and families, whilst ensuring that our teams feel safe, as we continue to work through the Covid-19 pandemic. Social Workers in our statutory teams currently work both at home and in the office when on Duty. We know that not everyone is able to work from home, so we offer dedicated office-based workstations when needed.

We also offer flexible hours, so that when needed, our staff can work at times best suited to them and their families.

We hold regular briefings online from managers, and provide face to face support when needed. Throughout the pandemic, we have offered pastoral support to our colleagues on both a one to one and team basis, and our Principal Social Worker leads regular sessions to ensure that staff stay connected.

Strong as an ox.
Strong as an ox
Our colleagues are incredible creatures

Have you got the strength to join our incredible team?

What is FSP?

Family Solutions Plus will be comprised of locality-based, multi-disciplinary teams of professionals including specialist adult practitioners, working together to support children and their families.

Find out more

Job benefits

We are committed to ensuring that you get the right support to ensure your wellbeing at work, and our benefits speak for themselves!

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