We are looking for full and part-time Dementia Friends & Companions in the Colchester area of Essex. No experience is required as excellent training is provided, but it is essential that you have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.
- £10.75 per hour weekdays & £12.00 per hour weekends.
- Bank Holidays are double pay.
- Mileage - 25p per mile.
- Full Training & Continuous Development with lots of progression opportunities.
- Employee benefits.
- The biggest benefit is a role that offers fulfilment & satisfaction as well the opportunity to make a positive difference in a person’s life, not many jobs can say that.
This homecare provider provides care visits in the community to older adults living in their own homes, they have job vacancies in Colchester, Manningtree, Kelvedon, Tiptree, Ardleigh, Tolgate, Stanway, Coggeshall, East Bergholt, Dedham, and surrounding areas.
Work in a sector that matters
For this role as a Dementia Friend & Companion, all you need is a big heart and positive personality. It does not matter what previous roles you have done as it’s personality that matters. Many carers come from different backgrounds, some have worked in a completely different sector but want to do something more rewarding, some have cared for relatives and want to do it long-term, whatever your background we would love to hear from you. The care sector is one that is important to us all, so this is a role that matters. For those who want something long-term, there are excellent progression and development opportunities too, so this could be the first step towards a long-lasting, rewarding career.
You will be playing a big role within your community and helping older adults remain independent in their own home. Providing a minimum of 1-hour visits, and always seeing the same clients, you will build relationships with the people you support and help to tackle loneliness in older adults. Each client’s needs are different, but the role can include:
- Assisting with personal care.
- Assisting with housework or helping to prepare meals.
- Providing medication prompts.
- Taking clients out to appointments, for exercise or to the shops.
- Providing important companionship and keep them doing the things they enjoy.
You could be joining an award-winning organisation with an outstanding brand and reputation in the industry. The owner started the service based on his own personal experiences after his father lived with Dementia and his mother suffered a stroke, he understood the challenges faced in caring. He used his experience and knowledge to start a high-quality, bespoke service. With a Good CQC rating and 9.8 rating on homecare.co.uk testament to their hard work. This homecare provider also invests in their staff and ensure that everyone feels valued and part of the team.
Apply/ask a question
If you have any questions about this Dementia Friend & Companion role, 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. This would usually be within 24-72 hours of applying and this telephone conversation is for you to ask any questions you may have and the end employer to find out more about you.