Dementia Friend & Companion

  • Location:

    Rushden, UK

  • Sector:

    Homecare

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

  • Contact email:

    apply@managedadvertising.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    A/HCA/RUSHDEN/SEPT20

  • Consultant:

    Steve Vine

  • Salary:

    £9.65 - £10.15 per hour + mileage

We are looking for part-time compassionate Dementia Friends & Companions in the Rushden, Wellingborough, and Kettering areas of Northamptonshire. Previous experience is not required as full training is provided. It is essential that you are a car driver.

We welcome applications from all ages (with no upper limit). It does not matter what job you have done in the past, or if you have never worked, if you have a big heart and the right qualities to care, then this could be the role for you.

Could you help Olive?

“Hello, my name is Olive, I am 85 years young and I have lived on my own since my husband, Richard, passed away 6-years ago. Last year I had a fall whilst out shopping and it shook my confidence. I stopped going out to the shops or into the garden on my own, and even became scared of going up the stairs to bed. I can get muddled with peoples’ names from time to time too and forget to do certain jobs. I am in the early stages of Dementia you see. Then along came Danielle, she’s an angel. She will help me with my daily routines and little things that have become more difficult. She will help me get up in the morning, finished getting dressed and make me some breakfast. On other days she will take me out for some fresh air, to the shops, and on rainy days we will bake together, I love a slice of cake and a natter. She might even help me up the stairs to bed in an evening and make sure I’m ok. I don’t know what I would do without Danielle, she brightens up my day and helps me keep living life to the full.”

The Company

As a Dementia Friend & Companion, you could be joining a CQC “Good” service who focus on a companionship led care service. This provider has 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.

Pay rates, hours & benefits

  • £9.65 per hour weekdays, £10.15 per hour weekends.
  • 30p mileage allowance.
  • Part-time hours, 10-20 hours per week.
  • Hours include some early mornings, afternoons, evenings, and alternate weekends.
  • Pension scheme & paid holidays.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

How do you apply or ask a question?

If you have any questions about this Dementia Friend & Companion role, 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 and this telephone conversation is for you to ask any questions you may have and the end employer to find out more about you. 

*Olive is just a typical example of someone you would support.