Becoming a Dementia Friend & Companion in the Ilkley area of West Yorkshire is so rewarding! Imagine making a difference to a lonely older adult in your local community, seeing them smile when you arrive at their door.
- Car Drivers essential.
- £9.50 per hour weekdays, £10.50 per hour weekends.
- Double time on bank holidays.
- Part-time hours available some early mornings, lunchtimes, evenings, and alternative weekends.
- Employee Assistance Programme.
- Minimum 1-hour visits and seeing the same, regular clients.
This homecare provider provides care visits in the community and has job vacancies available in Ilkley, Otley, Guiseley, Yeadon, and surrounding areas of West Yorkshire
Your Typical Day as Dementia Friend & Companion
Your typical day could start with a morning visit to Sally, Sally has early onset Dementia and has lost all concept of time, so her early morning visit is crucial to keep her in a routine. Arriving at her home you would make Sally aware it’s you, and then together you would pick her clothes for the day, help Sally get washed and then you would prepare breakfast together, laughing and joking about whatever it is you are talking about. After breakfast you may take Sally to the shop for a paper or a bit of shopping, sit and watch This Morning or even bake some buns. She loves to bake.
Would you like to work for an organisation that is proud to be changing the way that older people in our local community of Ilkley are looked after in their more senior years? This organisation has won countless awards and has a unique approach, they base all the support they deliver on companionship led care, always focussing on the individual. They understand that quality time means no less than an hour for each visit. They feel compelled that our older people deserve much more than just a 15/20-minute fly in, they deserve quality one to one, companionship – after all, it is their time, their home and their choices that are important.
I am sure you will have lots of questions about this Dementia Friend & Companion role, don’t worry, once you have applied the employer will give you a call to answer any questions you may have and tell you much more about this rewarding opportunity. Please click apply and ensure that you include your full address and contact number and within 24/48 hours expect a phone call to progress your application further.
Good luck with your application, this is the start of doing something really worthwhile!
*Sally is just an example of someone you would support