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Support Worker (Children’s Disability Services)

Norwich

Long Stratton

Between £10.01-12.00

Full Time

Break

Closing Date: 22/09/21

Support Worker – Long Stratton, Norwich, Norfolk

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 services 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. 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.

Qualifications

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.

 

What can we offer?

We are proud of the fact that we are a supportive employer who rewards you for your hard work and involvement in our life-changing charity. There are multiple benefits of this role, such as:

 

  • A competitive holiday allowance
  • Enhanced pension contributions of employer 5% and employee 3%
  • Discounted Will writing service
  • Employee access to Techscheme, allowing you to buy tech more easily
  • Support for improving your financial wellbeing
  • A variety of salary sacrifice schemes, including pension
  • Group Life Assurance
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Support for your mental health via our employee counselling service
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Access to a wealth of development opportunities

 

Full details regarding the role can be found under the documents sections at the top of the advert.

Essential Information:

Salary: The current full time salary scale for this position is £19,634 to £19,986 per annum, depending on qualifications (maximum job rate potential is £20,736 per annum which is performance related).

Please note: For every sleep-in duty worked you will receive an additional flat-rate payment of £55.00

Hours: 38 hours per week

Closing Date: 22/09/2021 (We reserve the right to close this vacancy, without prior warning, as and when suitable candidates apply and are interviewed)

Interviews:  Shortlisting will take place throughout the advert and interviews will take place accordingly.

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 more information on this job opportunity, please call Pete Willson or James Wright at the service, on 01508 536515

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.