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Yew Tree Lodge, 17-19 Redlands Road, Reading, RG1 5HX

Priory Group Division

Adult Care

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£10.90 per hour (effective from the 1st of April)


Full Time

Job Advert - Division Information

Due to limits on sponsorship allocations, we are not currently in a position to offer sponsorship to new candidates for these roles, this remains under review.

Job Advert Location Description

Yew Tree Lodge is a 24- hour residential and reablement service for adults with mental health support needs located in Reading Berkshire. We support people stepping down from hospital, as well as providing the specialist mental health care and support necessary to avoid hospital admissions.  We provide 14 independent living units with En-suite facilities offering respite care, longer-term support and two crisis intervention beds.

Job Advert Role Description

At Yew Tree Lodge, we work in partnership with residents and the people that support them to build confidence, self-esteem and daily living skills. We are passionate about helping people to get involved with what is happening around them, matching skills, talents and aspirations to opportunities in the area. We believe that connecting people with their communities is an essential way to improve quality of life, reduce isolation and enable independence.

Our service is based near to Royal Berkshire hospital and very close from centre of Reading, it takes 10 minutes’ walk to the town centre and bus stop is in front of our building. Our residents are fully independent and does not have any one-to-one personal care needs.

Support Workers daily responsibilities are

  • Supporting residents to administer medication,
  • Prompt and encourage residents to complete their daily routines and support them to learn independent skills
  • provide 1:1 emotional support according to their mental health needs
  • Complete wellbeing checks on residents,
  • Complete electronic daily records, arrange activities with residents
  • Complete Key working responsibilities, attend professional meetings, update care plans and risk assessments.

We provide free drinks and light snacks for our staff at service. Our full-time contract is 37.5 hours week, our staff enjoy working three 12.5 hours shifts and have 4 days off each week. Our pay rate is highly competitive in current market.

We are looking for highly enthusiastic staff who would like to work in mental health specialist service or would like to establish their career in this field. You do not need to have similar experience to come to join us, all you need is to have a passion and right attitude to work in this sector, we will provide you full induction and training.

What we’ll give you:

  • A rewarding job, full of variety and opportunities for career development
  • Brilliant, ongoing training to help you achieve more
  • Support of an experienced and friendly team of colleagues
  • A range of salary sacrifice benefits, cashback rewards, pension options and much more!
  • Access to our Career Pathways, which will help shape your career with us – you can work towards goals and milestones that will take your career in whichever direction you wish

Please call Yew Tree Lodge on 0118 9313 534 if you’d like an informal discussion. 



Division DBS info


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland, and the cost of this will be covered by Priory. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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