Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

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    Basildon, Essex, UK

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  • Salary:

    £9.00 - £10.00 per hour + mileage allowance

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    Steve Vine

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Basildon

£9.00 - £10.00 per hour plus mileage allowance

Flexible part-time hours available

Are you looking for a rewarding career? Would you like to make a difference to the life of an older person and someone like Doris*? 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 available in Basildon, Wickford, Laindon, Langdon Hills, Canvey Island, Benfleet, Rayleigh, Pitsea, Hadleigh, Bowers Gifford and Vange areas. No experience is required as excellent ongoing training is provided. It is preferred that you have a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle.

“My name is *Doris and I live at home in my own house with all my memories. Since my husband passed away, it can get very lonely at times. Things I used to find easy are now becoming difficult and I can’t keep up with my daily duties. I have a wonderful small team of carers. One is called Christine and she comes to see me for an hour or so in mornings. Sometimes she helps to get me up in the morning, washed and dressed and makes my breakfast.

We sit and chat for a bit and then she will say goodbye, as I know she must go and visit someone else who needs help. Some days Christine comes 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. She sometimes takes me out to the local shops for a couple of hours, sometimes she takes with me to the garden centre and we have lunch. They also help me to continue to enjoy my hobbies  Some days she may also come back to help me up the stairs to bed. I am so grateful for Christine and the rest of my team, they are like my extended family and I don’t know what I’d do without them, I always look forward to seeing them”.

Benefits & Hours:

  • Double time on bank holidays;
  • 22p-45p mileage allowance after the first 10 miles,
  • Flexible part-time hours available - if you have some availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings or a couple of hours on alternate weekends, then this position could be ideal for you.
  • 100% attendance bonus,
  • Employee Assistance Programme;
  • Excellent award-winning training and support is provided including towards further qualifications so you can further your talents;
  • The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day, putting a smile on an older person’s face, being part of a wonderful team and knowing you have made a difference.

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.

*Doris is just an example of someone you will support