Senior Practitioner (Exploitation)

Recruiter
Oxfordshire County Council
Location
UK
Salary
£40,000 - £49,999
Posted
25 Nov 2020
Closes
29 Nov 2020
Ref
1843547743
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Senior Practitioner (Exploitation)

Job details

Salary Range: £38,890 - £41,881 pro-rata, per annum
Work Location: Countywide
Hours per week: 21
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Friday 18th December 2020


Vetting requirements:
  • This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check
  • This post is subject to the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009 and successful candidates will be required to complete a Disqualification form. Further information about this process will be provided to successful candidates
  • Please note that under safer recruitment requirements, references will be requested prior to interview

Getting it right for children and families

Oxfordshire County Council is committed to helping children and families lead better lives. That’s not just something we say; it’s who we are and what we do.

Our Youth Justice & Exploitation Service (YJES) are developing a ground-breaking, specialist, multi-agency service built on existing expertise and developing new ways of working. It enables an extension of services for those who are sexually exploited, to children and young people at risk of, or subject to, any form of exploitation. It will also allow us to continue to focus on children subject to Youth Justice statutory orders and to support to children who are victims of crime and extension of work to children at risk of offending.

Our restructured service will be co-located with partners across health, police, probation, city and district councils, education and the third sector in two teams based in north, south and central offices.

The development of our new YJES teams has created a number of vacancies; we are looking for Social Workers and Senior Practitioners, Team Managers and Assistant Team Managers to join us and help shape and deliver our teams; it’s a really exciting time to join us!

About the role â€" Senior Practitioner (Exploitation)

We’re looking for passionate and motivated Senior Practitioners who have experience or an interest in exploitation. You’ll work as part of a specialist, multi-agency team to tackle exploitation faced by children up to the age of 18 in Oxfordshire. The exploitation could include children who are being exploited and/or offending and/or at risk of offending and/or who are victims of crime.

Our Senior Practitioners work collaboratively with partners and other teams in Children, Education and Families, advise and on exploitation matters as required and to provide direct interventions where appropriate. Our Senior Practitioners will keep our underpinning principals at the forefront of everything we do and keep the voice of the child at the heart of our work.

Please click here to view Job Description and Person Specification

The nature of this post will require flexibility to meet urgent work needs, as they arise. This may entail some work outside normal office hours, including weekends and bank holidays.

Your development

Oxfordshire have invested in significant training and professional development to help our teams develop good quality restorative relationships with the families they work with. Through our Social Care Academy, we offer our social care practitioners outstanding, aspirational learning and development opportunities to ensure that everyone is enabled to reach their true potential and thrive in their careers. These might be anything from training to reflective coaching, aimed at developing the knowledge and skill that helps individuals to follow their chosen career pathway. We recognise that social care can be fast paced and challenging so we want to promote well-being through learning too.

Our benefits offer

We are committed to ensuring that our social care workforce has the right support to enable them to be safe and well in their work and to continue providing high quality support to children and families.

Our benefits include:
  • Competitive salary from £38,890 - £41,881 pro-rata, per annum
  • Relocation allowance of up to £8,000
  • Annual leave allowance starting at 29 days per year (plus bank holidays)
  • Pension - up to 20% employer contribution
  • Flexible working â€" full or part time hours available and agile working policy
  • Childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, staff discount scheme for a range of retailers, holidays, insurance, restaurants, health & leisure activities and rail travel

Interested in joining us?

You can quickly and easily register your interest by clicking APPLY.

You can also contact us â€" by email

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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