Dementia Friend & Companion

  • Location:

    Brackley, UK

  • Sector:

    Homecare

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

  • Contact email:

    apply@managedadvertising.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    A/HCA/BRACKLEY/OCT20

  • Consultant:

    Steve Vine

  • Salary:

    £10.65 - £11.25 per hour + mileage

We are looking for part-time Dementia Friends & Companions in the Brackley area of South Northamptonshire. There are also roles available in Banbury & Bicester areas of North Oxfordshire. No experience is necessary as award-winning training is provided. It is essential that you are a car driver.

If you have spare hours in the afternoon and you want a role where you can make a difference to an older person’s life, then this could be perfect for you.

Could you help Elsie*?

Elsie is 85 years old and has started to struggle with little things that so many of us find simple. She might struggle to follow simple steps such as following a recipe when cooking a meal or doing certain chores, she might also get muddled with peoples’ names. However, she does love to sing, and music seems to always cheer her up and remind her of special memories. She can get lonely from time to time though as her daughter lives abroad and she needs a bit more help round the house. Could you be the person to make a difference to Elsie? 

Pay rates, hours & benefits

  • £10.65 - £11.25 per hour.
  • Paid mileage.
  • Part-time hours, with a need in afternoons between 12pm - 4pm and alternate weekends.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Rewards scheme and employee support line.
  • Full learning and development programme.
  • Social events.

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 of companionship led care, they have won multiple awards over the years and are rated as Outstanding by the CQC! They are also rated 4.9 out of 5 on homecare.co.uk, wow! One of the owner’s is a Nurse with over 25-years’ experience so they know what high-quality care looks like. The team is friendly and supportive and recent employee feedback stated, “I love my job,” showing how proud you could be to work for this provider.

Job Description

You will do a minimum of 1 hour visits and you will be closely matched to older adults in your local area and you will support them to remain independent both in their own home and by keeping them active in the local community. This would include:

  • Helping with morning and evening routines.
  • Assisting with personal care.
  • Prompting to take any medications.
  • Taking them out shopping or for some exercise.
  • Preparing meals and light household duties.
  • Being a reliable companion and someone, they can rely on.

To apply

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.  

*Elsie is just an example of someone you would support