We are looking for part time Befriender & Companions (Like a Volunteer) in the Harlow area of Essex. No experience is needed. However, it is essential that you hold a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle.
This homecare provider has job vacancies in the Harlow, Epping, Ongar, Loughton, Waltham Abbey, and surrounding areas of Essex.
Does this sound like the role for you?
“I have been part of this company for over 2-years now. I retired from my office role 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 gentleman called Roger who is wonderful. I help him get up in the morning, get washed and dressed and make him some breakfast. I will then go back at lunch time to prepare him something to eat, do a spot of cleaning and have a chat, he has a lot of stories about his career in the RAF 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 Agnes, she loves to bake, and we often bake something delicious together and enjoy it with a brew. I don’t see this as a job, it’s a privilege, I only wish I had done it sooner.”
As a Befriender & Companion, you will be joining an award-winning companionship/relationship led care service who have been rated “Outstanding” by CQC, which is amazing. The Director has a mission to change the face of ageing, seeing first-hand the positive effect companionship led care has had on the older people they support. She is very family orientated and this family feeling cascades throughout the team. Working here you can feel valued & appreciated every day as well as work for a company you can be proud of.
Benefits & Hours
- £10.25 per hour weekdays & £10.40 weekends & double pay on Bank Holidays.
- Mileage Allowance.
- Guaranteed Contract available.
- Part-Time Hours including some mornings and or lunchtimes and or evenings and alternative weekends.
- Full training and a mentoring system to support you through your new role.
- Friendly and supportive office team.
- Additional paid training in Dementia and End of Life.
A role in the care sector can be so rewarding both for making you feel like you have a made difference, but also if you’re looking a career with long term prospects and development opportunities. If this is you, then we would love to hear from you.
If you have any questions about this Befriender & Companion job, 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. This would usually be within 24-72 hours of applying.
*Roger & Agnes are just examples of someone you would support
** 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.