Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, York
£9.40 - £18.00 per hour plus mileage allowance
Are you looking for a rewarding career? Would you like to make a difference to the life of an older person and someone like Kathryn*? Maybe you have considered Volunteer jobs? Would you like to work for an outstanding care company?
There is no upper age limit for applications, becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you. We have part time and full-time hours available in the York area of North Yorkshire. No experience is required as excellent training is provided. It is desirable that you have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.
My name is *Kathryn and I live at home in my own house with all my memories. Since my husband passed away, I am very lonely. Things I used to find easy are now becoming difficult and I can’t keep up with my daily duties. I have a wonderful carer called Lisa and she comes to see me 5 times a week. She helps to get me up in the morning, washed and dressed and makes my breakfast.
We sit and chat for a bit and then she will say goodbye, as I know she must go and visit someone else who needs help. Lisa comes back to see me at lunch time, reminds me to take my medication and makes me a healthy meal. Whilst I am eating my lunch, she is very kind and does a little housework. She sometimes takes me out to the local shops or to go see my friends. Some days she may also come back to help me up the stairs to bed. I am so grateful for Lisa, she is like my extended family and I don’t know what I’d do without her, I always look forward to seeing her.”
Benefits & Hours:
- Regular part-time hours between 8-25 hours per week (unfortunately, we cannot offer school hours or full-time hours due to the nature of the work);
- If you have some availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings or a couple of hours on a weekend, then this position is ideal for you.
- Paid annual leave, pension scheme and benefits program;
- A schedule that you can fit around your lifestyle;
- Excellent training and support.
Come and join the best!
You could be joining an award-winning national brand who focus on a companionship led care service. They have won multiple awards over the years and have built an excellent reputation within communities across the UK. This exceptional service is different to any other care organisation in the area, providing a minimum of 1-hour home visits that focus on companionship and helping older people at home. They have also been awarded “Outstanding” by the CQC, an amazing achievement. The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day and being part of a wonderful team.
Do you have a big heart? If you are excited by this opportunity, then we would love to hear from you. Within their organisation if you shine opportunities are created. They have ambitious plans for the future you could be part of that!
** 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.
*Kathryn is just an example of someone you will support