Care Companion, Bishop's Stortford

Social Care Jobs Team

We are looking for full and part-time Care Companions in Braintree, Bishop's Stortford, Stansted, Uttlesford, and surrounding areas of Hertfordshire

  • You must hold a driver's licence and access a reliable vehicle.
  • Up to 25 Guaranteed hours per week.
  • No experience needed.
We are looking for full and part-time Care Companions in  Bishop’s Stortford,  and surrounding areas of Hertfordshire. You must hold a driver's licence and access a reliable vehicle.
 
Do you have a kind, compassionate heart and want to truly make a difference to the quality of life for lonely, vulnerable adults in your local community? If you have been thinking about volunteering to help isolated older adults in your community, you are who we would like to meet.
 
Being a Care Companion is paid employment, and you must be willing to commit to regular hours and have some flexibility. There will also be elements of light personal care during most of our Care Companion calls.

Pay Rates, Benefits & Hours
  • £10.00 - £12.00 per hour plus mileage allowance.
  • You will be paid an enhanced rate for Bank Holidays.
  • Generous company pension.
  • Up to 25 Guaranteed hours per week depending on availability, experience, and reliability.
  • You must have the flexibility to work a mix of early mornings, lunchtimes, or afternoons & evenings, as well as alternate weekends.
  • Genuine career progression opportunities.
  • There are also opportunities to gain NVQ qualifications in Health & Social Care.
You will be part of a team that has been carefully closely matched to their client's needs.  You will regularly visit the same clients for a minimum of 1-hour to ensure continuity of care, and you will never feel rushed. 
 
Due to the current lockdown restrictions, our clients are not able to leave their homes. The pandemic is causing many to feel stressed, anxious, frightened, and lonely.
 
Although part of the role will involve having a chat over with a cup of tea, there is also more support you will provide, which will help someone to live independently in their own home with all their memories which they hold close to their heart.
 
As a Care Companion, you will carry out a variety of tasks which may include.:
  • Support to get up and ready for the day ahead.
  • Hygiene / toileting assistance.
  • Prepare a bath/shower to the right temperature and stay close by in case they need your help.
  • Assist with dressing and undressing; zips and buttons can be so fiddly for older adults.
  • Prepare medication and remind them to take their medicine.
  • Carry out some light housework. Can you imagine what it is like when you spot a cobweb on your ceiling that you can't reach?
  • Meal preparation
  • Do some shopping or pick up a prescription.
You will be working for a five-star employer with a fantastic reputation that has a preferred minimum of 1-hours call time to vulnerable older people who require extra support to help them continue living safely and happily in their own homes. The owner is passionate about improving the quality of care and supporting people in his local community. His aim is for every older adult to live a safe and happy life in their own home surrounded by their happy memories and things they hold most dear.

If you are interested in becoming a Care Companion in Bishop’s Stortford,  Hertfordshire please click "Apply." When we receive your application, we will contact you by email to let you know the next steps.