Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

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    Cramlington, Northumberland, UK

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    £9.00 - £10.00 per hour + paid travel time + mileage allowance

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    Steve Vine

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    4 months ago

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Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Cramlington, Northumberland

£9.00-£10 per hour (double rate bank holidays)

Part-time, flexible hours available

Are you looking for a new and rewarding career for spring? Would you like to make a difference to 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 part-time jobs available in the Cramlington, Ponteland, Morpeth, North Gosforth, Fawdon, Callerton, Throckley, Newburn, Woolsington, Brunswick, Walbottle, Benwell, Scotswood, Chapel House, Chapel Park, Denton (West & East), Westerhope, Lemington, West Fenham, Worlton Grange, Kingston Park, Dinnington, Hazlerigg, Prudhoe, Wylam, Heddon-on-the-Wall areas. You would need to have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.

My name is *Norma and I live at home in my own house with all my memories. Since my husband John passed away, I am very lonely. Things I used to find easy are now becoming difficult and I can’t keep up with my daily duties. I have a wonderful carer called Michelle and she comes to see me 5 times a week. 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. Michelle 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, or we go in her car to Jesmond Dene for a walk by the water. Last week we went to Sanderson’s Arcade to meet my friend for a cuppa.  Some days she may also come back to help me up the stairs to bed. I am so grateful for Michelle, she is like my extended family and I don’t know what I’d do without her, I always look forward to seeing her.”

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 to a purely private client base, with a focus on supporting people reliably across the week so that they can remain living independently at home.

Benefits & Hours

  • Double time at bank holidays;
  • Paid Mileage 20p-45p per mile after first 14 miles, plus paid travel time and waiting time.
  • If you have some availability and can be flexible to provide support across the week, then this position is ideal for you;
  • Excellent training is provided;
  • Pension scheme;
  • Employee Assistance Program;
  • The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day and being part of a team rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

Do you have a big heart? If 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.

*Norma is just an example of someone you will support