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Support Worker (Waking Nights)


Long Stratton

Between £10.01-12.00 Per Hour

Full Time


Closing Date: 31/08/22

Support Worker (Waking Nights)

Salary – The current full time salary for this position is £10.28 – £10.59 per hour (£20,321 to £20,933 per annum), depending on qualifications. Maximum full time job rate potential is £21,746 per annum which is performance related.

Hours – 38 hours per week

Work Pattern – 4 week rolling rota, either a 21.30pm – 07.30am or a 22.00pm – 08.00am. Will include some weekends.

Location – Long Stratton, Norfolk

About Break:

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.

Why Break?

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.

About the role:

This is a great opportunity to start and/or grow your career in social care where you will get lots of training and support. Waking Night Support Workers will generally work 10 hour shifts as part of a rolling rota. You will be ensuring the safety and security of the home and young people.  If needed, assisting our children and young people with personal care at any time. You will also be required to support with general record keeping and cleanliness/ upkeep of the home.

You’ll need to be an excellent team member, warm, caring, calm and resilient enough to cope with the complex emotional and behavioural needs of young people in the service.

Previous, but not essential, employment history might include:

Support Worker, Youth Worker, Residential Support Worker, Disability Support Worker, Children’s Support Worker – however we will consider candidates with all relevant experience or who would like to consider in new career.

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: 31/08/2022

Interview date: We will shortlist suitable candidates as they apply. This means the role may close at short notice and without prior warning.

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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