Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

Health & Social Care Jobs Ltd
£15,000 - £19,999
24 Jun 2019
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Kendal

£10.00 - £11.00 per hour plus paid mileage (double time on bank holidays)

Flexible full and part-time hours

Are you looking for a rewarding career? Would you like to make a difference to the life of an older person and someone like Betty*? Maybe you have considered Volunteer jobs?

There is no upper age limit for applications, becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you. We have part time and full-time hours available in the Kendal, Windermere, Ambleside, Milnthorpe, Grange-over-Sands and surrounding villages of Cumbria. No experience is required as excellent training is provided. It is essential that you have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.

Betty* is 82 years old, she has lived on her own since her husband, John, died 7 years ago and has always been independent. Last year, Betty had a fall whilst out shopping and it knocked her confidence somewhat. She stopped going out and even became scared of the stairs in her own house and would often sleep on the sofa rather than go to bed. Betty* is typical of someone you would support, she still wants to get out and about, but confidence stops her, that is where you come in. You would help her with daily routines that have become harder for her but also take her out and keep her independent and doing the things she has always done. This would be things like helping her get up in the morning, washed and dressed or helping her get up to bed at night. Helping prepare meals or reminding her to take her medication. Going shopping with her on a Friday or taking her to the hairdressers every Wednesday maybe? This is such a rewarding role and the feeling of knowing you have helped someone is like no other.

Benefits & Hours:
  • Flexible hours available - if you have availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings or a couple of hours at weekends, then this position could be ideal for you.
  • Paid mileage;
  • Benefits scheme including retail vouchers;
  • Employee Assistance Programme;
  • Excellent award-winning training and support is provided including City and Guilds accredited courses so you can further your talents;
  • The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day, putting a smile on an older person's face and being part of a wonderful team.

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 that focus on companionship and helping older people remain independent at home.

If you have a big heart and you are excited by this opportunity to become a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, then we would love to hear from you.

** PLEASE NOTE this is not a Volunteer job, it is paid employment, however we are trying to attract those that would look for Volunteer type jobs.

*Betty is just an example of someone you will support