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 Pauline*? 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 *Pauline and I live at home in my own house. Since my husband Tommy passed away, I am very lonely. Last year I started to struggle with the little things that so many people find easy and I can’t keep up with my daily duties as well as I once did. I might struggle to follow simple steps such as following a recipe and sometimes I can repeat myself. But I have a wonderful small team of carers who make such a difference. One is called Becky 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 Becky 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 for a nice stroll, or to my local singing group with my friends, it helps to bring back some beautiful memories of when I met Tom and I get to see my friends. Some days she may also come back to help me up the stairs to bed. I am so grateful for Becky and the rest of my team, they are angels in my eyes, and I don’t know what I’d do without them, I always look forward to seeing them.”
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.
*Pauline is just an example of someone you will support