We are looking for Dementia Friends & Companions in the Reigate area of Surrey. No experience is necessary as full training is provided. It is essential that you are a car driver.
- £9.75 - £11.00 per hour plus mileage allowance.
- Pension scheme, paid holidays, & employee assistance programme.
- Part-time hours – with mix of early mornings, afternoons, evenings, and alternate weekends.
Because this homecare provider provides care visits in the community, they have job vacancies in Reigate, Redhill, Coulsdon, Tandridge, Caterham, Westerham and surrounding areas of Surrey and Kent.
Why work in care?
The answer, quite simply, is that helping people is a rewarding feeling like no other. You would be making a massive difference in your local community and at a time like this, you’re needed more than ever. If you have recently been made redundant, or you are just looking for a new role, if you are a positive personality with the ability to help someone, then this is for you. There are long-term prospects too, with opportunities to progress and build a rewarding career.
As a Dementia Friend & Companion, you would be joining a very bespoke provider of companionship led care and support to older people living in their own homes. An award-winning provider, where they have one vision – to change the face of ageing and making a huge impact on people’s lives. The owner started the service after delivering care for this company and realising what a difference the service made to peoples’ lives. When the opportunity arose to open an office in his hometown, he realised how much he could help in his local community.
You will do a minimum of 1 hour visits and you will be carefully matched to older adults in your local area and you will support them to remain independent both in their own home and by keeping them active in the local community. This would include:
- Assisting with daily routines including getting up in the morning or to bed at night.
- Assisting with personal care.
- Prompting to take any medications.
- Taking them out shopping or for some exercise.
- Preparing meals and light household duties.
- Being a reliable companion and someone, they can rely on.
If you have any questions about this Dementia Friend & Companion role, or 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. This would usually happen within 24-72 hours of applying, and this telephone conversation is for you to ask any questions you may have so the end employer can find out more about you.