Family Support Worker - Waking Nights

Join this team to support kids in getting the best start in life  Based in Newington, near Sittingbourne in Kent. 23 hours per week (2 nights) £14,982/year pro rata.

LOCATION/S:  Based in Newington, near Sittingbourne in Kent.

ADDITIONAL FACTS:              

  • 23 hours, 2 night shifts per week
  • This will be an ‘annualised hours’ contract
  • Preference will be given to applicants with NVQ3 in Health & Social Care OR evidence of extensive experience in this field.

JOB TYPE:  Part-time

SALARY:     £14,982 pro rata to £9,319/year (£7.77/hour)


Symbol Family Support Service provides specialist assessment services for parents with learning disabilities, advising the family courts and statutory services on their ability to live independently as a family in their community.

With an increased demand for our services we have vacancies in our 24/7 teams, working to help parents to demonstrate their parenting skills in a well-supported, multi-professional environment.

We are currently recruiting for a Waking Night Support Worker, to work 2 night shifts per week. There is potential for overtime by mutual agreement.

You will have excellent support skills gained within adult / children services with an understanding of issues for people with learning disabilities as well as excellent written / verbal skills and the ability to combine empathy with objectivity.

The position is based in our residential assessment unit at Newington, a one minute drive from the A2 and a 10 minute walk from Newington train station.

It’s a job that can be challenging at times, but this is balanced by the unrivalled sense of long-term satisfaction it also gives. It’s an opportunity to be creative and feel inspired, both by your colleagues and the people you support. It’s a career that you can feel proud of.

To find out more and/or to request an application form please contact us:

Telephone:         01622 859216