Care Assistant, Befriender & Companion

  • Location

    Billericay, Essex

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  • Salary:

    £9.50 weekdays, £11.00 per hour weekends, plus double time on Bank Holidays + mileage allowance

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    Carol Raine

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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Becoming a Care Assistant, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you! Are you looking for part-time hours and want to make a difference to someone like Betty*? Maybe you have considered Volunteer Jobs? Are you retired/semi-retired? 

There is no upper age limit for applications, becoming a Care Assistant, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you. We have part-time jobs available in Billericay, Brentwood, Upminster and surrounding areas of Essex. No experience is required as excellent training is provided. Having a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle is desirable due to the nature of the role.

Betty* is 82 years old, she has lived in on her own since her husband died 7 years ago and has always been independent. Last year, Betty 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. Betty* is typical of someone you would become a Care Assistant, Befriender & Companion for, she still wants to get out and about, but confidence stops her, that is where you come in. You would help her with daily routines that have become harder for her but also take her out and 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. Going shopping with her on a Friday or taking her to get her hair done. The feeling of knowing you have helped someone is a feeling like no other.

Come and join the best!

You could be joining a 5-star award-winning national brand company 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

  • £9.50 weekdays and £11.00 per hour weekends + mileage allowance;
  • Part-time hours;
  • Double time on bank holidays;
  • Minimum of between 4-20 hours including alternate weekends;
  • Working hours include, mornings between 8am-11:45am (occasionally earlier starts may be required), teatime between 4:45pm-7pm and evening 7:15pm until 9:30pm;
  • Employee assistance programme;
  • The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day;
  • Becoming a Companion isn’t just a job, you will be gaining a friend too!

Do you have a big heart? Becoming a Care Assistant, Befriender & Companion is a wonderful job, so if you are excited by this opportunity, then we want to hear from you.

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