We are recruiting for full and part time Dementia Friends & Companions in the Barkham area of Berkshire. Experience in the sector is preferred, but full training is provided. However, it is essential that you hold a full driving licence and have access to your own car.
Because this homecare provider provides care visits in the community within people’s own homes, they have job vacancies throughout the Wokingham area, as well as Winnersh, Woodley, Twyford, Early and surrounding areas. You would be carefully matched to clients as close to where you live as possible to keep any travelling to a minimum.
Pay Rates, Benefits and Hours
- £10.00-£11.50 per hour (£15.00 Bank Holidays & £20.50 Christmas & New Year).
- 25p per mile mileage allowance.
- 16, 24 & 30 hours available, GUARANTEED hours contract are available.
- Hours would be a mixture of early mornings, evenings, days and alternate weekends.
Why work for this provider?
The answer, quite simply, is that helping people is a rewarding feeling like no other. If you already work in care, then you will understand the massive difference you make in your local community and at a time like this, you’re needed more than ever. If you are looking to work for a provider who will value you and help you develop a career, then they are the company for you, they are rated a 5* employer. The Registered Manager loves seeing people develop into more senior roles and realise just how rewarding the sector really is.
You would be joining a multi award-winning company who focus on a unique, companionship led approach to care. The whole ethos is to ensure that our older generation are supported and can continue doing all the things they love. With an outstanding CQC Rating for Caring they really stand out in the local area and aim to be the best. Providing a minimum of 1-hour home visits they focus on providing high-quality care and helping older people remain independent in their own home for as long as possible.
As a Dementia Friend & Companion, you would be part of a friendly team who see the same regular group of clients each week. They might have early onset Dementia or long-term health needs and the quality of care you provide could make a positive difference in their lives. Every day is different, but here is an example of what you would be doing.
- Helping someone to get out of bed in the morning or ready for bed in the evening.
- Helping with personal care including washing, dressing or assisting in the bathroom.
- Reminding them to take their medication.
- Collecting prescriptions or doing a little bit of shopping.
- Preparing a light meal, snack, or doing a little housework.
- Being a good, dependable person to rely on.
These are the things that we would do for a friend or relative, and things we would expect for ourselves as we get older, and they make a huge difference.
To apply/ask a question
If you have any questions about the Dementia Friend & Companion job, or if you wish to apply, then 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.