What you’ll be doing
Being a Resident Companion’ doesn’t just mean helping residents to remain as active and independent as possible while respecting their rights of choice, privacy and dignity.
It means having fun and laughter with them and listening to their stories of a past life, keeping them upbeat throughout the day.
And, it means working flexibly to help them explore new interests, engage in physical exercise and activities and make sure they enjoy themselves in a stimulating and homely environment.
Put simply, it means making a difference. A real difference and really stepping into that Companion’ role whilst relatives aren’t around to visit.
What you’ll need
A genuine passion for caring for others, you may have looked after an elderly relative or friend before. More important though is your kind-hearted nature, your belief in teamwork and your ability to use your initiative and imagination, follow instructions and bring a smile to the residents at Care Uk.
You’ll be comfortable talking to, and working with, people from different professions and above all, you will have a natural ability to help make the lives of others more fulfilling and want to work in an environment where the work can be hard, but also fun and rewarding.
Opportunities to progress through our career paths into a Carer role and take on an apprenticeship
Quality bespoke training to develop your skills Flexible hours, including a choice of day, night or weekend shifts Bank holiday enhancements Free uniform Free DBS Thousands of online and in-store discounts
One of the UK’s leading care home providers, Care UK run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK that provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people.
A top rated employer in best quality results, our goal is to help every employee fulfil their potential by providing first-class training and support.
Fulfilling lives, fulfilling Careers.
Resident Companion roles are available nationwide.
Care UK is committed to ensuring that it employs people with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and will assess every applicant fairly regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependents, age, physical / mental disability or offending background.
Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working with us, it will depend on the nature of the role and background of any offence.
Silversprings is a beautiful, modern luxury care home in Thorrington, set in stunning surroundings near Colchester in Essex.
Silversprings care home delivers a range of quality care for older people. There’s our weekly dementia activities club for people in the local community who are living with dementia, and their carers.
We also offer short respite stays to give family carers some well-deserved time off, as well as full-time residential and nursing care.
Staff in our care home are specialists in caring for older people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and even undertake special experiential training to gain a greater understanding of what life is like for people living with the condition.
Their empathy and commitment mean that Silversprings has developed an impressive reputation for the care it provides.