Befriender & Companion (Like a Volunteer)

  • Location

    Amersham, UK

  • Sector:

    Homecare

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £10.25 - £12.00 per hour + mileage

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

  • Contact email:

    apply@managedadvertising.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    A/PVC/AMERSHAM/AUG20

  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-10-01

  • Consultant:

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We are looking for full and part-time Paid Volunteers, Befrienders & Companions in the Amersham area of Buckinghamshire. This homecare provider has roles available in the Amersham, High Wycombe, Little Chalfont, Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont St Giles, Beaconsfield, Chesham, Stokenchurch, Marlow, Bourne End, Gerrards Cross, and surrounding areas of South Buckinghamshire.

No previous experience is required as full training is provided. Due to travelling between clients your own transport is desirable.

Could you help Mary*?

Mary is 82 years old and has started to struggle with little things that so many of us find simple. She might struggle to follow simple steps such as following a recipe when cooking a meal, she might also repeat a lot of things she has already said or get muddled with peoples’ names. She also gets lonely from time to time as her children live so far away. Could you be the person to make a difference to Mary? 

The role

As a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, you would be supporting an older adult in their own home with their daily routines. This could vary from washing, dressing (Personal Care), companionship, shopping, meal preparation, attending appointments or getting out for some fresh air.  You would always be carefully matched to the person you will be supporting, and you will stay with the same clients on an ongoing basis, allowing you develop a strong bond. 

The Employer

To this provider, ‘care’ means quality care! The owners opened the service following a personal experience of finding it difficult to find high quality care for a family member and they have a passion to make sure everyone in their local community has the same type of care they were able to find. The company’s mission is to support older adults to be independent in their own homes, providing bespoke person-centred care service that really does benefit the people they support. Every visit is no less than an hour, meaning they can really tailor the support received whether that be companionship, home help or personal care services.

Pay rate & hours

  • £10.25 - £12.00 per hour (double pay on bank holidays).
  • 30p-45p mileage allowance.
  • Part-time hours and guaranteed hours contracts available for the right person.
  • Hours will include mix of mornings, lunchtimes and evenings and alternate weekends.

We welcome applications from all ages (with no upper limit). It does not matter what job you have done in the past, or if you have never worked, if you can make an older person’s life brighter and feel great satisfaction from doing it, you are exactly who we are looking for.

Apply/Ask a Question

If you have any questions about this Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion job vacancy, or if you wish to apply, then please click on the apply button. Once you have applied, we would carry out an initial pre-screen of your application, your CV & application is then passed to the end employer who would then contact you directly to progress your application further and answer any questions. This would usually be within 24-72 hours of applying. 

** 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 roles.

*Mary is a just an example of someone you would support.