Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Care Companion, Winchester

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    Winchester, Hampshire, UK

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    £9.30 - £21.00 per hour plus 25p mileage allowance

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    Carol Raine

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    7 months ago

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Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Care Companion, Winchester

£9.30 - £21.00 per hour plus 25p mileage allowance

Full and part time hours assured and guaranteed hours

Are you looking for full or part time hours and want to make a difference to someone like Jean*? Maybe you have considered Volunteer jobs? There is no upper age limit for applications, becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Care Companion could be perfect for you.

You would need to be available to work in the Winchester, Romsey, Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford, Bishopstoke, Wellow and surrounding areas of Hampshire. No experience is required as full training will be provided. However, it is essential that you have a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle.

Jean lives on her own and suffered a broken hip after falling whilst out shopping. She became scared of leaving her home in case she had another fall and she was often very lonely. We arranged for a lovely girl called Emily to visit Jean as her regular Care Companion. Emily has helped Jean regain her confidence by gently persuading her to overcome her fears. She helps her get up in the morning, get dressed, make her breakfast and maybe do a bit of light housework. Some days she will help her up the stairs to bed in the evening. Emily now takes her out on outings to her dance group with all her friends and out into town to do her shopping and have a nice cuppa. Jean said, “she thought she would never get a change to enjoy doing the things she loves doing most”. This has now become possible with the help and support care from Emily and you could help someone in your local community too and share that feeling.

Be part of something special and join a fantastic homecare branch.

You could be joining a national, award-winning organisation with an outstanding brand and reputation in the care industry! This provider puts their client at the forefront of everything they do and help people to remain in the place they love the most, their home. Not only do they promote a minimum of 1-hour support, and they make sure their carers are perfectly matched to their clients, so you can build a lasting relationship! There may be elements of personal care involved in this role, but they can talk you through the client’s needs in more detail.

Benefits & Hours:

  • Starting pay £9.30 per hour weekdays £14 per hour weekends
  • NVQ level 2 pay £9.60 per hour weekdays £14.50 per hour weekends
  • NVQ level 3 pay £10.00 per hour weekdays £15 per hour weekends
  • Bank Holidays, Christmas and Easter £17.00 to £21 per hour
  • Paid Travel & Training time at £8.21 per hour
  • If you have some availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings and a few hours every other weekend, then this position is ideal for you;
  • Pension scheme;
  • Full training providing and support towards further qualifications.
  • Excellent progression opportunities too, so this could be the first step towards a long-lasting, rewarding career.

Do you have a big heart? If you are excited by this opportunity, then we would love to hear from you, so please click apply. Sometimes it is the littlest acts of kindness that make the biggest difference to a person’s life and you could be part of something amazing.

** 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.

*Jean is just an example of someone you will support