Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Barton-under-Needwood
£9.20 - £19.40 per hour
Part-time hours, 10-25 hours per week
Are you looking for a rewarding career? Would you like to make a difference to the life of an older person and someone like Maureen*? There is no upper age limit and becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you.
We have part-time jobs available in Barton-under-Needwood, Burton on Trent, Tutbury, Anslow, Yoxall, Repton and Willington areas of Staffordshire. No experience is required as excellent training is provided. It is preferred that you have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.
My name is *Maureen and I have lived on my own for several years since my husband Bill passed away. My daughter and grandchildren live in Australia, so sometimes I can get very lonely and I can’t always do the things that used to be so simple. I have a wonderful small team of carers. One is called Sarah and she comes to see me 5 times a week. She will help to get up in a morning, washed and dressed and make me some breakfast and a cup of tea. It’s lovely to see a friendly face first thing in the morning to start the day off well.
Some days Sarah will 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. Other days Sarah will take me out to do my shopping at the supermarket, sometimes she takes to see my friends for a cup of tea, or even for a lovely walk at Stapenhill Gardens or the grounds of Tutbury Castle. She may also come back later in the day to help me up the stairs to bed. I am so grateful for Sarah and the rest of my team, they are like family and I don’t know what I’d do without them, I always look forward to seeing them and they really brighten up my day.”
There may be elements of personal care involved in this role.
Benefits & Hours:
- If you have availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings and every other weekend, then this position is ideal for you (we cannot offer school hours or full-time hours due to the nature of the work);
- Comprehensive welcome programme;
- Excellent training is provided;
- You will be making a difference every day and making a friend;
- They value their staff and their development, so they offer continuous training and support, with excellent progression opportunities. So, this could be the first step towards a rewarding career.
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 to a purely private client base, but the focus being on companionship.
Do you have a big heart? If you are excited by this opportunity to become a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, 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!
*Maureen is just an example of someone you will support
** 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.