We are looking for unique individuals who would love to become a Care Assistants & Companion to someone like Olive. Are you a car driver, live in the Bromley, Orpington, West Wickham, Hayes, Shortlands, Beckenham, Keston, Chislehurst, Bickley, Farnborough and surrounding areas of the London Borough of Bromley, and looking for a rewarding part-time Job to be proud of?
Jaqui is one of our Care Companions
Jaqui had always been a very caring person, but admits she had the wrong idea of what being a Care Assistant would involve and put off doing it for so many years! She now can’t imagine doing anything else.
“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 father 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 mother and father. This Care Assistant & Companion job was just what I was looking for.
“I get very annoyed now when people say, “well isn’t it just wiping bottoms!” I can tell them it certainly isn’t, and the reward I get is unreal! “
“I support a few older adults in the area and each day is different. One of my clients Maria 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. Maria 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
The company I work for have won several awards and provide a minimum of 1-hour calls. Our Director who held a close relationship with their grandmother, who was lucky enough to enjoy the most wonderful care which enabled her to live happily, safely, and independently at home until she sadly died a couple of years ago. Following her grandmothers positive experience she has become passionate about providing the highest quality care to people, like her grandmother, to enable older people to remain independent and living in their own homes and to continue to enjoy their interests and hobbies and to get the most out of their lives for as long as possible.
If you can relate to Jaqui’s story in anyway and you would love to find out more. Do what I she did and click apply, she got the chance to ask lots of questions and the job was explained to her so well, and the training is fantastic!! Don’t worry if you don’t have a CV – simply email Health & Social Care Jobs with your full name, address, postcode, if you are a car driver and tell us about yourself! We can’t wait to hear from you!
We need people with compassion, empathy and big hearts