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Care Assistants
  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: DAC0306
  • Published: Thu 02/03/2023, 15:07 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 19/03/2023, 23:06 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Part Time, Weekends
  • Hours: Various Hours Per Week
  • Salary: £13.71 - £15.30 Per Hour
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire

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Care Assistants

We provide a short-term flexible service for people in their own home – Care with a difference!

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity and inclusion is the key to our success. Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.

Reablement encourages people, often those who are disabled or frail, or recovering from injury or illness, to develop the confidence and skills required to allow them to continue living at home.

By working in partnership with Occupational therapists, Physiotherapists and NHS you will support service users with personal care, medication administration, stair practice, reablement walks.

You will use an electronic recording system and access other IT to enhance your role and how you deliver best practice.

About you

We are looking for kind, caring people who are passionate about their work and who want to make a difference.

Experience is a benefit, but not essential as full training will be provided.  If you’ve got the qualities below and want to help your community, we want to hear from you.

  • Sensitive
  • Compassionate
  • Patient
  • Responsible
  • Encouraging
  • Supportive
  • Reliable

Our offer includes:

Permanent posts - Varying hours/shifts available: Mornings

Morning shifts will include:
7.30am to 1.00pm (19.25 hours per week) - £12,514 - £13,966 + 10% Shift Allowance = £13,765 - £15,362
8.00am to 2.00pm (21 hours per week) - £13,652 - £15,236 + 10% Shift Allowance = £14,918 - £16,759

Salary: £12.47 to £13.91 Per Hour + 10% Shift Allowance (£13.71 - £15.30 including Shift Allowance)

You would be required to work a 7-day fortnight set shift pattern including weekends and bank holidays however be flexible at times to meet service needs. 

A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:

  • Generous holiday entitlement – starting from 24 days holiday each year plus bank holidays - with the option to buy additional leave
  • Maternity, adoption, parental and sick pay
  • Ongoing training opportunities
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • 'Your Reading Passport' scheme - competitive rates for local gyms
  • Free Care Assistant Uniform – including PPE, Masks, Gloves, Aprons, etc…
  • Opportunity to study for Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Exceptional support from our office staff and existing care staff
  • We pay for your DBS application
  • Parking permit provided
  • Mileage paid at 45p per mile (driving licence is essential as you will required to travel across the Borough)

You’ll be part of a team that relies on each individual to play their part to the best of their ability. As well as the colleagues that you work closely with every day, you’ll also be part of Team Reading, playing your personal part in making Reading a successful and vibrant place.

Our vision is to ensure that Reading realises its potential as a great place to live, work and play, and that everyone shares the benefits of this success. Our values and behaviours guide how we will achieve this:

Work Together as one team - work collaboratively, with each other and with our partners, and demonstrate the Team Reading values in everything we do

Drive Efficiency - show initiative, be adaptable to change and put forward ideas to help improve delivery and efficiency. Take responsibility for our own learning and development and for reaching our potential

Be Ambitious - be demanding of our own performance – striving to be even better – and be prepared to engage with and challenge leaders in a constructive and positive way

Make a Difference to Reading - maintain the highest levels of customer service and be flexible and willing to provide the services needed at the time they are needed


Staff must be physically fit to undertake the role.  A driving licence is mandatory due to the travelling around the Borough.

For more information about the role please contact Paula Thorner on or 07738 916 407

Closing date: Sunday 19th March 2023

Interview date: TBC

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.