Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Northampton
£9.45 - £9.95 per hour plus mileage allowance (double time on bank holidays)
Flexible hours available – 20-30 hours plus per week
Are you looking for a rewarding career? Would you like to make a difference to the life of an older person and someone like Norma*? 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 hours available in the NN1, NN2, NN4 and NN5 areas of Northampton. Experience is preferred but not essential as excellent training is provided. It is essential that you have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.
My name is *Norma and I have lived on my own for several years since my husband George passed away. My daughter and grandchildren live in Australia, 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 Rachel 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 Rachel 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 Rachel will take me out to do my shopping, sometimes she takes me for a lovely walk in the 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 Rachel 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 based in your local area;
- Full-time hours are available, 20 – 30 hours plus per week (unfortunately, we cannot offer school hours due to the nature of the work);
- The hours will include early mornings, evenings and alternate weekends;
- Paid annual leave;
- Excellent training is provided.
- Becoming a Companion isn’t just a job, you will be gaining a friend too!
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. They have recently been awarded “Outstanding” by the CQC, which is an amazing achievement. This exceptional service is different to any other care organisation in the area, providing a minimum of 1-hour home visits to a purely private client base, but the focus being on companionship.
If you are excited by this opportunity to become a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, then we want to hear from you. You can make a difference in your local area and brighten a person’s day which is a wonderful feeling.
** 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.
*Norma is just an example of someone you will support