CAREGiver & Companion

  • Location:

    Swanley, UK

  • Sector:

    Homecare

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £9.00 - £20.00 per hour (bank holidays); yearly increments April annually.

  • Contact:

    Carol Raine

  • Contact email:

    apply@managedadvertising.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    A/HCA/SWANLEY

  • Published:

    15 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-03-24

  • Consultant:

    Carol Raine

We are looking for CAREGivers & Companions for the Swanley, Orpington, Shoreham, West Kingsdown, Borough Green, Halstead, Knockholt, Sidcup, New Ash Green, Petts Wood, Meopham, South Darenth, Eynsford, Farningham, Longfield, Sevenoaks, Dartford and surrounding areas of Kent.

Are looking for a job where you can give something back? A job that you can make a positive difference to the life of an older person living in your local community. If so, then becoming one of our CAREGivers could be perfect for you. It is essential that you have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.

Does this sound like the role for you?

“I have been a CAREGiver & Companion for this company for over 2-years now. I retired from the Police force but needed something to do to fill my time, but also something where I could still make a difference in a persons’ life. Then I found this role. The main part of my role is helping older adults continue living in their homes surrounded by all their treasured memories is the most amazing thing I have done.   

No two days are ever the same and I never have the Monday blues. I support an older gentleman 3 days a week who is wonderful. I help him get up in the morning, shower/bathe, get dressed and make him some breakfast. I will then go back at lunch time to prepare him something to eat, do a spot of cleaning and have a chat, he has a lot of stories about his life that make me smile and laugh. The company do a minimum of 1-hour visits so I’m never rushed and can spend quality time with my clients. I also support an older lady, she loves a trip out to the Swanley Market on Wednesday morning, and I struggle to keep up with her. I don’t see this as a job, it’s a privilege, my job reminds me that life is too short, I only wish I had done it sooner.

Be part of something special

We are an award-winning national brand who focus on a companionship led care service. Over 50% of our offices have an “Outstanding” rating by the CQC.  We have won multiple awards over the years and have built an excellent reputation within communities across the UK. We are different to any other care organisation in the area, providing care visits to a purely private client base, but the focus being on client led care. Our Owner was grown up with values that you should show respect and be caring towards older people. This is also something that she has taught her own children too. After her own Grandmothers experience in the care sector, she is thankful that she has the opportunity to help other in her local community.

Pay rates, hours & benefits

  • £9.00 - £20.00 per hour (bank holidays); yearly increments April annually.
  • 25p per mile (after the first 10 miles) between clients and 45p per mile with client in your car mileage allowance;
  • Part-time hours - If you have some availability mornings (7.30 am -10 am), late afternoons (4 pm-6.30pm), evenings (6.30-11PM) and hours on alternate weekend, then this position is ideal for you;
  • Full Training and continuous support including our very own Learning and Development Program, including further qualifications;
  • We actively promote from within, so there are fantastic opportunities for ongoing progression for the right person;
  • Making a difference to someone’s everyday life is the biggest benefit and motivator for doing this job, along with building lasting relationships.

We are Managed Advertising Solutions Ltd; we act as an Advertising Agency on behalf of the end employer.  If you have any questions about the job, 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.