Children's Residential Support Worker

Location: Sheringham
Salary: £27,421 - £28,033 depending on skills and qualifications (including 5 sleep ins per month paid at £64.18 per night)
Contract Type: Permanent / Full Time
Position Type: {Advertised Full Time / Part Time}
Closing Date: {Closing}

Support Worker

  • Salary: The current full-time rate for this post is £27,421 - £28,033 per annum, depending on qualifications and including 5 sleep-ins per month, paid at an additional £64.18 per night.

Maximum full time job rate potential is £28,846 per annum which is performance related and including 5 sleep-ins per month, paid at an additional £64.18 per night.)

  • Location: Sheringham, Norfolk
  • Hours: 38 hours per week (shifts will include some evenings and weekends
  • Closing date:  (We reserve the right to close this vacancy, without prior warning, as and when suitable candidates apply and are interviewed)


  • A “golden hello” scheme worth £1000 to welcome you (not available to candidates referred by agencies)
  • A competitive salary.
  • Excellent annual leave package, including additional service-related holiday from two years.
  • Access to the Blue Light benefits platform for discounts across a range of shops, venues and services.
  • Life assurance to the value of 3x your annual salary.
  • Enhanced sick pay.
  • Access to multiple wellbeing initiatives.

About Break:

Break is a forward-thinking non-profit organisation that’s delivered unique support for young people across East Anglia for over fifty years. Co-production with staff, young people and families is at the very heart of everything we do.

We have a range of residential services, a family assessment centre, a fostering agency, Staying Close, Staying Connected and services for disabled children and their families.

As a trauma-informed organisation, all our young people and employees are supported by our highly skilled therapeutic team - and our lifelong offer means that even when young people leave our care, we will always be there for them.

With low staff turnover and vacancy rates, we have over 90% good and outstanding gradings across our services and deliver great outcomes for our young people. Our ambition is to grow and build even further - creating an environment where people can develop their talent and see the difference they make. You could be part of this.

Learn more about Break 

About the role:

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.

For some young people, the behaviors caused by the trauma they have previously experienced means it is too risky for them to live with others. Break’s intensive children’s homes offer these individuals - who often have nowhere else to go - a home. 

You’ll work with a tight-knit team of colleagues to build a relationship and trust bond with the young person living at the home. You’ll be supporting them in overcoming their previous trauma and learning to trust in adults again, along with the help and guidance of your colleagues and Break’s therapeutic services.

You’ll be patient, thrive in a team environment, able to support those around you and have the emotional intelligence and resilience to manage challenging situations.


When you click apply, you will be taken to our application form where you can download the detailed person specification.


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We reserve the right to close this vacancy, without prior warning, as and when suitable candidates apply and are interviewed.

The first interview will be a Safe Care/ Warner style interview. Selected candidates will then be expected to attend a formal interview, including a young people’s panel.

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.



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.