Care Assistant, Befriender & Companion, Weston Super Mare, North Somerset
£8.60 - £11.00 per hour (double time on bank holidays), plus mileage allowance
Part time hours available
Are you looking for a rewarding career? Would you like to make a difference to the life of an older person and someone like Maria*? Maybe you have considered Volunteer jobs?
There is no upper age limit for applications, becoming a Care Assistant, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you. We have part time hours available in the Bleadon, Burnham-On-Sea, Claverham, Congresbury, Yatton, Winscombe, Wrington and surrounding areas of Weston-super-Mare.
There will be elements of personal care involved in your visits. No experience is required as excellent training is provided. It is essential that you have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.
Maria* is 85 years old retired dental assistant and has always been independent whilst living in her own home. Last year Maria started to struggle with little things that so many of us find simple. She might struggle with her ironing, laundry, vacuuming, cleaning the windowsill and skirting boards. Daily routines have become harder for Maria* and so has getting out and about doing the things she enjoys. That is where you come in. You may help her with her morning, lunchtime, or evening routine, or even with elements of personal care. Maria finds it difficult to fasten her buttons or zip on her clothes, she also needs help to make sure the water is at the right temperature and support to get in out of the shower. You would be helping her continue to be herself and do the things she loves and remain in her own home, a rewarding feeling like no other.
Come and join the best!
You could be joining family run team who have a fantastic relationship with all their carers and will value the work you do. They are part of 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 helping older people remain independent at home.
Benefits & Hours
- Flexible hours available - including early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings and weekends;
- Due to the nature of the client’s needs you must be available to work every alternate weekend.
- Pension scheme;
- Benefits scheme including discounts from high street shops;
- Employee Assistance Programme to look after your well-being too;
- Excellent training and support are provided;
- The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day, putting a smile on an older person’s face and being part of a wonderful team.
If you have a big heart and you are excited by this opportunity to become a Care Assistant & Companion, then we would love to hear from you. Within their organisation if you shine opportunities are created.
*Maria is just a typical example of someone you would support.