Salary: £20,903- £25,8411 – Plus Sleep In Allowance when required.
37 Hours per week – Permanent
Stafford Short Breaks based in the town of Stafford is a 5-bedded Children’s service that offers “short breaks” to young people who are deemed to be on the edge of care.
This incredibly rewarding role involves supporting young people who need a nurturing and caring environment for 1-3 overnight stays nights a week.
We require a committed, vibrant, fun and highly motivated person to work with young people aged 11-18 years of age. The role requires you to support young people in achieving positive outcomes in all areas of their lives.
The role involves key working, transporting to and from home and school, attending meetings such as CIN and Safeguarding along with undertaking direct work with young people. The willingness to engage in physical activities is a must and vital part of this role.
Working at Stafford Short Breaks is both challenging and rewarding and will require a high level of resilience. You will need a minimum of Level 3 Childcare Diploma or equivalent, however we would consider the right candidate for the role with a willingness to undertake the Residential Care Apprenticeship. You will need to hold a full driving licence as this role does involve transporting young people using Staffordshire County Council vehicles. Having experience of working with young people of the age range 11-18 years of age in a residential setting is a bonus however we appreciate that skills are often transferrable.
This role mainly involves working shifts 06.45am-2pm and 1.30pm-9.15pm, working every other weekend and sleep in duties. We can consider flexible working or Job share for this role.
This Authority is 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, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.
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Closing Date: 10th December 2021
Interview Date: To be confirmed
For more information about the role please contact: Sue Dodd/Richard Nowell for an informal discussion on 01785 253673
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The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.
Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans.
Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:
- Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
- Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
- Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.
Benefits for working for us….
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 including:
- An excellent local government pension scheme
- Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
- The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
- A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
- Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
- Volunteering Scheme
- Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
- Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
- Eye care vouchers
- Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
- Bus and rail travel discounts