Social Care Worker


Hours: 22.5

Salary: £12,577.50 to £12,881.50 Annum (Salary based on a 48-hour contract. A higher range is offered to applicants with qualifications in health and social care)

The role consists of shift work and weekends on a rota basis. Do you need more flexibility? We know how hard it can be to find a job to suit personal commitments and that’s why Choice Care is offering a number of flexible positions to fit around your needs. We have a range of working patterns to suit you, get in touch to see if we can help.

Overview of the role

Whether you are new to the industry or have come from a social care background, we welcome your application. We will train and mentor you to become a highly skilled professional. We offer all our in-house training free of charge and set a career path for you from day one. Not only will you make a huge difference to people’s lives, but you’ll be able to enjoy days out, trips away and join in with many more activities, all of which ensures the people we work with are safe, happy and lead fulfilling lives.

Key duties

  • Providing personal care – including bathing, toileting, dressing and help with feeding
  • Medication administration
  • Assisting and getting involved in residents' daily activities, hobbies or outings
  • Following care plan guidance alongside Company policies and procedures
  • Developing an open, honest, and considerate working relationship with residents
  • Maintaining written daily records
  • Attending and completing training, as required

Personal Attributes

Being patient, reliable, flexible, a team player and a good communicator are key characteristics of a successful Social Care Worker.

What are the benefits?

  • Learning Academy - Adult Care Worker Level 2 and Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 qualifications for all staff
  • Holiday entitlement - starting from 28 days inclusive of Bank Holidays
  • Sick pay entitlement
  • Employee Assistance Programme - comprehensive health and wellbeing support for staff
  • Refer a Friend scheme - enjoy a payment of £500 when you recruit a friend to Choice Care
  • Choiceversary - staff receive vouchers of £75 after 5 years, £100 after 10 years and £150 after 15 years to celebrate their commitment to Choice Care
  • Christmas bonus - vouchers for all staff members
  • Life insurance
  • Annual staff awards - this year each winner received £400 and we had over 30 winners in total
  • Complex in-house training - this includes our Advanced Management Development Programme for managers in the making and our Foundation Management Development Programme for rising stars
  • A paid day off on your birthday
  • Free monthly prize draw - all frontline care colleagues are automatically entered into a monthly prize draw. Three winners, selected randomly, receive £500 each, tax-free
  • Blue Light Card eligibility
  • Reclaim prescription costs for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and access free feminine hygiene products whilst on shift
  • Wagestream – a financial health app that enables you to track your earnings, save a small amount automatically each month, receive optional pay advances, purchase vouchers for discounts with retailers, and get access to financial support and education

Who are we?

Choice Care is one of the UK’s leading residential care providers for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions. With over 30 years’ experience, we’re at the forefront of national best practice, with among the highest CQC ratings of any comparable organisation. We are also proud to be one of the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers for the second year in a row!

Our homes are more than just a place to live, they’re like a second family for everyone we support. Each home is a close knit community, with its own unique personality, and all the ups and downs of typical family life, built on trust and the promise of unconditional care. Our colleagues build close bonds with the people they care for, helping to create enduring, positive relationships that build confidence and self-esteem.

In every Choice Care home there’s a strong emphasis on living life to the full and having fun, with purposeful daily activities based on individual preferences and capabilities. Alongside this there are regular social events, projects, outings and holiday breaks which everyone can get involved in and express themselves through.

Where will you work?

Rowan Cottage is a large, bungalow-style house, converted from two, previously semi-detached properties, in the village of Burghfield, five miles south west of Reading. The home provides residential support for eight men of varying ages with mild to moderate learning disabilities, autism and associated complex needs. At the rear of the property is a good-sized, safe, enclosed garden with an outdoor covered area. A dedicated day care building provides a space for individual and group activities, organised by the home’s Day Activities Coordinator. The home also has close links with several local charities providing opportunities for volunteer work. Rowan Cottage is close to the local shops and pubs, and has its own transport for trips to go swimming, to the gym and further afield.



Social Care Worker
Burghfield, Berkshire, United Kingdom
£12577.50 to £12881.50
Permanent - Part-time
Job reference: CH887313BurSCW