Paid Volunteer & Care Companion, GUARANTEED HOURS, Bristol, Avon
If you are looking for a new and rewarding career for 2020, then we could have what you are looking for. Do you have an unfulfilling job role that you want to swap for a job for life? Maybe you are retired/semi-retired, and you are looking for a role where you can give something back? A role where you can make a positive difference to the life of an older person living in your local community? If so, then becoming one of our Paid Volunteer & Care Companions could be perfect for you.
Does this sound like the role for you?
“I have been part of this company for over 2-years now. I retired from the Police force but needed something to do to fill my time, but also something where I could still make a difference in a persons’ life. Then I found this role. The main part of my role is helping older adults continue living in their homes surrounded by all their treasured memories is the most amazing thing I have done.
No two days are ever the same and I never have the Monday blues. I support an older lady called Sarah who is wonderful. I help her get up in the morning, get dressed and make her some breakfast. I will then go back at lunch time to prepare her something to eat, do a spot of cleaning and have a chat, she has a lot of stories about her life that make me smile and laugh. The company do a minimum of 1-hour visits so I’m never rushed and can spend quality time with my clients. I also support an older lady called Edith, she loves a trip walk along Portishead Marina to see the boats and I struggle to keep up with her. I don’t see this as a job, it’s a privilege, I only wish I had done it sooner.”
There is no upper age limit for applications, becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you. We have part-time jobs available in the Portishead, Redcliffe, Ashton, Kingsdown, Bedminster, Southville, Bower Ashton, Totterdown, Clifton, Failand, Stockwood, Long Ashton, Weston-in-Gordano, Chew Valley, Wrington, Nailsea and surrounding areas of West Bristol. No experience is required, and it is preferred that you have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.
Be part of something special
We are an award-winning national brand who focus on a companionship led care service. We have won multiple awards over the years and have built an excellent reputation within communities across the UK. We are different to any other care organisation in the area, providing care visits to a purely private client base, but the focus being on companionship. Our owner has a passion to provide a high level of care and companionship for older people in his area.
Pay rates, hours & benefits
- £9.00 - £22.00 per hour;
- 40-45p mileage allowance;
- Paid Holidays;
- Full and part-time contracted hours available- If you have some availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings and alternate weekend, then this position is ideal for you;
- Continuous support including our very own Learning and Development Program;
- We actively promote from within, so there are fantastic opportunities for ongoing progression for the right person;
- Making a difference to someone’s everyday life is the biggest benefit and motivator for doing this job, along with building lasting relationships.
If you feel you have the qualities to do this our Paid Volunteer & Care Companion role, then we would love to hear from you. We are proud to advertise on behalf of this unique provider and welcome your applications. Once you apply, we will arrange a suitable time to discuss the vacancy in more detail and answer any questions you may have.
** 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.