Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Leicester
£9.50 - £20.00 per hour plus 22p mileage allowance
Part time hours
Becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you! Are you looking for part-time hours and want to make a difference to someone like Martha*? Are you retired/semi-retired and want a rewarding role to help someone in your local community?
We have part-time jobs available in the Leicester, Anstey, Beaumont Leys, Cropston, Groby, Glenfield, Markfield, Newtown Linford, Ratby, Rothley, Braunstone, Blaby, Eyres Monsell, Enderby, Kirby Muxloe, Leicester Forest East, South Wigston areas of West Leicestershire. You do not require experience; however, you will need to have a full UK driving licence with access to your own vehicle.
Martha* is 81 years old, she has lived in on her own since her husband died 4 years ago and has always been independent. Last year, Martha 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. Martha* is typical of someone you would support, she still wants to get out and about, but confidence stops her, that is where you come in. You would help her with daily routines that have become harder for her but also take her out and keep her independent and doing the things she has always done. This would be things like helping her get up in the morning, washed and dressed. Going shopping with her or taking her to do the things she loves like getting her hair done. You might also help her up to bed at night.
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.
Benefits & Hours
- Part-time hours that are flexible to suit your needs;
- 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;
- Continuous training and support towards further qualifications including Dementia and Alzheimer’s City & Guilds, as they want to invest in your future;
- Excellent training is provided;
- The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day.
If you are caring and compassionate, and you are excited by this wonderful opportunity to become a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, then we would love to hear from you, so please click “apply.”
** 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.
*Martha is just an example of someone you will support