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Carer/Companion (EXPERIENCE NOT REQUIRED) in Wirral

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We are looking for friendly, kind, compassionate people who like to spend time with older people and build a friendly, supportive but professional relationship.

Job Description

  • Are you seeking 16 – 25 hours work per week?
  • Do you have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle daily?
  • Are you able to work at least one weekend day on a regular basis?
  • Are you happy for our client to DBS check you?
  • Do you have experience of caring for a family member and enjoy helping to enhance a person's life? (Desirable but not essential)

Our client is looking for friendly, kind, compassionate people who like to spend time with older people and build a friendly, supportive but professional relationship and work on a part time basis. You will visit elderly people in their own home, providing companionship & support to them, on a regular basis - you will have fixed availability to allow you to do this. You must be available to work at least ONE weekend day, and some evening shifts. You will become a reliable & trusted person for the people you provide care to, enabling them to remain independent in their own homes.


Don't worry if you don't have care sector experience, our clients have extensive training and on-going development opportunities that will enable to you deliver their special brand of relationship-led care.


The Role

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Companionship, providing good company to people in their own home
  • Assisting with some housekeeping
  • Meal preparation
  • Taking clients for appointments and outings
  • Helping with food shopping
  • Personal care
  • Assisting clients with washing and dressing

There are 4 shifts (known as bands), these start at 7.15am, and the last shift ends at 11.15pm (the last call is typically only until 10.15pm-10.30pm), however you will not work the full day, just sections of the day as selected by yourself.


CAREGivers are supported by a local, caring team who are on hand to support CAREGivers, coordinate care schedules, facilitate communication, and recognise outstanding CAREGivers for their dedication through the CAREGiver of the Year Award program.


The Company


Our client is passionate about delivering high quality companionship & care for older people in their own homes, where they feel happy and more comfortable. Our clients carefully select friendly, caring and compassionate CAREGivers to help the elderly in Wirral to remain independent for as long as possible.

Whether it's companionship and company that is needed, help with housework, meals, a spot of food shopping or more personal care, our clients provide assurance to the elderly and their families that they are being cared for with dignity and empathy.

The Location

We have work available across the Wirral, you will be able to select the area that you work, the aim is to offer you work in the area that you live.

What we offer:

Pay rate

  • £8.50 per hour + our clients provide holiday pay, pays for travel time and mileage in between client visits.

Benefits
  • Christmas saving club
  • Discount schemes in the local area
  • Discounted caravan holidays

Training and Support

  • Basic and advanced care-giving techniques
  • Senior safety
  • Activities and social engagement
  • Personal care (optional)
  • Alzheimer's and dementia care (optional)

We ask:

  • Minimum of GCSE's desirable
  • Specific work experience not essential
  • Must be personable
  • Must be caring and compassionate
  • Must be well presented
  • Must be trustworthy and responsible
  • Must have own car
  • Must be DBS checked – This is done by our client
  • Must be flexible

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Further Information

Education Level
College, Secondary School, University, Other
Location
Wirral
Type of Contract
Evening Job, Weekend
Salary indication
£8.50
Responsible for
Carer duties
Published at
09-11-2017
Type of Job
Home Care
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Yes
Car Preferred
Yes
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Yes
Cover Letter Required
No
Languages
English