Home Care Assistants, Companions or Befrienders

Recruiter
Josh Taylor
Location
Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset
Salary
Up to £18.50 per hour + mileage allowance
Posted
16 Feb 2017
Closes
16 Mar 2017
Ref
A/HCA/WSMARE
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Would you like to make a difference to an older adult in your local area by becoming a Home Care Assistant or Companion/Befriender?  Are you looking for part time or full time hours in the Weston Super Mare area of Somerset, and are you a car driver?

Do you have a relative or friend that would love this job? 

You will be working for an award-winning provider specialising in companionship and care & support to private clients who are still very active, but may require just companionship or companionship and care to help them to remain independent.  This could include offering support to help them with their morning routine, assistance with washing, dressing, prompting to take medication, taking them out shopping/attending local groups, attending doctors/hospital appointments, preparing a meal for them and being a friend and someone for company. Nothing is rushed we spend an absolute minimum of an hour with the people we support.

Being a Home Care Assistant or Companion/Befriender is very rewarding and works both ways, you will also gain a companion & friend! 

What are the potential hours?

You will be looking for part-time hours approximately 10-40 hours per week.  Unfortunately, we cannot offer full time hours or school hours due to the nature of the work.   If you are available some Early Mornings, Lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings or a couple of hours 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.

We pay an excellent hourly rate of £7.35 - £18.50 per hour + mileage allowance

Excellent training

What skills do you need to be a Home Care Assistant OR Companion & Befriender?

Firstly, you have to want to make a difference and have a big heart!  You can be any age group and from any background there is no upper limit, the ability to be able to strike a relationship and rapport with the person you are paired with is so important.   To be a Home Care Assistant you should also be happy to provide personal care which could be helping someone brush their teeth, assisting with washing & dressing, feeding or brushing their hair.

You probably have lots of questions, that is fine once you apply we will give you a call and answer any questions you may have and tell you a lot more.