Children's Residential Senior Support Worker (Short Breaks - Disability Service)

Location: Long Stratton
Salary: £26,728 - £27,660 per annum, depending on qualifications
Contract Type: Permanent / Full Time
Position Type: {Advertised Full Time / Part Time}
Closing Date: 12/07/2024 15:30

Senior Support Worker


Salary - The current full time salary for this position is £26,728 to £27,660 per annum, depending on qualifications (maximum full time job rate potential is £28,855 per annum which is performance related).

The starting salary will be £26,728 - £27,660, depending on qualifications.

Hours - 38 hours per week

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:

As a Break Senior Support Worker, you’ll be working hands-on day in day out with the young people living in the children’s home and act as the senior shift worker in the staff team.

While there will be still an opportunity to work directly with young people, you’ll also take on some extra responsibilities – line managing support workers and directing the staff and resources when on shift. 

The first twelve months of your time at Break will see you build relationships with the young people and families living in the homes. Day to day you may find yourself taking the young people to and from their education provision, helping families to plan trips at home, or learning sign language so that you can help and encourage young people to communicate.

Every milestone in our disability services is celebrated and treasured. We can’t promise every day will be easy, but we can promise the sense of pride you’ll feel for the young people you support and care for.

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


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.
  • 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.


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


Interview date:  TBC

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.

Please note, all invites to interview will be sent via email. Please regularly check your emails, including any spam folders, for further communication from us. Failure to attend an interview may result in your application being withdrawn.


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.


This job is also known as: Support Worker, Youth Worker, Care Worker, Children Support Worker, Children





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