Dementia Friend & Companion

  • Location

    Caversham, Reading, UK

  • Sector:

    Homecare

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £10.00 per hour + mileage

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

  • Contact email:

    apply@managedadvertising.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    A/HCA/CAVERSHAM/JULY20

  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-08-31

  • Consultant:

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We are looking for part time Dementia Friends & Companions in and around the Caversham area of Berkshire. No experience is required as excellent training will be provided. However, it is essential that you have a UK driving licence and access to a vehicle.  

Do you have experience in the care sector and want a new challenge with a company that would value you? Maybe you are thinking about a career change, or starting a career in social care? The appreciation of our care staff across the country is higher than ever at the moment and deservedly so, and you could share that feeling in this role as well as making a difference in your local community every day.

Locations

As this homecare provider provides care visits in the community, they have job vacancies in Caversham, Central Reading, Earley, Winnersh, Shinfield, Purley on Thames, Calcot Row, Woodley, Tilehurst, Southcote, and surrounding areas of Berkshire.

About the company

You could be part of an award-winning national brand who focus on a companionship led care service. They are rated good by the CQC and get brilliant feedback from their team, in fact 95% of staff recently voted that being part of the company was a great thing to do.  This exceptional service is different to any other care organisation in the area, providing a minimum of 1-hour home visits to a purely private client base, but the focus being on companionship. Meaning you have time to do the job, and not feel rushed, and the client receives the best possible care.  

What would you be doing?

As a Dementia Friend & Companion, you will be part of a small who visit vulnerable older people in their own homes and carry out a variety of duties, no two days will be the same. With your help and support you will help them to continue living in their own home. You will be doing the kind of things that you would do for a friend or relative, and what you would expect for yourself when you are older. This could vary from helping them to get up, have a bath/shower/wash, get dressed, have breakfast to preparing a meal, or taking them out to appointments. You must be/have:

  • Caring, compassionate and patient?
  • Do you have a great personality and the ability to build relationships?
  • A car driver with access to your own car?
  • Looking for a part-time job where you can make a difference?
  • Available for either early mornings, lunchtimes, evenings, and alternate weekends?

Pay rates, hours & benefits

  • £10.00 per hour plus enhanced weekend & bank holiday rates.
  • Mileage allowance & holiday pay.
  • Employee 24/7 Assistance programme and discount scheme on well-known brands.

If this is you, then please get in touch about this Dementia Friend & Companion role. 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 answer any questions and 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.