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Find Your Next Job at Austen House Care Home in Berkshire
Austen House is a purpose-built care home in Reading. Following a major refurbishment, we have a brand new look. That includes a bright new reception area, a beautiful dining room and tastefully decorated bedrooms. With 79 beds, this is one of our larger care homes, but it still retains a warm and homely feel.
Our teams are very much focused on our residents’ personal needs and they go above and beyond to deliver the very best in person-centred care. Key to our success is the fact we recognise that each resident is different with their own likes and dislikes. We help people to live as independently as possible by giving everyone real choice when it comes to things like mealtimes and activities. Our weekly activities include musical entertainment, beauty therapies, baking, flower arranging, movement to music, arts and crafts and one-to-one sessions.
Join us, and you’ll become a valued member of a supportive team. You can expect all the training and development you need to thrive and deliver first-class care.
Working for Barchester
Chef & Kitchen Assistant
Where We're Based
Set in a semi-rural location on the outskirts of Reading, Austen House enjoys the best of both worlds – there are plenty of local amenities and we’re based within easy reach of Reading centre, Wokingham and London.
Austen House Care Home
Kilnsea Drive, Lower Earley
0118 438 0201
Why work at Austen House Care Home in Berkshire?
Join us, and you can look forward to being part of a culture that is friendly, welcoming and always supportive.
We provide 24-hour nursing care and as well as providing care for people at various stages of dementia. We also offer respite care and short breaks.
We have a dedicated Memory Lane Community providing specialist resources for people living with dementia. This includes colour and cues to help residents navigate through the home as well as thoughtful interior design to help with reminiscence.
A number of people in our team have been awarded certificates by the Alzheimer’s Society for their enhanced understanding of dementia and recognition of the fact that an individual’s feelings at any given moment in time matter the most.
Parkinson’s Disease Care
Huntingtons Disease Care
Young Onset Dementia Care
Services for under 65’s
Respite Care and Short Break
See for yourself what it’s like to work at Barchester
Become part of the Barchester Family and ensure people get the quality of care they deserve. But don’t just take our word for it, see what our colleagues have to say about working at Barchester:
“No two days are ever the same, which makes working for Barchester very fulfilling. I get great opportunities to learn new skills and the training they provide has enabled me to progress within the company. Its great to work alongside colleagues that genuinely care for our residents – from day one I felt part of the “Barchester Family”.
“I really enjoy working for Barchester in my role as a qualified Nurse as the complexity of care we give makes the role really interesting with a variety of care and level of autonomy you get that I didn’t get in the NHS. Barchester are great for training and career progression. I love feeling part of the “Barchester Family” and the support I get form colleagues is second to none”.
“Working for Barchester really is rewarding. Seeing the impact as General Manager that I can make on our residents is a real satisfaction. There’s great opportunities to develop within the company with lots of opportunity for promotion. The team I work with are great and there’s a great sense of the ‘Barchester family’ between staff and residents”.
What People Have to Say About Us
At Barchester, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our colleagues and residents. Barchester is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.