Dementia Friend & Companion

  • Location:

    High Wycombe, UK

  • Sector:

    Homecare

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

  • Contact email:

    apply@managedadvertising.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    A/HCA/SBUCKS/SEPT20

  • Consultant:

    Steve Vine

  • Salary:

    £10.25 - £12.00 per hour + mileage

We are looking for Dementia Friends & Companions in the High Wycombe area of Buckinghamshire. No experience is necessary as there is an amazing enrolment programme covering all the training you will need. It is essential that you are a car driver.

Locations

Because this homecare provider provides care visits in the community, they have job vacancies in High Wycombe, Amersham, Little Chalfont, Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont St Giles, Beaconsfield, Chesham, Stokenchurch, Marlow, Bourne End, Gerrards Cross, and surrounding areas of South Buckinghamshire.

Is this the role for you?

“I have been part of this company for over 3-months now after losing my job with an airline. I decided I wanted to do something more rewarding and make a difference in a persons’ life. I was worried I would not find another role and did not have the right experience to care. 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 and 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 gentleman called Eric 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 lot of stories about his life that make me smile and laugh. The company do a minimum of 1-hour visits so I am never rushed and can spend quality time with my clients. I also support an older lady called Rosie, she loves to get out and about for a walk but needs me there just in case she gets confused and a bit anxious. She is such a lovely lady. I don’t see this as a job, it’s a privilege, I only wish I had done it sooner.”  

The Employer

As a Dementia Friend & Companion, you would be joining a very bespoke provider of companionship led care and support to older people living in their own homes. An award-winning provider, where they have one vision – to change the face of ageing and making a huge impact on people’s lives. The owners opened the service following a personal experience of finding it difficult to find high quality care for a family member and they have a passion to make sure everyone in their local community has the same type of care they were able to find. 

Pay rates, hours & benefits

  • £10.25 - £12.00 per hour (double pay on bank holidays).
  • 30p-45p mileage allowance.
  • Part-time hours and guaranteed hours contracts available for the right person.

Apply/Ask a question

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, and this telephone conversation is for you to ask any questions you may have so the end employer can find out more about you.