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Senior Residential Worker - Children's Residential

Staffordshire County Council
£31,099- £36,298 which includes 2 SCP for unsoc
Closing date
27 Nov 2023

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Social Care – Children
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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. 


Main Responsibilities

We provide a safe, nurturing environment for children and young people where every day is different.  We offer them a variety of new activities and experiences, promote positive friendships and provide emotional support.   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

Please note on occasion 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 that 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

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For further information about this role please contact Susan Dodd at


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.


About us

From managing the flow of traffic to improving the quality of our schools, officiating marriages and supporting vulnerable people, we deliver vital services around the clock. Because what we do touches so many lives and in so many ways, our work is impactful, rewarding and varied.  

Whether you’re an apprentice or graduate, or come to us with plenty of experience, we’ll support you to achieve amazing things. You’ll have a say in how things are done and be able to run with your ideas. And even better, everything you do will help to improve the way we work and the lives of our communities.

No matter what role you’re in, you’ll also have plenty of opportunities to move around. And as you try your hand at new things, you’ll find that your skills grow and develop. With hundreds of career options on offer, you’ll have the chance to make the most of your ambition.

Our values

We all share a common purpose of public service to the people of Staffordshire. Our values support our Strategic Plan and vision and are at the heart of everything we do. Our people are A C E and unique, which is why we want to make sure we lead them well and provide the benefits and wellbeing support they need. Our people have different roles, different things that motivate them, different learning needs and will be at different stages of their career journey. But our values unite us to achieve amazing things.

  • 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.

We are no ordinary county council. 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.

To find out more about working for us visit our brand new Careers at Staffordshire page it's the best place to learn about all the jobs and opportunities we have on offer.  Our new ambassador programme lets you hear directly from our employees about what it's like to work here.


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01785 278300
Staffordshire County Council
Staffordshire Place 2
Tipping Street
ST16 2DH
United Kingdom

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