Becoming a Dementia Friend & Companion in the York area of North 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.
- £10.00 per hour (Double time for bank holidays) plus travel allowance & mileage.
- Range of part-time hours available from 12 hours per week and up.
- Paid annual leave, pension scheme and benefits program.
- Schedule that you can fit around your lifestyle, alternate weekend calls so every other weekend is free.
- Excellent training and support.
- A truly rewarding job where the feeling of knowing you have helped someone is like no other.
Your Typical Day
Your typical day could start with a morning visit to Mel, Mel 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 Mel aware its you, and then together you would pick her clothes for the day, Mel would 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 Mel to the shop for a paper, sit and watch This Morning or even bake some buns.
Would you like to work for an organisation that is proud to be changing the way that older people in our local community of York 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 postcode 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!
*Mel is just an example of someone you would support