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Senior Residential Worker - Children's Residential

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

Job Introduction

The Firs is a small residential home in Stafford which provides medium to long term residential support for up to 3 young people aged 11 - 18 years old.  It is a family centred environment that supports, nurtures and cares for young people in care. 

Shifts will be 7.30 - 22.30 on a one on, two off basis.

Main Responsibility

We are looking for a committed, vibrant and highly motivated individual to help support young people in all areas of their lives whilst creating an environment where young people can flourish and achieve their full 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.

Interviews will take place as applications are received and not following the closing date.

The Ideal Candidate

To this role you'll bring

  • 2 years experience in working with children in a residential setting
  • experience of working at senior level in a residential setting
  • a minimum of NVQ/QCF level 3 in Caring for Young People 
  • a NVQ4 in care or a willingness to complete the qualification if appointed

For further information about this role please contact Natalie Harvey




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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