Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Packington
£9.40 - £9.65 per hour (Double Pay Bank Holidays) plus paid mileage
Flexible full and part-time hours
Are you looking for a rewarding career? Would you like to make a difference to the life of an older person and someone like Rita*? Maybe you have considered Volunteer jobs?
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 Packington, Derby, Swadlincote and surrounding area of South Derby. No experience is required as excellent training is provided. It is essential that you have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.
My name is *Rita and I live at home in my own house with all my memories. Since my husband John 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 small team of carers. One is called Helen and she comes to see me 5 times a week. Sometimes 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. Some days Helen 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 for a walk around the gardens at Calke Abbey when the weather is good. Last week Helen took me to Oaklands Village to meet my friends for a cup of tea. Some days she may also come back to help me up the stairs to bed. I am so grateful for Helen and the rest of my team, they are like my extended family and I don’t know what I’d do without them, I always look forward to seeing them.”
Benefits & Hours:
- Flexible hours available - if you have some availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings or a couple of hours on alternate weekends, then this position could be ideal for you.
- 20p- 45p paid mileage;
- Benefits scheme including retail vouchers;
- Employee Assistance Programme;
- Excellent award-winning training and support is provided including City and Guilds accredited courses so you can further your talents;
- The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day, putting a smile on an older person’s face and being part of a wonderful team.
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 remain independent at home.
If you have a big heart and 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.
*Rita is just an example of someone you will support