We are looking for Dementia Friends & Companions in the Teignmouth area of Devon. Previous experience is not required as full training is provided. It is essential that you are a car driver.
You may have recently lost your job during the pandemic, or maybe you have worked in a different sector, or had personal experience of caring for a loved one, and you want to do something rewarding and fulfilling as a career. It does not matter what job you have done in the past, if you have a big heart and the right qualities to care, then this Dementia Friend & Companion role is for you.
This homecare provider provides care visits to older adults living in their own homes and they have job vacancies in Teignmouth, Dawlish, Exminster, Bovey Tracey, Kingsteignton, Heathfield, Ashburton, Chudleigh, Cowick Barton, and surrounding areas.
Does this sound like the role for you?
“I have been part of this company for just over a year now. I retired from the Police force but needed something to do to fill my time, but also something where I could still make a difference in a persons’ life. Then I found this role. The main part of my role is helping older adults continue living in their homes surrounded by all their treasured memories is the most amazing thing I have done.
No two days are ever the same and I never have the Monday blues. I support an older gentleman called Bertie who is wonderful. I help him get up in the morning, get dressed, and make him some breakfast. I will then go back at lunch time to prepare him something to eat, do a spot of cleaning and have a chat, he has a lot of stories about his life that make me smile and laugh. The company do a minimum of 1-hour visits so I’m never rushed and can spend quality time with my clients. I always see the same clients too. I don’t see this as a job, it’s a privilege, I only wish I had done it sooner.”
You could be joining a family-run franchise different to any other care provider in the area. This homecare company provides a bespoke companionship led approach to care to older adults living in their own homes, supporting them to remain independent. The owner started the service to make a positive difference to people’s lives in his local community. Each member of the team is passionate about the service and their values, making this a special place to work and a company to be proud of.
Pay rates, hours & benefits
- £9.30 - £10.30 per hour plus paid travel time & paid mileage.
- Full and part-time hours, hours will include early morning and/or late evenings & alternate weekends.
- Referral bonus scheme.
- Pension plan.
- Paid training after completing probation.
- Support towards gaining further qualifications.
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.
*Bertie is just an example of a person you would support.