Are you a support worker with a background in care who is looking for a new challenge in your career? Are you seeking an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of young people and work with an amazingly supportive team?
The Alders children's home provides mid term care for up to 4 young people aged between 12 and 17 years, who may be admitted in an emergency. The purpose of the home is to provide a safe and secure environment that promotes the welfare of looked after children, whilst contributing to the assessment of the young person's needs. Main Responsibilities
The overall aims are to support young people using a person-centred approach to develop independence and flourish to lead a fulfilling life. This role requires you to work on your own initiative with the ability to deal with challenging situations. You will need to be a resilient person, who can respond appropriately to constant behavioural challenges. The Ideal Candidate
The ability to provide support to young people resident within the home, fulfilling keyworker responsibilities and working in partnership with the young people, their families and all professional relevant agencies is essential. You will be experienced and be able to ensure our young people's physical, emotional, social, health and educational needs are met. To be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in all forms is also a necessity. Ideally you will have an NVQ Level 3 in Caring for Children & Young Person's qualification or equivalent, along with a Full Driving Licence.
For more information about the role please contact: Toby Williamson-Smith or Lisa Miller on 01827 782100
Or you can find out more information via our Children's Residential Services website.
The recruitment for this position is ongoing and so we reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closing date. 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.