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Purpose:

Our ‘Home Support’ service has been set up to support older people to stay independent in their own homes and to accompany clients out and about. 

Home tasks include cleaning, laundry, changing bedding, ironing, light gardening, meal prep, light de cluttering and odd jobs.

General Support: To help in our Activity Centre, Charity Shops, and Donation’s Sorting Flat and any other Age UK Dorchester Services as and when required.   

Out & About support includes accompanying a client to undertake shopping, doctors appointment, dentist appointment, hairdresser appointment, visiting loved ones, social events, hospital appointment, exercise classes, footcare appointment, optician appointment, hearing aid appointment.

We do not provide any personal care.  

Experience working with elderly people desirable.

No formal qualifications required.

 This role requires a DBS check and references.  

Remuneration:  

£8.21 per hour plus mileage.

Working hours:     

Permanent contract minimum of 16 hours per week, Monday – Friday, may include some Saturdays.  

Travel: 

Mileage: The work will require some local travelling to a client’s home. You are able to claim for miles travelled between clients. Our current mileage rate is 40p per mile. Mileage can be claimed from either your home or Age UK Dorchester but must be from whichever is closest to the client.

Probationary period:

The post will be offered subject to an initial 6-month probationary period during which time employment can be terminated by one week’s notice by either side.

Accountable to:

Sarah Frigot – Operations Manager

To apply please download and compete the application form from the link below:

Application Form

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