Social Worker

Location: Lowestoft
Salary: £33,016 - £34,592 per annum, depending on qualifications
Contract Type: Permanent / Full Time
Position Type: {Advertised Full Time / Part Time}
Closing Date: 14/12/2023

Social Worker


Salary – The starting salary will be £33,016 - £34,592 per annum depending on qualifications and experience with a maximum rate of £36,167.

Hours – 38 hours per week

Location – Lowestoft, Suffolk


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. 


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:

We are seeking a full-time Social Worker to take a lead role planning work with vulnerable families in placement and completing parenting assessments at our Residential Family Assessment Centre in Lowestoft, Suffolk.  


Our ideal candidate will have a background in Children and Families Social Work.  Applications are invited from SWE registered Social Workers, we will consider newly qualified Social Workers looking to complete their ASYE.    


The ability to work a 38-hour rota including some evenings and alternate weekends is an essential requirement for this position.  We require candidates to show flexibility to cover varied shifts this will also include working from home days.


Note: An additional £60.71 is paid for each sleep-in duty. 


Likely shift pattern will be:  

10 shifts over 14 days including every other weekend with 4 days off across a 2-week period, this may include some sleep ins.

Shifts are as follows: 

  • Early shifts - 8am to 3.30pm 
  • Day shifts - 9am to 4.30pm 
  • Late shifts - 14.30pm to 10pm 
    • Double shift plus sleep in - 9am to 10pm – sleep in – 7:30am to  9:30am
    • Late Sleep Early shifts – 2.30pm to 10pm – sleep in – 7.30am to 2.30pm


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 £500 paid to you one month after your start date and a second £500 at the six month mark. (Candidates referred to Break via a recruitment agency are not eligible).
  • 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 bottom of this page.


To apply use the ‘apply now’ button at the top of this page to be taken to our application site.


For more information regarding this position please contact Salome Thompson, Manager on 01502 560344,


Closing Date: 14.12.2023


Interview Date: We will interview 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.


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. 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.





The Company has experienced unprecedented growth over the past few years. We have a vast number of employees, and provide support to clients from all over the country.