We are looking for Casual Residential Support Workers to work in our Children's Services based in Stafford and Tamworth.
If you would like a career working with children this is an ideal opportunity to gain knowledge and experience.
We are looking for fun vibrant individuals to help and support young people both who are in care or on the edge of care. You will be required to work directly with the young peoples over the 3 services as and when required dependant on your availability. You will support them in all areas of their lives, providing a safe, nurturing environment where every day can be different. This role can be both challenging and rewarding and will require a high level of resilience.
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
NVQ level 3 in caring for Children or Young People or equivalent is desirable but not essential.
Please note on occasions in residential care there is a need to only accept applicants from a particular protected characteristic. As per the exception 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 can be found at Equality Act 2010 (legislation.gov.uk)
For further information about this role please contact Natalie Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Staffordshire County Council
We are no ordinary county council:
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.
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.