• Part Time
  • Permanent
  • Reading
  • £15,446 to £18,648 per year £ / Year
  • 23 June 2024

Website Reading Borough Council

Part time – 22 Hours per week – Permanent

We are looking for a part time Support Worker to join our Day Service dedicated to supporting adults with profound multiple learning disabilities, offering hands-on care and engagement through various activities conducted both at our Tilehurst-based Centre and within the community.

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

Part Time – 22 hours per week
8.45am – 4.15pm (Tuesday and Thursday) and 8.45am – 3.45pm (Friday) – No weekend work required.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK – Sponsorship not available.


We are seeking a dynamic and innovative individual with experience in a care setting to join our proficient staff team. Our focus involves providing support to adults with complex learning disabilities in group settings, maintaining ratios of 1:1, 1:2, and 1:4.

Your role will involve actively organizing engaging activities (such as Sensory Stories, Tac Pac, and local walks), creating care plans, delivering a user-led service. This approach encourages and supports individuals in developing their independence.

Furthermore, you will take on the responsibility of leading other staff, serving as a keyworker, assessing and managing risks, all while collaborating effectively as part of a team.

Required Skills:

Qualification in Care/NVQ3/Level 3 Diploma in Care and Promoting Independence or a commitment to attaining this qualification
Capability to connect with service users, addressing their needs with a sense of understanding, patience, respect, and dignity
Proficiency in assessing, documenting, and planning risk and strategies
Ability to perform personal care duties with dignity and respect, including manual handling if necessary
Effective teamwork and the capacity to work independently
Competent IT skills, particularly in Microsoft Packages such as Word and Outlook

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

Our offer

We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.


A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:

Generous holiday entitlement – 25 days holiday each year plus bank holidays – rising to 33 days after 10 years’ service, with the option to buy additional leave
Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
Life Assurance – three times your annual salary (for members of the LGPS)
Kennet Day nursery (based at the Civic Offices) rated outstanding by Ofsted,
Season Ticket Loan – a loan to help with the cost of your rail or bus journey, to and from work
Opportunities for further development and training available
We pay for your DBS application
For an informal discussion about the Community Inclusion Worker position please contact Ronnie Chapman, Team Manager – email veronica.chapman@reading.gov.uk or David Small, Senior Support Worker email david.small@reading.gov.uk

Closing Date: Sunday 23rd June 2024

Interview Date: To be confirmed.


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.

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