Care Assistant & Companion

  • Location

    Cardiff, Wales, UK

  • Sector:

    Homecare

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £8.75 - £9.50 per hour (currently under review) + 25p per mile mileage allowance + travel time

  • Contact:

    Carol Raine

  • Contact email:

    apply@managedadvertising.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    A/HCA/CARDIFF

  • Published:

    24 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-05-26

  • Consultant:

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Becoming a Care Assistant & Companion is such a rewarding role and in this current moment, we need you more than ever in the Cardiff area. Are you looking for a role where you can make a difference to someone in your local community, someone like Janet?

This could be the most rewarding role you ever take on especially with the current situation in the country. You could be a local star and help the most vulnerable in the community, knowing you have helped someone is a feeling like no other. 

Locations & Criteria

They have roles in the Cardiff, Penarth, Dinas Powys and surrounding areas of Glamorgan, Wales. No experience is required as excellent training will be provided. However, you must have a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle.

Janet is 87 years old; she has lived in on her own since her husband died 9 years ago and has always been independent. Last year, Janet had a fall whilst out shopping and it knocked her confidence somewhat. She stopped going out and even became scared of the stairs in her own house and would often sleep on the sofa rather than go to bed. She also wouldn’t leave her house, not even into the garden in case she had another fall. Janet is typical of someone you would support. You would help her with daily routines that have become harder for her but also help to keep her independent and doing the things she has always done. This would be things like helping her with her morning, lunchtime, or evening routine and some elements of personal care. Getting her a bit of shopping, keeping her home tidy, helping to prepare meals, and reminding her to take her medication. She also loves to get out in the garden and in the warmer months loves nothing more than a slice of cake, a brew, and a natter in her lovely garden. It’s her pride and joy. 

Come and join the best!

You could be joining an award-winning national brand who focus on a companionship led care service. They have won multiple awards over the years and have built an excellent reputation within communities across the UK. This exceptional service is different to any other care organisation in the area, providing a minimum of 1-hour home visits to a purely private client base, but the focus being on companionship.

Benefits & Hours

  • £8.75 - £9.50 per hour (currently under review) + 25p per mile mileage allowance
  • Plus, travel time paid at £8.75 per hour (pro-rata) also currently under review
  • Flexible hours available between 7am and 11 pm
  • £100 Refer a friend scheme
  • Award Winning Learning and Development Programmes endorsed by the Princess Royal
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Benefits Scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • We actively promote from within, so there are fantastic opportunities for ongoing progression for the right person.

 

How do you apply or ask a question?

We are Managed Advertising Solutions Ltd; we act as an Advertising Agency on behalf of the end employer.  If you have any questions about this Volunteer, Befriender & Companion role, or, you wish to apply please click on the apply button.  Once you have applied, we would carry out an initial pre-screen of your application, your CV & application is then passed to the end employer who would then contact you directly to progress your application further. This would usually be within 24-72 hours of applying and this telephone conversation is for you to ask any questions you may have and the end employer to find out more about you. 

*Janet is just a typical example of someone you would support.