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Senior Residential Worker Children's Home

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

Job Introduction

We are looking for a Senior Residential Worker to join our team

About The Alders:

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work in a Children's Home provision based in Tamworth.  The Alders is a large residential home which will provide short to medium term residential support for up to 4 young people aged between 12-17 years.   
During this period support will be provided to the family/foster carer and the young person to build the relationship up to enable them to return to the care of their family or foster carer. If the plan is for long term residential staff will support the young person’s transition to their new home.

You can contact Toby WIlliamson-Smith on

Main Responsibility

We need a committed, vibrant, and highly motivated Senior Residential Worker to support young people in all areas of their lives. The 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.

You'll be involving the young people in daily activities, getting to know them as individuals so you can best support their needs and really creating an environment where our young people can flourish and achieve their potential.

You will need to work on your own initiative, manage a team of staff and be able to deal with demanding and challenging situations. This role can require a high level of resilience and flexibility but is also very rewarding.  

If you feel you have the skills and experience, we would love to hear from you.

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

The Ideal Candidate

To this role you'll bring:

  • Experience in working with children and young people and even better if this is in a residential setting already
  • An NVQ/QCF level 3 in Caring for Children and Young People is desirable but not essential
  • A full driving licence

So, if you feel you have the skills and experience, we’d love to hear from you!

Please note: on occasion in residential care there is a need to only accept applicants from a particular protected characteristic. As per the exceptions under the Equality Act 2010 there is an occupational requirement for this role to be fulfilled by someone aged 22 years or over. The reason being that we are legally required to ensure that anyone appointed is at least 4 years older than our oldest resident. Therefore, we will only be able to progress applications from candidates aged 22 years or over. Details of the exception referred to can be found here Equality Act 2010 (

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 a range of benefits.

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 Silver 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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