Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Loughton
£9.85 - £18.00 per hour, plus mileage
Full and part-time hours available between 16-40 hours 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 Mary*? Have you have considered a role in the care sector? Are you a student seeking work for the holidays, weekends and/or evenings? Why not take this opportunity to gain experience whilst making a difference?
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 Epping, Loughton, Ongar, Theydon Bois, North Weald, Harlow, Nazeing, Waltham Abbey and surrounding areas of Essex. No experience is required, and it is preferred that you have a full driving licence.
My name is *Mary and I live in my own home with all my memories. Since my husband 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 small team of carers. One is called Emily and she comes to see me 5 times a week. 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 Emily 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 to go my dancing class with my friends. Some days she may also come back to help me up the stairs to bed. I am so grateful for Emily 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:
- Between 16-40 hours per week available. (Unfortunately, they cannot offer block school hours or full-time hours due to the nature of the work).
- You would need some availability for either early mornings, lunch times, afternoons and every other weekend.
- 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.
- Holiday pay;
- Excellent training is provided.
- The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day.
- This 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. This exceptional service is different to any other care organisation in the area, providing a minimum of 1-hour home visits, but the focus being on companionship, so you have time to get to know them. They are rated “Outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission, which is amazing.
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.
*Mary is just an example of someone you will support