Dementia Friend & Companion

  • Location

    Amersham, UK

  • Sector:

    Homecare

  • Job type:

    Managed Advertising

  • Salary:

    £10.75 - £13.00 per hour + mileage

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

  • Contact email:

    mas@hscjobs.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    36/HCA/AMERSHAM/JAN21

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-02-15

  • Consultant:

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Part-Time, Job Vacancy, Dementia Friend & Companion, Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Thank you for clicking on our job vacancy, this hopefully means you are considering a rewarding career in care. A career where you bring a smile, companionship, trust, and support to someone every single day. It is not just a job; it is a vocation!

Make 2021 better for everyone

Christmas may be over but why not make 2021 a new year, new career! If you are naturally caring, compassionate, patient and a good listener as well as talker… then this role could be perfect for you. If you have recently lost your job, then the care sector gives you wonderful opportunities to progress and a have long-term career that matters. Caring for someone you have built a trusting relationship with is so rewarding, knowing that you have supported someone and made their day that bit happier or easier, a feeling like no other. 

Key Information

  • No experience is required as excellent training is provided.
  • Being a car driver with access to a vehicle is essential.
  • £10.75 - £13.00 per hour (double pay on bank holidays).
  • 30p-45p mileage allowance.
  • Part-time hours and guaranteed hours contract available for the right person.
  • Hours will include mix of mornings, lunchtimes and evenings and alternate weekends.
  • Availability for alternate weekend working is a requirement to ensure continuity of client visits.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities.
  • Minimum 1-hour visits and visiting the same regular clients.

Your role

Every single person they support is so different, so it is hard to say for certain what your duties as a Dementia Friend & Companion will be. However, a typical example of some of duties they perform are: -

  • Arriving with a smile for an early morning call.
  • Prepare breakfast and assist someone with their morning routine whilst chatting away!
  • Assisting with personal care which may be helping someone to get in and out of the shower.
  • Prompting to take medication.
  • Preparing lunch together, their nutrition and welfare is important.
  • Going on outings, hospital visits or visiting the shops.
  • End of the day companionship, hot drink, and chat before bedtime.

Join the Team

An award-winning employer rated as “Good” by the CQC, the owners opened the service following a personal experience of finding it difficult to find high quality care for a family member and they have a passion to make sure everyone in their local community has the same type of care they were able to find. The company’s mission is to support older adults to remain independent in their own homes. The care they provide varies according to the person’s needs, however one thing they are passionate about is the quality of the service and that is down to their amazing Dementia Friends & Companions. 

Apply

We understand you will have some questions, do not worry, once you have applied one of their team will contact you to have an initial chat so they can get to know you, this is a chance for you to ask any questions you may have. We cannot wait to hear from you.