Dementia Friend & Companion

  • Location:

    Guildford, UK

  • Sector:

    Homecare

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

  • Contact email:

    apply@managedadvertising.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    A/HCA/GUILDFORD/OCT20

  • Consultant:

    Steve Vine

  • Salary:

    Up to £12.50 per hour

We are looking for compassionate Dementia Friends & Companions in the Guildford area of Surrey. 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.

Locations

This homecare provider provides care visits to older adults living in their own homes and they have job vacancies in Guildford, Woking, Ripley, East & West Horsley, East & West Clandon, Burpham, Knaphill, Worplesdon, Mayford, Byfleet, Pirbright, Pyrford, Woodham, and surrounding areas of Surrey.

Could you help Helen?

“Hello, my name is Helen, I am 81 years young and I have lived on my own since my husband, Robert, passed away three-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 Pauline, 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, get washed and 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 chat. She might even help me up the stairs to bed in the evening and make sure I’m ok. I don’t know what I would do without Pauline, she brightens up my day and helps me keep living life to the full.”

The Employer

As a Dementia Friend & Companion, you could be joining an awarding winning care company different to any other homecare provider. This organisation provides a bespoke companionship led care service that really does benefit the people they support, helping them remain independent in their own home for as long as possible. Every visit is a minimum of 1-hour too, so nothing is rushed, and you will stay with the same clients on an ongoing basis, and will visit them regularly, allowing you to develop a strong bond. This is a family run business, making this a place where you can really be proud to work.

Pay rate & hours

  • Up to £12.50 per hour plus paid travel time & mileage.
  • Hours available – You will need to be available a minimum of 14 hours per week including 4 hours every weekend or 8 hours every other weekend.
  • Pension scheme, staff discount portal, employee support service, refer-a-friend bonuses, free DBS (subject to change) & accrued holidays.

Apply/Ask a Question

If you have any questions about this Dementia Friend & Companion job vacancy, 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 and answer any questions. This would usually be within 24-72 hours of applying. 

*Helen is a just an example of someone you would support.