Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

Posted on Dec 14, 2018 by Health and Social Care Jobs

Chesterfield, Derbyshire United Kingdom
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Job Description

Paid Volunteer & Companion, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Part time hours and mileage allowance

Becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you! Are you looking for part-time hours and want to make a difference to someone like Bob*? Maybe you have considered Volunteer Jobs? Are you retired/semi-retired? There is no upper age limit for applications and we have part-time jobs available in Ashgate, Brampton, Brimington, Calow, Coal Aston, Dronfield and surrounding areas of Chesterfield.

Bob* is 76 years old, he has lived on his own since his wife died 5 years ago and has always been independent. Last year, Bob had a fall whilst out shopping and it knocked his confidence somewhat. He stopped going out and even became scared of the stairs in his own house and would often sleep on the sofa rather than go to bed. Bob* is typical of someone you would become a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion for, he still wants to get out and about, but confidence stops him, that is where you come in. You would help him with daily routines that have become harder for him but also take him out and keep him independent and doing the things he has always done. This would be things like helping him with his morning, lunchtime, or evening routine. Going shopping with him on Friday's, taking him to the barbers once a month on a Wednesday maybe?

Due to the nature of this job being a car driver is essential as you will be travelling between clients. There may also be an element of personal care and light housework involved in some visits.

Come and join the best!

You could be joining an Award Winning national brand who focus on a companionship led care service. They have won multiple awards over the years and have built an excellent reputation within communities across the UK. This exceptional service is different to any other care organisation in the area, providing a minimum of 1-hour home visits to a local client base, but the focus being on companionship. Imagine having Dementia but still being able to go to your dancing class on a Saturday, still being able to pick up your pension, still going to your local social club to play dominoes on a Saturday.

You would be helping make these things happen every day!

Benefits & Hours

  • £9.00 - £18.00 per hour, plus 20p mileage between clients (after the first 10 miles) and 45p mileage when taking your client out in your car.
  • Part time hours are available between 10-30 hours per week. (Unfortunately, we cannot offer school hours or full-time hours due to the nature of the work)
  • You would need some availability early mornings, lunch times, afternoons, evenings or a couple of hours on a weekend.
  • Excellent training is provided.
  • The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day.
  • Becoming a Companion isn't just a job, you will be gaining a friend too!

Do you have a big heart? If you are excited by this opportunity, we want to hear from you. Becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion to an older adult is not only rewarding, but you will be gaining a friend too!

Bob* is just a typical example of someone you would support.

Reference: 599178663

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