Becoming a Paid Volunteer & Caring Companion in the Stafford area of Staffordshire is so rewarding and is a job like no other! Imagine making a difference to a lonely older adult in your local community, seeing them smile when you arrive at their door and knowing you have brightened up their day.
Your Typical Day
As a Paid Volunteer & Caring Companion, your typical day could start with a morning visit to Derek. Derek has lived on his own since his wife Mary passed away 6 years ago. His regular visits are crucial to keep him in a routine, but also to stop him feeling lonely. Arriving at his home, you would make Derek aware it is you, and you might help him have a wash and finish getting dressed, help make breakfast, laughing, and joking about whatever it is you are talking about. After breakfast you may take Derek to the shop for his daily paper, sit and watch some TV, help with him with some household chores or in warmer weather, help Derek in his garden, it is his pride and joy. No one should feel alone, and in this role, you can combat loneliness and make a real difference in a person’s life.
You would be joining a family run business with an award-winning national brand who focus on a companionship led care service. The Owner previously worked in a children’s hospice where the person-centred care made all the difference to the quality for their life. This experience has made the owner passionate about providing a high quality of care. Since they have opened the service, they have won multiple awards and have built an excellent reputation within communities across the UK. This exceptional service is different to any other care organisation in the area and a company you can be proud to be a part of.
- Car Drivers Essential.
- £10.30 - £10.65 per hour (double time on bank holidays).
- Full and Part Time Hours available – hours can include mixture of early mornings, afternoons, or evenings & will include alternate weekends.
- Paid holidays – 3 more days than the statutory entitlement too.
- Calls in your local area so no long commutes and minimum 1-hour visits.
- Visit the same regular clients who you will be matched with based on hobbies, interests, and personality.
- No uniform and full PPE provided to keep you safe (this provider is a COVID Safe Employer).
Apply/Ask a Question
I am sure you will have lots of questions, don’t worry, once you have applied the employer will give you a call to answer any questions you may have and tell you much more about this rewarding opportunity to become a Paid Volunteer & Caring Companion. Please click apply and ensure that you include your full address and postcode and within 24/48 hours they will be in touch to progress your application further.
Good luck with your application, this is the start of doing something worthwhile!
*Derek is just an example of someone you would support
** PLEASE NOTE this is not a Volunteer job, it is paid employment and there will be elements of personal care involved, however we are trying to attract those that would look for Volunteer type jobs. **