Dementia Friend & Companion

  • Location:

    Stapleford, Nottingham, UK

  • Sector:

    Homecare

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

  • Contact email:

    apply@managedadvertising.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    A/HCA/STAPLEFORD/OCT20

  • Consultant:

    Steve Vine

  • Salary:

    £9.50 - £10.50 per hour + paid travel time

We are looking for part-time Dementia Friends & Companions in the Stapleford area of Nottinghamshire. No experience is necessary as full training is provided. We welcome applications from all ages and no matter what your experience, we want people with the right qualities to care. However, it is essential that you are a car driver as the role can involve doing shopping and taking clients to appointments.

Locations

Because this homecare provider provides care visits in the community, they have job vacancies in, Stapleford, Beeston, Chilwell, and surrounding areas of Nottingham.

  • £9.50 - £10.50 per hour, double rate on bank holidays.
  • Mileage allowance plus paid travel time.
  • Pension scheme, paid holidays, and Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Hours available include mornings, lunchtimes, evenings, and alternate weekends.
  • Making a difference to a person’s life is the biggest benefit and is so rewarding.

Is this the role for you?

“I have been part of this company for over 3-months now after being made redundant. 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 George who is wonderful. I help him get up in the morning, get washed and 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 Sylvia who has early stages Dementia, 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. It is a company that you would be proud to be a part of. The owner also takes part in many fund-raising and charity events to help support local charities and organisations in their local community.

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.  

*George & Sylvia are just examples of people you may support