Dementia Friend & Companion

  • Location

    Bradford-on-Avon, UK

  • Sector:

    Homecare

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £10.00 per hour + paid travel time

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

  • Contact email:

    apply@managedadvertising.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    A/PVC/BRADFORDONAVON/AUG20

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-09-07

  • Consultant:

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We are looking for full and part-time Dementia Friends & Companions in the Bradford-on-Avon, Bath, Corsham, Chippenham, Calne, Melksham, and surrounding areas of Somerset & Wiltshire. No previous experience is required as full training is provided. It is essential that you are a car driver.

Pay rate & hours

  • £10.00 per hour.
  • Paid travel, waiting time & fuel payments.
  • Pension, paid DBS & paid training.
  • Full or Part-Time hours, Guaranteed Hours available.
  • Hours include mornings, lunchtimes, evenings & alternate weekends.

The role

As a Dementia Friend & Companion, you would be supporting an older adult in their own home with their daily routines. This could vary from washing, dressing (Personal Care), companionship, shopping, meal preparation, attending appointments or getting out for some fresh air.  You would always be carefully matched to the person you will be supporting, and you will stay with the same clients on an ongoing basis, allowing you develop a strong bond. 

Could you help Enid*?

Enid is 85 years old and has started to struggle with little things that so many of us find simple. She might struggle to follow simple steps such as following a recipe when cooking a meal, she might also repeat a lot of things she has already said or get muddled with peoples’ names. She also gets lonely from time to time as her children live so far away. Could you be the person to make a difference to Enid? 

The Employer

This is an awarding winning care company, whose owners were inspired to deliver care the right way, after experiencing poor care themselves for a family member. They feel this is a privilege to do so and enables them to help other families who have been in the same position. This organisation provides a very bespoke companionship led care service that really does benefit the people they support. Winning multiple awards, they have also built an excellent reputation, by ensuring that every visit is no less than an hour, meaning they can really tailor the support received. The whole team carries the same passion as the owners and that is to really make a difference.

We welcome applications from all ages (with no upper limit). It does not matter what job you have done in the past, or if you have never worked, if you can make an older person’s life brighter and feel great satisfaction from doing it, you are exactly who we are looking for.

Apply/Ask a Question

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. This would usually be within 24-72 hours of applying. 

** PLEASE NOTE this is not a Volunteer job, it is paid employment, however we are trying to attract those that would look for Volunteer type roles.

*Enid is a just an example of someone you would support.