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Outreach Worker

Job Introduction

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to work as an Outreach Worker at one of our Resource Centres offering short breaks for young people with learning disabilities. This is an ideal opportunity for someone with experience of working with children & young people within this sphere to gain specialist experience of working specifically with children with a wide variety of needs. 

The Outreach Worker as part of a multidisciplinary team will offer a range of services including support and care for children and young people with learning disabilities. Whilst ensuring that the young person’s social, emotional, cultural, religious and recreational needs are met.

The post is for up to 25 hours per week and includes weekend and shift working. 


Main Responsibility

Your main responsibilities will be to assist the management team in ensuring that the care provided from the centre is within current legislation, departmental policies, procedures, practice guidelines and is also appropriate to the assessed needs of the children and young people, taking into account race, gender and disability.

The Ideal Candidate

What you’ll bring

You’ll need to be flexible as this role does involve shift working, each weekend. Ideally you’ll also have experience of working in a residential setting and you’ll have an NVQ or QCF level 3 in Caring for Children and Young People or be prepared to undertake the training when you start with us. You should ideally have a full clean UK driving licence and be willing to transport young people in local authority vehicles. 

For further information about this role please contact Mandi Chagger on 01543 579820 or email

For information, please be aware that there is currently an ongoing review to realign the job descriptions and ways of working of the wider team.

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to Our rewards and benefits - Careers at Staffordshire

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

As you’ll know safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people/vulnerable adults is important to us and that’s why this position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. If applicable you should disclose details of unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.


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