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Support Worker (Maternity Cover)


Between £10.01-12.00 Per Hour

Part Time


Closing Date: 21/08/22

Support Worker

Salary – The starting salary will be £10.28 to £10.59 per hour (£8,021 – £8,263 per annum), depending on qualifications. Maximum job rate potential is £11.00 per hour (£8,583 per annum) which is performance related.  PLUS the possibility to earn an additional £3,000 – £4,000 pro-rata through sleep-in duties.

Hours – 15 hours per week

Location – Mundesley, Norfolk

Contract – Fixed-Term, Maternity Cover. Initially for a period of 6 months with the possibility to extend to 12.

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 and supporting the most vulnerable young people to experience fulfillment and happiness can be a profoundly rewarding experience.

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.

As a Break support worker you’ll be working hands-on day in day out with the young people living in the children’s home.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone wishing to explore a career working with children. You will be given full training and support to develop your knowledge, and will learn about child development, the effect of trauma, therapeutic support, and how to effectively support someone who is experiencing challenges as a result of their past experiences.

A typical day might see you supporting a young person with their school work and taking time to get to know them while you share dinner together, or meeting with other professionals involved in the young person’s care. You’ll be responsible for their safety and any decisions made about the day-to-day running of the home, supported by senior transition workers, team leaders and the home’s management team.

To be successful in the role you’ll be patient, a good team player, and a problem solver.

The support work will include shift work and some weekend working and will include paid sleep-in shifts. For further information call 07341 002173.

In your role, you’ll have access to the following benefits:

  • Free, career-enhancing qualifications
  • 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: 14.08.2022

Interview Dates: 18.08.2022 and 19.08.2022

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.

Break operate services for vulnerable children and families and we need to ensure that we take steps to protect both them and our staff teams from the transmission of the Covid 19 virus. It is therefore a requirement for all staff unless they provide evidence of an appropriate medical exemption to be able to meet at least two of the following three requirements 1) Maintain a full vaccination status (including any recommend booster injections) 2) Undertake LFT / PCR or other approved Covid tests as required 3) Wear PPE including e.g. face masks when requested.

To comply with the Immigration Asylum & Nationality Act 2006 and additional amendments, and UK Visa’s and Immigration (UKVI) 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 UKVI 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.

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