Support Worker – Maternity Cover, 9 Month Contract – Long Stratton, Norfolk

Ref: TL3402

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 some exciting opportunities for two individual’s to join one of our established children’s homes, which help support Young People with disabilities based in Long Stratton, Norfolk. These vacancies are based on a full time, 9 month - fixed term, maternity contract.

We need individual’s with a caring and calm approach to help support and nurture the children living within the children’s home. Candidates will 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 £19,344 to £19,691 per annum, depending on qualifications (maximum job rate potential is £20,430 which is performance related).

At appointment: The actual salary based on 38 hours per week will be £19,344 to £19,691 per annum, depending on qualifications.

Sleep-ins: £38.50 paid per sleep-in duty in addition to above salary. On average 6 – 8 sleep-ins per month are required as part of hours that are allocated on a rota basis.

Closing date: Monday 1st June 2020.

Interviews: The interviews have been scheduled to take place on 8th and 9th June 2020. 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 second formal interview. We anticipate that each interview should last a maximum of 60 minutes.

Please note: Due to the current Pandemic, all recent interviews have been carried out virtually. Once the shortlisting process has been completed, we will contact all successful candidates to update them on the interview process.

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.

For more information on this job opportunity, please initially email or call the HR Team via the contact details found on our website.

For further information please contact the HR Team via the contact details on the Break Charity website.