We are looking for both full and part-time Dementia Friends & Companions in the Swadlincote area of South Derbyshire. No experience is required as excellent training will be provided. However, you must have a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle.
Location, Pay Rate & Hours
Because they provide care and support in older people’s homes in the community, they have job vacancies is Swadlincote, Newhall, Midway, Ashby de la Zouch, Melbourne and surrounding areas of South Derby, Derbyshire. If you live in or around one of these locations, they’d like to hear from you.
- £9.70 - £9.90 per hour, Double pay bank holidays + mileage allowance.
- A mix of early mornings, lunchtimes, evenings, and alternate weekends hours available.
The owner of the business has a passion to deliver a high quality of care to older people in the South Derby area. The service provides a very bespoke person-centred care service that really does benefit the people they support. They do this by ensuring that every visit is no less than an hour, meaning they can really tailor the support received whether that be companionship, home help or personal care services. They take time to match carers and clients and you will stay with the same clients on an ongoing basis allowing you develop a strong bond.
The owner has seen the positive effects their service is having on his 92-year-old mother. She has been matched with brilliant Companions. They visit her twice a day, and she will usually have her coat on waiting for their visit so they can go out for a coffee. However, her Companions are aware that her needs could grow to more than companionship at any time. This does not worry them because they have built up a great relationship with her.
The main requirement is for reliable applicants with a kind, compassionate and caring nature. You will visit clients in their own homes and carry out a variety of duties, no two days will be the same. You will have regular clients who you visit so you can have a good work/life balance.
Duties may include: -
- Helping their clients to get out of bed, washed/showered and dressed/ undressed.
- Preparation of breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
- Shopping duties.
- Supporting clients with their medication.
- Help with light housework, laundry, vacuuming, ironing etc.
- Supporting any medical appointments as required.
- Engaging and stimulating clients through activities.
- Being a professional friend and treating clients with the respect.
Becoming a Dementia Friend & Companion is such a satisfying vocation, if you have always wanted to do a job that is rewarding, now is a great time to be joining us and making a difference. If you could share our passion to deliver the highest standard of care for others in your local community then we would love to have you on the team.
How do you apply?
If you have any questions or you want to apply for this Dementia Friend & Companion vacancy, 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. 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.