Would you like to make a difference to an older person in your community by becoming a Home Care Companion & Befriender? Are you looking for part time hours in and around the beautiful city of YORK, and are you a car driver?
Do you know someone who would love this job?
You will be working for an award-winning provider specialising in companionship, care & support to private clients who live at home but may require some help to allow them to remain independent. This could include offering support to help them with their morning routine, assistance with washing, dressing, perhaps taking them out shopping, out for a coffee or lunch, attending appointments, menu planning, preparing a meal for them as well as being a friend and someone for company. Nothing is rushed, we spend an absolute minimum of an hour with the people we support and often longer. Being a Home Care Companion & Befriender is very rewarding and makes a real difference to someone’s life.
What are the potential hours?
You will be looking for part-time hours anything between 8 to 30 per week. We put together a regular schedule that fits around your availability. If you are available some early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings or have a couple of hours available on a weekend spare then this position is ideal for you.
What are the benefits?
Making a difference to someone every day is the biggest benefit and motivator for doing this job, but in addition
we pay an excellent hourly rate of £8.40 to £16.80 per hour plus a mileage allowance and benefits which include discounts on goods and services. We offer full support and excellent training so you don’t need a background in care.
Health & Social Care Jobs act as a Recruitment Agency on behalf of our candidates and clients, we specialise in permanent recruitment nationally throughout the Health and Social care sectors. We are experts in Domiciliary care, Elderly, Learning Disabilities, and Social Housing recruitment and have over 10 years’ experience in the Sector, please visit our website healthsocialcarejobs and view our testimonials to find out how we differ from other Recruitment Agencies and can help you with your recruitment needs.
What skills do you need to be a Home Care Companion & Befriender?
Firstly, you have to want to make a difference and have a big heart! You can be any age there is no upper limit and you don’t need a background in care just the ability to be able to strike a relationship and rapport with the person you are looking after. You should also be happy to provide personal care if necessary which could include helping someone brush their teeth, assisting with washing & dressing, feeding or brushing their hair.
You probably have lots of questions and that’s fine so once you apply we will give you a call and answer any questions you may have and tell you a lot more about the role and what it’s like to work for us..