Job title: P/T Companion / Buddy
Hrs: 8hrs per week, split between 2 workers
Rate of £9 per hr, paid 4 weekly in arrears.
To assist the gentleman 1 to 2 days per week to get out and about. Days to be discussed at interview
Driver preferred, but not essential
This post is to assist a gentleman who has some anxiety issues and lives at home with his family, the hrs are to provide companionship. He gets on well with people of his own peer group 21 – 35 yrs old.
It is important to recognise that the support you will assist with may be provided within the family home and in the community, therefore confidentiality and respect for the gentleman’s privacy and daily routine is of the upmost importance.
He is looking for someone reliable, who can assist him with outings, this may include going for a walk, using public transport, going to the cinema, trying new activities. Have a chat, go for a cuppa and provide companionship.
He is very interested in History and Social Science
He occasionally likes playing video games and watching movies
As you will be working as a companion to the person. It is important that you treat the person with dignity and respect at all times.
You should have a positive, flexible and friendly personality
Full clean drivers licence, preferred but not essential
A genuinely caring, outgoing person with the ability to be friendly and supportive when necessary
Ability to encourage and come up with ideas for new experiences
Able to use own initiative whilst being aware of the person’s needs.
Strong awareness of respect and dignity for the person ensuring this always occurs
Excellent communications skills with the person
Previous experience in a Supportive role would be a distinct advantage.
*** Please be aware in case of allergies, there are 2 Kittens in the household
Successful applicants will have to provide 2 up to date Reference contacts, one of which must be from a present or previous employer. In addition a new or update of the PVG disclosure scheme will be required prior to appointment (disclosure cost to be met by the employer).
There is a 6 month probationary period attached to this post
If you have any questions or would like to apply for this position, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01294 475685 or email CV and quote Job ref Galston/EG/Companion
*** Please be advised that AILN are not the employers, we are purely a support service to individual families employing their own staff .Go back