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Reablement Assistants

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
£18065 - £20344, pro rata, per annum Grade C-D
Various Locations
Working Pattern:
Full Time/Part Time/Weekends
Various hours.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
26/05/2019 at 23:59 PM
Vacancy Description

Do you want to join a highly trained, professional team of Reablement Assistants providing services to vulnerable adults in their own homes?

We are looking for people who are patient, caring, and reliable, who also share our four core values Respect, Inclusion, Compassion and Empowerment. These values are central to everything we do, and are core to the delivery of our service.

Applicants should have experience of working within the community or a residential care setting and have the skills to deliver person centred care. The ability to produce short written reports in English is an essential skill. NVQ Level 2/ QCF Level 2 in Health and Social Care, or equivalent, would be an advantage, although full training would be given.

The team works a rolling rota, we would like to hear from applicants who are able to work within our fixed rotational shift patterns – working either 14, 18.5, 22.75 or 32.5 hours per week and would give a starting salary of (£15,238 with no NVQ2, £16,772 with NVQ2). Essential Car User allowance of £120 per annum is also paid as well as a generous mileage allowance of 97.1p per mile for the first 1,500 miles per year, 40.9p per mile after 1,500 upto 8,500 miles per year and 14.4 per mile after 8,500 miles per year.

We also offer the opportunity for staff to undertake the Care Certificate and Level 2 or 3 Diploma  (previously known as NVQ) in adult care. Specialist qualifications such as the Level 2 Certificate in Dementia plus a range of other training opportunities including the Emergency First Aid Certificate.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 26 days per annum rising to a maximum of 31 days, after 5 years’ service.

You will be asked to complete an application form if you are considered a suitable applicant for the role. Please refer to the additional downloads attached to this advert which contain guidance regarding the documents and information you are required to bring to the interview.

All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

If you would like to be considered for a Reablement Assistant role, please call Emma Brown on 01635 519762 to arrange an interview.

Previous applicants need not apply.

West Berkshire Council is proud to support the government’s ‘Every Day is Different’ national recruitment campaign, promoting the range of career opportunities in the adult social care sector. You can access more information on www.everydayisdifferent.com

Be sure to also visit the Working for Care in West Berkshire pages to find out what different types of roles we recruit to, the services we provide, how to develop your career and read how our care staff feel about their roles and how they have progressed in their career with us.


Equal Opportunities
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
How to apply

Please complete an online application form.

This role requires the incumbent to have a car available at work to undertake his/her duties as they will be expected to undertake at least 1500 business miles per year. Essential Car User status attracts a lump sum allowance paid on a monthly basis as well as a free car parking space if he/she works at one of the Council’s corporate buildings.

All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Further information on this vacancy