Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

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    York, North Yorkshire

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    £9.40 - £18.00 per hour + mileage allowance

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    Steve Vine

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    3 months ago

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Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, York

£9.40 - £18.00 per hour plus mileage allowance

Part-time hours

Would you like a rewarding career like no other? Would you like to make a difference to the life of an older person and someone like Diana*? Maybe you have considered Volunteer jobs? Would you like to work for an outstanding care company?

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 York area of North Yorkshire. No experience is required as excellent training is provided. It is desirable that you have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.

Diana* is 83 years old, she has lived in on her own since her husband, Tom, died 8 years ago and has always been independent. Last year, Diana* 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. Diana* 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 with her morning, lunchtime, or evening routine. Going shopping with her on a Friday, taking her to the hairdressers every Wednesday maybe?

Benefits & Hours

  • Regular part-time, guaranteed hours between 8-25 hours per week (unfortunately, we cannot offer school hours or full-time hours due to the nature of the work);
  • 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.
  • Paid annual leave, pension scheme and benefits program;
  • A schedule that you can fit around your lifestyle;
  • Excellent training and support;
  • A truly rewarding job where the feeling of knowing you have helped someone is 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 at home. They have also been awarded “Outstanding” by the CQC, an amazing achievement. The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day and being part of a wonderful team.

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, and 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.

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