Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Chesham
£10.25 - £12.00 per hour plus 30p-45p mileage allowance
Part time hours and guaranteed hours contracts available for the right person
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 and guaranteed hours contracts available for the right person available the Chesham, High Wycombe, Amersham, The Chalfonts, Beaconsfield, Marlow, Bourne End, Gerrards Cross areas of Buckinghamshire and all the areas in between. 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 *Joyce and I have lived on my own for several years since my husband Bob passed away. My daughter and grandchildren live in New Zealand, 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 Kate 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 Kate 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 Kate will take me out to do my shopping at the supermarket, sometimes she takes me for a lovely walk around Cliveden Manor House and gardens or to my local day centre to see my friends for a cup of tea, Sometimes we go down by the river to Marlow Park and a bit of lunch. She may also come back later in the day to help me up the stairs to bed. I am so grateful for Kate 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:
- Ongoing support and full training provided so no experience is required;
- Holiday pay (accrue 1 hours paid holiday for every 8.28 hours worked);
- Pension scheme;
- £100 refer a friend scheme;
- In-house Learning and Development programme;
- Fully supported on-going training also working to achieve the Care Certificate;
- Opportunity to gain City & Guilds accredited Alzheimer's and Dementia Training;
- Opportunity to undertake a Level 2 Qualification in Health and Social Care.
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.
*Joyce is just an example of someone you will support