Befriender, Companion and Senior Care Worker in Leicestershire
If you are looking for a new and rewarding career for 2020, then we could have what you are looking for. Do you have an unfulfilling job role that you want to swap for a job for life? Maybe you are retired/semi-retired, and you are looking for a role where you can give something back? A role where you can help an older person living in their own home stay independent? If so, then becoming one of our Befriender, Companions & Care Worker could be perfect for you.
We have part-time jobs available in the Leicester, Anstey, Beaumont Leys, Cropston, Groby, Glenfield, Markfield, Newtown Linford, Ratby, Rothley, Braunstone, Blaby, Eyres Monsell, Enderby, Kirby Muxloe, Leicester Forest East, South Wigston areas of West Leicestershire. You do not require experience; however, you will need to have a full UK driving licence with access to your own vehicle. We have a value led approach, so we need people with compassion, empathy and big hearts.
This is an example of the work our amazing team do:
“I came across this role when my children had grown up and left the nest and didn’t need me as much. I wanted something that was rewarding but that I could also split between spending time with my Grandchildren. I looked after my terminally ill Mum and I wanted to do something where I could provide comfort to other families and give them assurance that there’s always a helping hand there for their Mum or Dad. This Befriender, Companion & Care Worker role was just what I was looking for.
I support a few older adults in the area and each day is different. One of my clients Olive says she can’t wait for my visits and greets me with a hug every day, and that makes my day. Some mornings I will help her get out of bed, get washed and help make her breakfast. I thought I would struggle with the personal care part of the role, but I don’t. I realise it is no different to what I would do for a friend or relative and can be as simple as brushing her hair or help her finish getting dressed. Olive is living with early onset Dementia and would always sing just a few lines from her favourite song, but she can’t remember the name. I found out what it was called and now we play it on my visits, it’s now also become my favourite. This isn’t a job, it’s a privilege and I’m proud to do this and work for a marvellous company.”
Be part of something special
We are an award-winning national brand who focus on a companionship led care service providing a minimum of 1-hour home visits to a purely private client base, but the focus being on companionship. We have won multiple awards over the years and have built an excellent reputation within communities across the UK. Our Directors are a husband and wife team, who after experiencing a poor care for their own mother realised how high-quality care can make a real difference to people’s lives and lives of their families.
Pay rates, hours & benefits
- £9.50 - £10.00 per hour plus 22p – 45p per mile mileage allowance
- If you have some availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings or a couple of hours on a weekend, then this position is ideal for you;
- Pension scheme and paid holidays;
- Employee Assistance Programme;
- Continuous training and support towards further qualifications including Dementia and Alzheimer’s City & Guilds.
- Excellent training is provided;
- The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day.
So, if you are excited by this role and you think the role is perfect for you, then we would love to hear from you. If you would like to call to find out more, then we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.