Title: Companion / Support Worker/ Driver preferred
Hours: 7 hours flexible. This will include evening and Weekend support as and when required.
Job Reference: 1/Kilwinning/SB
Hours of work: 2 mornings per week .7 hours per week in total.
Hours to be agreed and arranged with employer.
Salary: – £9.30 per hour plus 5.6 weeks paid annual leave pro rata.
Experience of working with people who have Dementia is desirable
You will be employed to work with a lady who is an older person with Dementia, mainly in her home but occasionally in the community. This is as a companion and to support her with all aspects of daily living. This will also enable her husband to have a break from his caring role.
If you are a driver, you must have access to a reliable car and to ensure that you have up to date business insurance for your vehicle.
A genuinely caring person with the ability to be friendly and persuasive when necessary
A calm and patient person who will not become easily flustered or impatient
The ability to react to the varying moods of the client in an appropriate way at all times
Able to use own initiative whilst being aware of the client’s vulnerability
Strong awareness of respect and dignity for the client and ensuring this always occurs
Excellent communication skills with the client and her family
Previous experience in a caring role would be advantageous
Ability to cook and prepare nourishing meals and snacks.
“Getting on well” with the lady is essential
Post subject to successful reference and PVG checks.
Two up to date Reference contacts are required one of which must be from a present or previous employer. In addition a new PVG enhanced disclosure will be required prior to appointment (disclosure cost to be met by the employer).
There is a 6 month trial period attached to this post f interested please email your up to date CV to email@example.com and quote ref 1/Largs/Kilwinning/SB
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