We are looking for part-time Dementia Friends & Companions in the Markfield area of Leicestershire. No experience is necessary as excellent socially distanced training is provided. It is essential that you are a car driver and have access to a vehicle.
Have you recently lost your job due to the pandemic? Have you been furloughed and have no long-term stability in your current role? Then why not consider the care sector where you can not only make a difference to a person’s life, but there are also long-term prospects too, with opportunities to progress and build a rewarding career. All you need is a positive, kind nature with a passion to help someone in your community, if this is you, then we would love to hear from you.
Pay rates, hours & benefits
- £10.00 - £10.50 per hour plus 22p – 45p per mile mileage allowance.
- You must have some availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings, and a couple of hours on a weekend.
- Pension scheme and paid holidays.
- Employee Assistance Programme.
- Excellent training and development opportunities.
The Employer & Job role
You would be joining an award-winning employer rated “Good” by the CQC and voted a 5* employer. They are looking for naturally caring people to join their team on a part-time basis. The owners of this award-winning care company are a husband and wife team who had a change of career after one of the Director’s parents experienced a poor level of care. You will be visiting older adults in their own homes and providing much needed companionship and support. You would not only be helping to combat loneliness but also helping someone with everyday tasks within their homes. This would be for a minimum of one hour, ensuring that the support provided is never rushed and always tailored to the individual’s needs.
As a Dementia Friend & Companion, you will be carefully 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. You will always see the same clients too. The role would include:
- Helping someone get out of bed, washed/showered, dressed and other elements of personal care.
- Prepare breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
- Remind them to take their medication.
- Help with light housework, laundry, vacuuming, ironing, or a spot of gardening
- Help with grocery shopping.
- Be a listening ear and to treat them with the respect and dignity everyone deserves.
Because this homecare provider provides care visits in the community, they have job vacancies in Markfield, Leicester, Market Bosworth, Desford, Barwell, Anstey, Beaumont Leys, Cropston, Groby, Glenfield, Newtown Linford, Ratby, Rothley, Braunstone, Blaby, Eyres Monsell, Enderby, Kirby Muxloe, South Wigston areas of West Leicestershire.
If you have any questions about this Dementia Friend & Companion role, or you wish to apply, then please click on the apply button. We welcome applications from all walks of life. 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.