Transition Worker

Job details
Posting date: 17 May 2024
Salary: £24,786 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 16 June 2024
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Remote working: On-site only
Company: Break
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: SCT2657

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Transition Worker

Salary - £24,786 per annum

Hours - 38 hours per week

Contract - Permanent

Location – Cambridge and Peterborough

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.

This role will work in our Staying Close Staying Connected project, Staying Close Staying Connected, one of eight pilot models for leaving care being funded by the Department of Education. For children in care, turning 18 can mean finding themselves on a cliff-edge of support. This service is truly leading the way nationally in terms of leaving care provision.

About the role:

As a Break Transition Worker, you’ll be working closely with young people who have recently left their children’s residential care home and are taking their first steps into independence.

Success in this role will very much hinge on the strong, trusting relationship you’ll build with the group of young people you’re working with.

You’ll make regular visits to their home and support them to increase their independent living skills. Whether that means teaching them one of your signature dishes (talk to Transition Worker Matt in Cambridgeshire for his Weetabix burger recipe), helping them to pay bills, applying for benefits or filling in a job application the role you will play in young people’s lives will be fundamental in supporting mental health, wellbeing and their future.

You will help them break down the barriers they might feel as a young person leaving care and be the best possible version of themselves as they enter independence.

You’ll work flexibly and have a can do attitude, be able to adapt your approach to suit the individuals or professionals you’re working with. You are calm under pressure and resilient enough to cope with challenging emotions and behaviours. Our houses are in Cambridge, Peterborough and Wisbech; you have access to a car for visiting our young people and are comfortable with lone working.

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

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 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. 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: Transition Worker, Housing Worker, Care, Children, Care Worker, Children Support Worker, Youth Worker


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