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Specialist Short Breaks Practitioner and Support Worker roles

OrganisationThe Benjamin Foundation
LocationAttleborough and Fakenham
WebsiteVisit organisation website
Contract typePermanent
Hourly ratePractitioner £12.60 per hour Support Worker £11.56 per hour,
Hours154 hours per annum over 22 sessions. Covering 12 Saturdays and 10 days in school holidays.
Date posted1 May 2024
Closing date29 May 2024

Are you looking for a job which offers you the freedom to fit in with your life? Whether you are in education, training, are looking to return to work or would like an additional job, these roles might be for you?

About the service

  • We offer Specialist Group-Based Short Breaks for Children and Young People with Disabilities Aged 8-17 in West Norfolk and the Breckland area. Following an increase in referrals we are looking for new team members to join us.

About the role

Our Specialist Short Breaks Service Groups provide friendships, independence and fun experiences and opportunities for children and young people with a range of disabilities and individual needs while providing respite for their carers from their caring responsibilities. Our service runs throughout the year. Team members working hours are 9am to 4pm.

Our Chapel Green School (Attleborough) group is looking for more team members. This group runs on the first Saturday of the month (12 sessions a year) and on a Wednesday most school holidays (10 sessions a year).

Our Duke of Lancaster School (Fakenham) group is also looking for more team members. This group runs on the third Saturday of the month (12 sessions a year) and on a Tuesday most school holidays (10 sessions a year).

These part-time roles offer you the opportunity to build your confidence in working with children and young people with needs in a very supported team. Training opportunities are available to build on your current knowledge. Our teams work together to offer the very best care to the children and young people who attend. Previous experience is not required for the support worker role.

What we are looking for

  • You will be committed to providing a child centred, fun, safe and positive environment for the children.
  • You will hold a relevant qualification and/or experience of working with children with a diverse range of individual needs or have an interest in this area of work and are wanting to develop skills.
  • Practitioners will offer individual support to young people with high support needs and advice and guidance to parents of children with disabilities.
  • Support Workers will support the Senior Practitioner or Practitioner with exceptional support need where the support required is 2:1 ratio.
  • You will be able to offer individual / group support in the session to young people with moderate to high support needs.

What we will offer you

  • Enhanced Holiday
  • Generous Pension
  • 24/7 Access to Employee Assistance Programme
  • Occupational Health Support
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing Support
  • Enhanced Company Sick Pay Scheme
  • Flexible Working
  • CPD Training


How to apply


  1. By visiting: downloading and completing the attached application form.


  1. Please complete the Application Form and send to:

If you have a passion for providing high quality care and have the skills and experience, we are looking for we would love to hear from you.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. We are committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce and recruitment and eliminating unlawful discrimination.

The Benjamin Foundation embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. We are committed to providing everyone with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talent and abilities, by making adjustments throughout all elements of the recruitment process and in the workplace.

If you need to request reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process and/or need additional help completing the application form, please contact

Right to work

All applicants must provide their right to work documentation at interview stage, such as a valid passport which will be verified to check your eligibility to work and live in the UK.


The Benjamin Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. An enhanced Disclosure and barring service (DBS) check will be required for successful applicants payable by the Charity Advert


We will consider the applications after the closure date of Wednesday 29th May 2024. If you do not hear from us within one week, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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