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Care Assistant Job in Reading

Job Description

Care Assistant Job

As a Newcross Care Assistant (HCA), you will take pride in giving the best possible quality of care to clients in a nursing or residential home setting in the local Reading area. 

This is a flexible role and means you could be working for more than one home in the local area on a part time or full time basis. Due to the location of some clients, you should be willing to travel and ideally have access to your own transport.

The Care Assistant Job Role:

Newcross Healthcare has been providing excellent quality care staff to nursing homes, hospitals and people in their own homes for nearly 20 years. We pride ourselves on employing only the very best, experienced care staff and ensuring our clients receive the highest quality person-centred care.

You will play an essential part in supporting the wellbeing and quality of life of each individual in your care. Daily tasks may include assisting with washing and dressing, meal times, personal care and assisting with activities as required.

Benefits of being a Newcross Care Assistant:


  • Salary of up to £12.40/hr including holiday pay
  • Criminal record check (DBS) cost refunded after initial period
  • Uniform and training available free through credits earned as you work
  • 24 hour support through dedicated central team
  • Online Intranet and smartphone app to manage your availability and bookings
  • Recommend a Friend scheme paying up to £500 per successful referral

In order to be successful in this role, you will need to be a naturally compassionate person with a strong sense of empathy for those individuals in your care.

You will also need to have:


  • The right to live and work in the UK
  • Up-to-date moving and handling training
  • At least 3 months’ previous paid experience working in a care or nursing home in the UK within the last 3 years
  • Referee contact details for your current place of work, including a manager who can comment on your clinical ability, and for all employments in the past 18 months or your 3 most recent jobs
  • NVQ2 / SVQ2 in Health and Social Care highly preferable.

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If you cannot apply online, please call Apply Now >>. Newcross Healthcare Solutions is committed to promoting equal opportunities and nothing in this job advert is intended to discriminate against anyone in any way.



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