Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

  • Location

    East Grinstead, West Sussex

  • Sector:

    Homecare

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £9.00 - £10.00 per hour + mileage allowance (double time on bank holidays)

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

  • Contact email:

    mas@hscjobs.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    A/PVC/EGRINSTEAD

  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-06-27

  • Consultant:

    #

Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, East Grinstead

£9.00 - £10.00 per hour plus mileage allowance (double time on bank holidays)

Flexible 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 Joyce*? 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 hours available in the East Grinstead, Crawley, Copthorne, Horley, Lingfield, Felbridge and surrounding areas of West Sussex. No experience is required as excellent training is provided. It is essential that you have a driving licence and access to a vehicle. There may be elements of personal care involved in this role.

“My name is *Joyce and I have lived on my own for several years since my husband Henry passed away. My daughter and grandchildren live in America, 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 come 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 my appointments, to get my shopping or sometimes she takes for a lovely walk in Tilgate Park. It’s so nice to get out and about as I’m not so confident on my own. 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.”

Benefits & Hours:

  • Flexible hours available - including early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings and weekends;
  • Due to the nature of the client’s needs you must be available to work either every alternate weekend or one day of the weekend;
  • Mileage allowance;
  • Pension scheme;
  • Benefits scheme including discounts from high street shops;
  • Employee Assistance Programme to look after your well-being too;
  • Excellent training and support are provided;
  • 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. The service was started on the Director’s personal experience of caring for his Grandparents and an understanding on how high-quality care can provide peace of mind to both clients and their families. This exceptional service is different to any other care organisation in the area, providing a minimum of 1-hour home visits helping older people remain independent at home.

If you have a big heart and 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.

** 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.

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

Health & Social Care Jobs are advertising this role on behalf of our partner and we are not the end employer.