We are looking for Dementia Friends & Companions in the Upminster, Billericay, Brentwood, Shenfield, Hutton, Ingatestone, and surrounding villages of Essex. No previous experience is required as excellent training is provided. It is essential that you are a car driver.
Is this the job for you?
The key requirement for this role is having the right qualities to care. There is no upper age limit for applications too. If you have a passion to make a positive difference to the life of an older person living in your local community and to work in a sector that means so much to us all, then we would love to hear from you.
Job role - Be like Emily
“My name is Emily and I have been part of this company for just over a year now. I was made redundant from my previous role but was not ready to retire. I wanted to do something where I could give something back and 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 where they are surrounded by all their treasured memories. It’s 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 called George who is wonderful. I help him get up in the morning, 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 cheeky personality and we laugh a lot. 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 called Jean, she loves to play me some of her old records and tell me stories of her past. I don’t see this as a job, it’s a privilege, I only wish I had done it sooner.”
As a Dementia Friend & Companion, you could be joining a CQC “Outstanding” service 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. The owner started the service after seeing the benefit that quality care had on his Grandmother, allowing her to be independent in her own home until the age of 92.
Pay rates, hours & benefits
- £10.00 - £11.50 per hour.
- Pension scheme, paid holidays, & employee Assistance programme.
- Part-time hours with mix of mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings, and alternate weekends.
- If you want just evening work or just weekends, that could work too.
If you have any questions about this Dementia Friend & Companion role, or 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 happen within 24-72 hours of applying.