Befriender & Companion (Like a Volunteer)

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    Brentwood, UK

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    £10.00 - £11.50 per hour

  • Contact:

    Carol Raine

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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We are looking for people to become Befrienders & Companions ( Like a Volunteer job) is such a rewarding role and in this current moment, we need you more than ever in the Brentwood area of Essex. Are you looking for a role where you can make a difference to someone in your local community, someone like Edith*?

This could be the most rewarding role you ever take on especially with the current situation in the country. If you have a big heart and a positive personality, then becoming one of our Befrienders & Companions could be perfect for you. It is essential that you are have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.

Edith* is 86 years old, she has lived in on her own since her husband died 7 years ago and has always been independent. Last year, Edith had a fall whilst out shopping and it knocked her confidence somewhat. She stopped going out and even became scared of the stairs in her own house and would often sleep on the sofa rather than go to bed. She also wouldn’t leave her house, not even into the garden in case she had another fall. Edith* is typical of someone you would support. You would help her with daily routines that have become harder for her but also help to keep her independent and doing the things she has always done. This would be things like helping her with her morning, lunchtime, or evening routine. Getting her a bit of shopping, keeping her home tidy, helping to prepare meals and reminding her to take her medication. She also loves to get out in the garden and in the warmer months loves nothing more than a slice of cake, a brew and a natter in her lovely garden. It’s her pride and joy. She also loves a trip to the bingo, once things get back to normal. 

Come and join the best!

Working for an award-winning provider of companionship led care, we have won multiple awards over the years! We are bespoke - different to any other care organisation in the area, providing care visits to a purely private client base, but the focus being on companionship. The Directors are a husband and wife team who share a real passion to provide the highest standard of care and support, to help older people remain in their own home, remain active and healthy in a safe environment for as long as possible. They experienced the benefit of this when one of their grandparents managed to live independently in her own home until the age of 92.

Benefits & Hours

  • £10.00 - £11.50 per hour.
  • 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.
  • Pension scheme and paid holidays.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Excellent training is provided.

Making a difference to someone’s everyday life is so rewarding, along with creating lots of memories and knowing you have contributed to making someone’s day that bit happy and easier.

How do you apply or ask a question?

We are Managed Advertising Solutions Ltd; we act as an Advertising Agency on behalf of the end employer.  If you have any questions about this Befriender & Companion job, or, you wish to apply 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 and this telephone conversation is for you to ask any questions you may have and the end employer to find out more about you. 

*Edith is just a typical example of someone you would support.

** Please note:  Our adverts aim to attract people who might be looking for a volunteer job, someone who is looking to make a difference!