Dementia Friend & Care Companion

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    York, UK

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    Carol Raine

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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We are looking for Dementia Friend & Care Companion in the York area of North Yorkshire. Maybe you are retired/semi-retired, and you are looking for a role where you can give something back? A role where 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 Dementia Friend & Care Companion could be perfect for you.

There is no upper age limit for applications, we have a value led approach, so we need people with compassion, empathy and big hearts. We have part time hours available in the York area of North Yorkshire. No experience is required as excellent training is provided. It is desirable that you have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.

Does this sound like the role for you?

I have been part of 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, it 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 lady called Lynn who is wonderful. I help her to get up in the morning, get dressed and make her some breakfast. I will then go back at lunch time to prepare her something to eat, do a spot of cleaning and have a chat, she has a lot of stories about her 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 gentleman called Eric, he loves a trip out to the National Railway Museum, and I struggle to keep up with him. I don’t see this as a job, it’s a privilege, 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. 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 companionship.

Pay rates, hours & benefits

  • £10.00 per hour (Double time for bank holidays) plus travel allowance and travel.
  • Part-time hours, guaranteed hours between 8-30 hours per week (unfortunately, we cannot offer school hours or full-time hours due to the nature of the work).
  • If you have some availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings or a couple of hours on a weekend, then this position is ideal for you.
  • Paid annual leave, pension scheme and benefits program.
  • A schedule that you can fit around your lifestyle.
  • Excellent training and support.
  • A truly rewarding job where the feeling of knowing you have helped someone is like no other.

If you feel you have the qualities to do this Dementia Friend & Care Companion role, then we would love to hear from you. We are proud to advertise on behalf of this unique provider and welcome your applications. Once you apply, we will arrange a suitable time to discuss the vacancy in more detail and answer any questions you may have.