Part-Time Paid Volunteer & Care Companion jobs Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria. – No Experience Needed – We offer Award Winning Training – however you do need to BE A CAR DRIVER with your own car.
It is a pleasure knowing there are people like you that love nothing more than caring for others and brightening someone’s day. After all, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing someone smile and making their lives that bit easier, sometimes by doing the simplest of things.
Caring in your Community
If you live in communities of Kendal, Windermere, Ambleside, Milnthorpe, Grange Over Sands & surrounding villages we would love to welcome you to our team.
Who will I support?
You will be carefully matched and introduced to the person you will be supporting, and you will share a great relationship together. Your visits will never be rushed. Because you get to know one another well, the care that you would provide is never awkward, just natural.
As a Paid Volunteer & Care Companion, the Care & Support an individual requires varies greatly, after all everyone is unique! All our clients vary from being very independent, to some that need much more care and support.
“I worked as a Teacher for many years, but as I reached retirement age, I still wanted to work in the community. I discovered this organisation four years ago – not soon enough! I love my job, its part-time, so I have plenty of time to spend with my Grandchildren. I have a small number of clients, who have become good friends. I cannot believe I get to do this as “a job”! My client visits vary, some are housebound, and I offer them support within their home, do a food shop for them, and keep the home tidy. One of my ladies likes me to run her a bath, help her get in and out and wash her hair. One client just enjoys my company, and we have tea and cake and a good natter. I have a client, who I support with his journey living with dementia, we spend lots of time reminiscing and singing. I help keep him safe at home and prepare his meals.” Sue, Paid Volunteer & Care Companion.
- £10.50 - £13.50 per hour, plus 25 - 45p per mile mileage, Paid Waiting & Travel Time.
- Award Winning Training.
- Flexible, Part-Time Hours.
- Early Morning, Lunchtime, evening, or weekend availability.
- Alternate Weekend working.
- Carefully matched with clients, minimum of one-hour visits.
- Regular staff meet ups and events including coffee mornings and quarterly staff meetings.
- Supportive work environment that centres on your wellbeing.
- A COVID-19 safe, aware, organisation, with access to the COVID-19 Vaccine.
A Message from the Team
To us, care is personal. As a team we are all truly committed to making a difference and we want to lead the way locally in changing the way our older members of our community are looked after in their older years. When you join our team, you will instantly know what a special organisation we are. We are a unique, CQC rated Outstanding, provider of companionship led care and one recognised in the top twenty home care providers in the North West and are rated as a 5 Star Employer. Everyone in our team feels valued and supported. Throughout your journey with us and we can offer you not just a job but a truly rewarding vocation! There is care… but then there is the way we deliver care.
** PLEASE NOTE this is paid employment and there will be elements of personal care, however we are trying to attract those that have the right qualities to work in the care sector.