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 Robert*? 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.
Robert* is 92 years old and a retired PE teacher and has always been independent whilst living in his own home. Last year Robert started to struggle with little things that so many of us find simple. He would struggle to follow simple steps such as following a recipe when cooking a meal, he might repeat a lot of things he has already said, and he wouldn’t be able to concentrate on his books like he used to. Daily routines have become harder for Robert* and so has getting out and about doing the things he enjoys. That is where you come in. You may help him with his morning, lunchtime, or evening routine, or even with elements of personal care. You might take him to her local singing group, music really helps him remember special memories from his past, or you might help him with some shopping or making a healthy meal. You would be helping him continue to be himself and do the things he loves and remain in his own home, a rewarding feeling like no other.
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.
*Robert is just an example of someone you will support