Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, High Wycombe
£10.00 - £12.00 per hour plus 30p-45p mileage allowance
Guaranteed hours for the right candidate, full or part time available
Becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you! Are you looking for a rewarding role and do you want to make a difference to someone like Barbara*? Maybe you are you retired/semi-retired and want to give something back?
There is no upper age limit for applications and we have roles available in the High Wycombe, Chesham, Amersham, The Chalfonts, Beaconsfield, Marlow, Bourne End, Gerrards Cross areas of Buckinghamshire and all the areas in between. It is essential that you have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.
Barbara* is 96 years old, she has lived in on her own since her husband died 20 years ago and has always been independent. Last year, Barbara 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. Barbara* is typical of someone you would become a Paid Volunteer & Companion for, 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, helping her to the shops maybe, or to appointments.
Would you like a job where you can really make a difference to someone’s life?
Our client is an award-winning provider who specialises in a consistent, bespoke, quality companionship led service to private clients in their own homes. With a minimum of one hour visits they believe this enables relationships to be central to the support they provide. You will provide your clients with companionship, home help, and assistance with their daily routines which may include taking them out into the community.
They introduce you to clients that live in your local area at the times that you are available. These clients will remain your clients throughout which will enable you to build a long and trusting relationship.
Benefits & Hours
- Ongoing support and full training provided so no experience is required;
- Holiday pay (accrue 1 hours paid holiday for every 8.28 hours worked);
- Pension scheme;
- £50 refer a friend scheme;
- In-house Learning and Development programme;
- Fully supported on-going training also working to achieve the Care Certificate;
- Opportunity to gain City & Guilds accredited Alzheimer's and Dementia Training;
- Opportunity to undertake a Level 2 Qualification in Health and Social Care.
This is an amazingly rewarding job! And you would have the opportunity to be part of a team that is genuinely passionate about providing high quality care and develop a rewarding career. So please click apply.
*Barbara is an example of someone you would support
** 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.**