Emergency Duty Social Worker

Position: Emergency Duty Social Worker
Location: Oxfordshire
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £43,421 - £46,464 per annum (plus 15% out-of-hours allowance)

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in people's lives during their most vulnerable moments? Do you thrive in fast-paced environments and possess the skills to provide effective crisis intervention and support? If so, we invite you to join our team as an Emergency Duty Social Worker in Oxfordshire.

About Us: We are a dedicated team committed to safeguarding and supporting individuals and families in crisis situations. Our mission is to provide timely and responsive assistance, ensuring the safety and well-being of those in need across Oxfordshire.

Role and Responsibilities: As an Emergency Duty Social Worker, your primary responsibility will be to respond to urgent referrals outside of normal working hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. You will conduct comprehensive assessments of individuals and families facing crises, offering appropriate interventions and support services to address their immediate needs.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing emergency support and intervention to individuals at risk of harm or in crisis situations.
  • Conducting thorough assessments to identify risks and develop safety plans.
  • Collaborating with partner agencies, including police, health services, and housing authorities, to coordinate effective responses.
  • Offering crisis counseling and emotional support to individuals and families in distress.
  • Completing accurate and timely documentation, including case notes and reports, in accordance with regulatory requirements.


  • Social Work qualification (Diploma/Degree in Social Work)
  • Registered with Social Work England
  • Previous experience in emergency duty or crisis intervention preferred
  • Strong assessment and decision-making skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and in high-stress situations
  • Commitment to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion

Why use Sheldon Phillips to find your next role? It's simple really - we aren't pushy or too needy.....we know that what you want is to be listened to! You want an agency that will pro-actively look for what you want to do, rather than us focussing on the roles that will benefit us financially.

That's why we have been so successful, because this is YOUR job search, not ours.

If you want to know more about this Qualified Social Worker role in Oxfordshire, give Fred a call on 01635 226350

Oh, and if you pass our details onto a friend and we place them, we are paying a massive £300 referral bonus for successful locum placements and up to £500 for permanent placements! (Terms and conditions apply)