Thoroughly appreciated my time working for Staffordshire County Council. Only reason to move is due to location and family circumstances changing. For this reason I would Ideally like to be home based.
A typical day would be engaging with all the young adult in the car, asking questions about their day and their interests. Gaining their trust when they first meet you. If they are distressed, trying to calm them down ready for the day ahead or for when they arrive home.
Human Resources Project Lead (Former Employee) – Stafford, Staffordshire – 6 September 2018
Coming from private sector would not like to work full time in public section again, very restrictive, although benefits were excellent. Project work dealing with all the various departments within the council, they were not helpful nor forthcoming in assisting with projec
Occupational Therapist (Former Employee) – Staffordshire County Council – 8 June 2018
At this time I worked two days a week to help balance family and work. I gained valuable knowledge and experience in long and short term conditions that affect daily living for people with disabilities and illnesses. I enjoyed supporting people to remain living in their own designing and adapting their existing or providing extensions to enable them access to bathroom, bedroom, property where appropriate
Working with people in the community, gaining knowledge and experiences
Reablement Assistant (Former Employee) – Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire – 14 February 2018
Loved this job but the mileage was ridiculous, loved everything about it, would have liked to have been given more time with the clients, as these were elderly people who you may have been the only contact they had to the outside world, The work was enjoyable it was all the travelling that made the job so difficult. most of my shift would involve driving around fast because i had only so long to get to the next person. The manager was lovely, she had a lot to do but always made time if you rang her for something. One of the best managers I have had.
School Dinner Lady (Former Employee) – Nuneaton – 2 January 2018
Make salads,drinks, set up counters and tables and general kitchen duties.learnt how to make bread,doughnuts.Management where great to work with,very helpful,one happy team.Hardest part was having to wash all the childrens trays by hand,you had to be really quick.the most enjoyable was seeing the childrens faces enjoying there lunch.
IT Trainer (Current Employee) – Stafford – 7 December 2017
2 types of day training or development. I learned better training techniques. Improved people skills Most enjoyable part of the job was delivering courses, understanding the delegates needs and helping them learn. Also enjoyed research and developing new topics for delivery.
Site Supervisor (Current Employee) – Stafford – 6 December 2017
No typical day at work really, might be painting one day then unblocking drains the next and then move on to repairing a roof or fixing a door. You learn a fair bit as you go along, you have to. I work on my own mostly but the people i come into contact with are usually more than fine. Hardest part of the job is working in areas where people are working themselves, try not to disrupt. Getting things working again and fixed is a good part of the job.
Lead Practitioner (Current Employee) – Staffordshire, Stafford – 1 November 2017
Agile working encouraged. Expectation that employee able to manage own worload. Supervision and performance review planned. Supportive colleagues. Touchdown centres across the county. Flexible working hours
Support Worker/Key Worker (Current Employee) – Leek Moorlands – 6 October 2017
Very busy communal unit with 9 residents with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. Two are wheelchair users. 10th bedroom empty at present. The unit has a works vehicle for social outings and appointments. It is on the outskirts of Leek centre so easy walking distance in to the town. Waiting for closure so that residents can access smaller living accommodation within guidelines of government legislation.
Free lunch and tea and breakfast depending on your shift that day
The County Council has so many varied and different departments it's hard to review as every department is different. I learnt many skills during my time there, from Finance skills such as budgeting and monitoring expense to Reception/Customer Service skills.