We are looking for kind and caring people who want to make a difference to the lives of people by supporting individuals to remain as independently as possible.
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.
Current hours available are:
21 hours – 7.30am – 1.30pm
19.25 hours – 7.30am – 1.00pm
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 client needs.
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.
About the Role
We provide a short-term flexible service for people in their own home. By working in partnership with our service users, Occupational therapists and Physiotherapists you will support with personal care, medication administration, stair practice, reablement walks.
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.
Our offer includes:
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)
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
A driving licence and car is essential for this role due to the need to travel across the Borough.
We will pay your mileage when travelling around for work. We will provide successful candidates with Parking Permits in Reading to assist with the role when driving and parking for work.
For more information about the role please contact Caroline Somerville on Caroline.Somerville@reading.gov.uk or 07738 916 473 or Paula Thorner on Paula.Thorner@reading.gov.uk or 07738 916 407
Closing date: Sunday 12th December 2021
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.