Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Care Companion, Altrincham

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    Altrincham, UK

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  • Salary:

    £9.50 per hour + paid DBS + benefits

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    Steve Vine

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Care Companion, Altrincham

We are looking for friendly people with big hearts to become a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Care Companion in the Altrincham and Didsbury areas of Greater Manchester. You could be joining a wonderful organisation with outstanding values supporting older adults living in their own homes or within their care village apartments.

** 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 and have the qualities to work in the care sector**

What can they offer you?

  • £9.50 per hour on completion of probation (£9.25 during probation);
  • Up to 20-hour contracts per week (casual posts or contracted hours);
  • Shifts around 8am - 3pm then 3pm - 10pm including alternate weekends;
  • Paid travel time & mileage expenses
  • Paid induction and training and paid DBS;
  • Fully funded level 2 diploma and for those that want to progress there are opportunities to grow and develop, so who knows where this role may take you!

Our client is passionate about making a difference to the lives of older adults and help continue to live life to the full. So, whether you are new to the sector and are looking for a new and rewarding career, or if you currently work in the sector and you are looking to work for a company that will value you and who can also give you the future you want and deserve, as long as you have the right values and a caring nature, then look no further, this is the job for you!

Although no experience is required as training is provided, it is essential that you hold a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle.

Who will you be joining?

You would be joining a remarkable organisation who understand that the values of love and comfort should be central to supporting older people in the community. The person is always put first, to provide the highest quality of care at all times. The service is be-spoke to each person’s needs and they want to keep people living in their own homes and in the community for as long as possible.  The feeling of helping a person living with Dementia and making them feel valued and safe, as well as living life to the full, is truly amazing.

What will the role involve?

As their Care Companion, you will make a difference every day. All their clients’ needs vary, from companionship, domestic duties, assisting with personal care, preparing meals, helping with medication or taking them out to continue doing the things they love. You could take them out into the community to keep them doing the things they love such as getting pampered, meeting friends or enjoying a delicious meal and a film or show. If you also think about everything you do daily, you would be supporting someone to do the same. 

If you feel that you share these values and you’re looking for a fulfilling job where you brighten up an older person’s day, then we would love to hear from you. We are proud to advertise on behalf of this fantastic care provider and welcome your applications/expressions of interest.