Companion / Companionship Carer

Job Type:

Permanent

Salary:

£10 - £16 Per Hour

Location:

Exciting opportunity for a companionship carer

Are you someone who is empathetic with a caring nature and can build an excellent professional relationship with older adults in your local community? If so, we would like you to come and join the team. You will be supporting clients with various tasks in their homes. Some clients like to just have a friendly face to keep them company, have a chat, have support when they go shopping/lunch, and generally build their confidence to mix with others in the community. There is no personal care involved, maybe a little assistance with a pad change, however our clients are very independent. Our clients may need a little help getting out of bed in the morning, reminders to take their medication, and some help with light housework and laundry but overall they can do most things themselves.

Benefits of the Companionship Carer role:

• £10/£11 weekends

• 30p mileage allowance if go out with client

• Travelling time paid between calls

• £16 per hour on bank holidays

• Flexible working patterns

• Annual salary reviews and performance bonus

. Paid training

• Enhanced contributory pension scheme

• Career progression opportunities within Caremark

Shifts available – 12.00PM-19.00PM or 09.00-17.00pm MON-SUN (Two different clients)

Ideally 3 days a week and candidate needs to be able to work every other weekend.

Companionship Carer role

You will be located with two different clients in Epping and Nazeing.

Key Responsibilities

  • Meal preparation
  • Light house work duties
  • Assisting with medication
  • Assist/encourage with personal care
  • Be a friendly face
  • Supporting our client with their hobbies and social interests.
  • Accompanying our clients to appointments, social events and recreational outings.

In addition

  • Have an interest in working with the elderly.
  • Be totally reliable, trustworthy and honest.
  • Be self-motivated and organised.
  • Be flexible and able to work unsupervised.
  • Be caring and sensitive to the needs of others.
  • Use initiative and have common sense.
  • Be able to work as part of a team.
  • Be a good communicator.

Key Requirements of the Companionship Care role:

• Driving license and use of personal vehicle for work purposes

• Enhanced DBS Check (Caremark can apply for this on your behalf)

• Complete a Care Certificate qualification through E- learning

If you would like to join as a Companionship Carer click apply today and our friendly recruitment team will be in touch.