Befriender & Care Companion

  • Location

    York, UK

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  • Salary:

    £10.05-£10.50 per hour

  • Contact:

    Carol Raine

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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Befrienders & Companions in the York area of North Yorkshire, we need you. In a time like no other where the whole country needs to pull together to beat Covid-19, you could make a big difference in your local community and be a local superstar.

You just need a big heart and previous experience is not essential. It is essential that you drive and have access to a car. You will be provided with all the relevant protection and support to ensure you can do the role safely.

Do you want to help in your local community?

Are you eager to help in your local community and make sure older adults are safe and well? Maybe you have been looking for Keyworker jobs near you or you have been furloughed or made redundant, and you want a more rewarding career? You could be a teacher, ex-nurse, or police officer, just wanting to help again locally? If so, then this role will offer you reward and could be the long-term career you want.

Pay-rates, hours & benefits

  • £10.05 per hour weekdays and £10.20 per hour weekends.
  • Full time and part time roles available including alternate weekends as part of rota pattern.
  • Benefits – Health Cash Plan, Employee Assistance Programme, long service, and work anniversary recognition schemes, “You`re A Star” employee initiatives, high street discount scheme and more.
  • They actively promote from within and encourage your career development.
  • The biggest benefit is the difference you could make to a vulnerable adult’s life every day.

Who would you be joining?

You will be joining an outstanding organisation who have an excellent reputation locally not only as an employer, but as a provider of high-quality person-centred home care services for its clients living in their own homes. They aim to help everyone live their lives to the fullest and lead, happy, fulfilling, and independent lives. They understand that a person’s home is precious, so they want to help people live as independently as possible in the place they treasure the most. After all, is that what we all want when we need care and currently, this is more important than ever.

Paid Volunteers, Befriender & Companions – job description

The biggest part of your role is making a difference, making someone’s life a bit easier and helping adults stay independent in their own home for as long as possible. People often have the wrong perception of what Carers do. 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. If you also think about everything you do daily, you would be supporting someone to do the same. Sometimes the smallest acts make the biggest difference.

How do you apply?

Managed Advertising Solutions are very proud to advertise for this unique provider. If are excited by this Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion job opportunity, then we welcome your applications/expressions of interest. Don’t worry if you have any questions, they will answer any questions you may have.

** Please note that this is not a Volunteer job, but our advert is aimed at attracting people looking for Volunteer jobs, people who really do want to make a difference. The job is similar to a Care Assistant role, but we are trying to attract people with the right characteristics who maybe have not considered a role in care before**