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Residential Worker (Children's)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

About Brunswick Place

Brunswick Place is part of the Children's Residential Service based in Stafford. It is a 4 bedded service that provides short breaks and outreach for young people between the ages of 11-17 who are on the edge of care. 

Whilst we would welcome applications from experienced staff we are also open to applicants who have transferable skills and who are passionate about working with young people. For applicants who do not hold the relevant qualifications we will fund and fully support the relevant qualification. 

We have two vacancies 1 x 37 hour and 1 x 30 hour


Main Responsibility

We are looking for committed, vibrant and highly motivated Residential Workers to support young people deemed to be on the edge of care.  

We provide a safe, nurturing environment for children and young people where every day is different.  We provide them with a variety of new activities and experiences, promote positive friendships and provide emotional support.  This role can be both challenging and rewarding and will require a high level of resilience and flexibility to be able to respond to the needs of the service.

Please note: We don’t wait until the closing date to interview, we will interview as we receive applications.

The Ideal Candidate

To this role you'll bring.

  •  A NVQ/QCF level 3 in caring for Children and Young People is desirable but not essential.
  •  Experience in working with children and young people.
  •  A driving licence. 

For more information about the role please contact: Susan Dodd or John Rowlands on 01785 253673 or

Or you can find out more information via our Children's Residential Services website.

The recruitment for this position is ongoing and so we reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closing date.

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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