Dementia Friend & Companion

  • Location

    Bodmin, UK

  • Sector:

    Adult Homecare Branch

  • Job type:

    Managed Advertising

  • Salary:

    £10.30 - £12.00 per hour + paid travel & waiting time

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

  • Contact email:

    mas3@hscjobs.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    122/HCA/CORNWALL/17341

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-07-16

  • Client:

    #

  • Consultant:

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Full & Part-time, Dementia Friend & Companion job vacancy, Bodmin, Cornwall – car drivers essential.  (Guaranteed Hours 16-30 Hours with excellent availability).

It is a pleasure knowing there are people like you that love nothing more than caring for others and brightening someone’s day. After all, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing someone smile and making their lives that bit easier, sometimes by doing the simplest of things.

Caring in your Community

If you live in the communities of Bodmin, St.Austell, Par, Tywardreath, Fowey, Carlyon Bay, Lostwithiel, Wadebridge, Charlestown, Padstow and surrounding areas of Cornwall, then we would welcome you to our team.

Who will I support?

You will be carefully matched and introduced to the person you will be supporting, and you will share a great relationship together.  Your visits will never be rushed, and they are never less than an hour, meaning you spend quality time with the person we match you with. 

Because you get to know one another well, the care that you would provide is never awkward, just natural.  Some people worry about personal care, but people also have the wrong idea what personal care means – if this is something you are unsure about, we can explain this to you once you apply.  

As a Dementia Friend & Companion, the Care & Support an individual requires varies greatly, after all everyone is unique!  All our clients vary from being very independent to some that need much more care and support.  You could -

  • Arrive with a smile for an early morning call.
  • Prepare breakfast and assist someone with their morning routine whilst chatting away!
  • Assisting with morning or evening routine, including helping with washing & dressing.
  • Prompt to take medication.
  • Preparing lunch together, taking care of their nutrition is important.
  • Maybe prompting them to use the toilet, to keep their routine.
  • Going on outings, hospital visits or visiting the shops.
  • End of the day companionship, hot drink, and chat before bedtime.

Key Information

  • £10.30 per hour weekdays, £10.60 Weekends, plus mileage.
  • £12.00 per hour weekend evenings, plus mileage.
  • Paid Travel & Waiting time.
  • Early mornings, evenings & some hours on alternate weekends.
  • Excellent initial training, ongoing support & development.
  • We welcome applications from all age groups & previous occupations.

A Message from the Team 

To us, care is personal.  As a team we are all truly committed to making a difference and we want to lead the way locally in changing the way our older members of our community are looked after in their older years.  When you join our team, you will instantly know what a special organisation we are.  Everyone in our team feels valued and supported. Throughout your journey with us and we can offer you not just a job but a truly rewarding vocation!  There is care… but then there is the way we deliver care.