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Senior Support Worker (Children’s Disability Services)

Long Stratton

Between £10.01-12.00 Per Year

Full Time


Closing Date: 30/11/21

Senior Support Worker – Children with Disabilities – Long Stratton, Norfolk


Job Ref:  TL3680


Have you always felt you wanted to do something different? Make a difference and help change a young person’s life?


Break Charity has a tremendous record for providing a nurturing, stable home environment for our Young People and supporting them through to adulthood. We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to join one of our established children’s homes which help support Young People with disabilities based in Long Stratton, Norfolk.

We need an individual with a caring and calm approach to help support and nurture the children living within the children’s home. You need to be warm, considerate, and resilient as sometimes the children can present complex emotional and behavioural needs.


At Break, we are committed to opening the door to brighter tomorrows for Looked after Children. We are passionate about providing the highest level of care to our Young People. At the heart of what we do is the ethos that children and young people feel safe, protected, and loved.


The ability to work on a rota basis will be essential as the role will include evening and weekend work along with sleep in’s. All shifts will be agreed in advance with the Line Manager.




Candidates must have a relevant Level 3 Children and Young People’s Workforce Diploma or equivalent, or be prepared to complete one within two years of appointment (this time frame may differ if you have worked within the care industry previously and not yet completed a Level 3 relevant qualification).


We pride ourselves on being an inclusive and supportive employer and recognise that working in care, although incredibly rewarding, is not without its challenges. Therefore, we want you to feel appreciated for the life changing work you are doing.


You will receive comprehensive training, free meals while on duty, have excellent career progression opportunities and be working in a warm and welcoming work environment – amongst many other things.


Essential Information


Hours: 38 hours per week


Salary: The current full time salary scale for this position is £22,191 – £23,239 per annum, depending on qualifications (maximum job rate potential is £24,526 which is performance related).


At appointment:  The actual salary will be £22,191 – £23,239 per annum.


Sleep-ins: £55 paid per sleep-in duty in addition to above salary.


Closing date: Thursday, 11th November 2021


Interviews: These have been scheduled for Thursday, 18th November and Friday, 19th November.


The first interview will be a Safe Care/ Warner style interview. If successful after the first interview, candidates will then attend a formal interview.


For further information please contact the People Resources Team via the contact details on the Break website.


Please note, all invites to interview will be sent via email. Please regularly check your emails, including any spam folders, for further communication from us. Failure to attend an interview may result in your application being withdrawn.


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.