Care Worker & Companion

  • Location

    Reading, UK

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  • Salary:

    £11.00 - £16.50 per hour + 45p mileage allowance

  • Contact:

    Carol Raine

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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We are looking for dedicated full and part time Care Workers & Companions to work in the Reading area of Berkshire. No previous care experience is needed because excellent training and a thorough and supportive induction programme will be provided. However, it is essential that you hold a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle.


The work embraces the support of older people living in their own homes, and there are available hours in the Reading and surrounding areas of Mortimer, Tilehurst, Southcote, Woodley, Earley, Lower Earley, Caversham and Emmer Green.  If you live in any of these areas, they will try to keep you as local to home as possible.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a truly wonderful homecare provider with exceptional values.

Passion for caring for older people

The organisation was founded by the owner in memory of her Grandmother and with a vision to change the way older people are supported in the community.  The owner has a wealth of experience in the care sector in both a hospital and community setting, so they know what it takes to provide the highest standard of care to the older people they look after in their own homes. They recognise the importance of making sure the staff team feel valued and appropriately supported in their role, making it a special place to work. 


As their Care Worker & Companion, you will be helping the vulnerable older people you support, maintain their independence in the place they cherish the most.  Your duties may involve helping them in or out of bed, assisting with personal care, administering medication, preparing meals and carrying out domestic duties.  On occasions, you may be required to take them to appointments, activities or to do a bit of shopping. 

Above all, you must be motivated by a genuine passion and personality to care, whilst upholding the basic principle that older people are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.

What they can offer you?

  • £11.00 - £16.50 per hour + 45p mileage allowance.
  • Weekends pay rate of £12.50 per hour + time and half bank holiday.
  • Christmas day and Boxing day double time.
  • Hours range between 06.30 - 22.30. If you have some availability morning, evenings, and alternate weekends, then we would love to hear from you.

Whether you’re experienced in the sector, or looking for a career change, you are a student, or you are semi-retired, this could be ideal for you! They have an outstanding reputation not only as an employer, but as a provider of high-quality person-centred home care.

If you are excited by this job opportunity, then we would love to hear from you.

How do I apply or ask a Question?

If you have any questions about this Care Worker & Companion job, or you wish to apply, please click on the apply button.  Once you have applied, we would carry out an initial pre-screen of your application, your CV & application is then passed to the end employer who would then contact you directly to progress your application further. This would usually be within 24-72 hours of applying and this telephone conversation is for you to ask any questions you may have and the end employer to find out more about you.