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Closing Date: 31/01/22
Please note that this vacancy is located in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
Salary – The current salary scale for this post is £20,808 – £21,848 per annum, depending on qualifications. (The maximum job rate potential is £22,888 which is performance related).
Hours – 38 hours per week
Nobody chooses the family or circumstances they are born into. At Break we firmly believe that with the right care, there is no limit to what can be achieved.
We work across East Anglia with children and young people on the edge of care, in care and leaving care. Whether you’re interested in working in our residential homes and short breaks for children with disabilities, our pioneering Staying Close Staying Connected project or vital essentials like our family assessment centre and wraparound care offer, one thing is universal: you’ll be joining a team of passionate and dedicated individuals who want the very best for the young people they care for.
At Break we invest in the future of our staff just as we do for the young people in our services. We strive to provide the highest quality of care, so whether you’re just starting your career in children’s social care or are already qualified, you’ll be supported, recognised and rewarded for your essential part in our vital work.
This role will work in our Staying Close Staying Connected project, Staying Close Staying Connected, one of eight pilot models for leaving care being funded by the Department of Education. For children in care, turning 18 can mean finding themselves on a cliff-edge of support. This service is truly leading the way nationally in terms of leaving care provision.
About the role:
As a Housing Worker at Break, you’ll be fundamental in making sure that the house that young care leavers move onto feels like their home and that they are supported to live independently in the community.
No two days will be the same, and you’ll be expected to build strong relationships with the young people in the houses you oversee, helping and encouraging them in achieving their goals and aspirations.
Success in the role would see you support young people to become financially savvy such as by paying bills on time, as well as encouraging them to take an active part in keeping the service and houses well-presented and maintained.
You’ll be self-motivated, good at problem-solving and have a professional, caring and calm approach.
In your role, you’ll have access to the following benefits:
- Free, career-enhancing qualifications
- A “golden hello” scheme welcoming you to our services, with £250 paid to you one month after your start date and a second £250 at the six month mark.
- A referral scheme offering the same two payments as the golden hello if you recommend a contact who goes on to be employed by Break.
- A benefits platform enabling you to access discounts across a range of shops, venues and services.
- A free counselling service to all our employees.
- The opportunity to influence Break’s strategy and direction through the Staff Consultation Forum.
- Life assurance to the value of 3x your annual salary.
- Enhanced sick pay.
- Free flu jabs.
Full details of the role, including a job description and person specification can be found within the ‘documents’ section at the top of this page.
To apply use the ‘apply now’ button at the top of this page to be taken to our application site.
Closing date: 31/01/2022
Interview Date: TBC
The first interview will be a Safe Care/ Warner style interview. If successful after the first interview, candidates will then be expected to attend a formal interview.
To comply with the Immigration Asylum & Nationality Act 2006 and additional amendments, and UK Border Agency (UKBA) requirements, all prospective employees will be asked to supply evidence of eligibility to work in the UK. We will ask to see and take a copy of an appropriate official document as set out in the UKBA guidelines. Do not send anything now, further information will be sent to you should you be invited to interview.
We are committed to equality of opportunity. Your current immigration status will not be taken into account when assessing your application against the selection criteria for the post. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.
For more information on this job opportunity, please initially email or call the HR Team via the contact details found on our website.