Paid Volunteer Befriender & Companion, Burnage
£9.50 - £10.00 per hour + 25p mileage allowance
Part time hours
Are you looking for a rewarding career where you can make a difference? Would you like to make a difference to someone like Ruby*? 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 Burnage, Chorlton and Whalley Range, Stretford, Didsbury, West Didsbury, Urmston, Old Trafford, Flixton areas of Manchester.
Ruby* is 84 years old and a retired lecturer at University of Manchester and has always been independent whilst living in her own home. Last year Ruby started to struggle with little things that so many of us find simple. She would struggle to follow simple steps such as following a recipe when cooking a meal, she might repeat a lot of things she has already said, and she wouldn’t be able to concentrate on her books like she used to. Daily routines have become harder for Ruby* and so has getting out and about doing the things she enjoys. That is where you come in. You may help her with her morning, lunchtime, or evening routine, or even with elements of personal care. You might take her to her local singing group, music really helps her remember special memories from her past, or you might help her with her shopping or making a healthy meal. You would be helping her continue to be herself and do the things she loves and remain in her own home, a rewarding feeling like no other.
Join an organisation that makes a difference
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 organisations in the area, providing a minimum of 1-hour home visits to a purely private client base, but the focus being on companionship. This provider was setup based on the owner’s personal experience of care received by his father and the belief that care should not be rushed and should be person centred.
Benefits & Hours
- Part time hours are available between 10-30 hours per week. (Unfortunately, we cannot offer school hours or full-time hours due to the nature of the work)
- You would need some availability early mornings, lunch times, afternoons, evenings and a few hours on alternate weekends.
- Excellent training is provided.
- The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day.
- Becoming a Companion isn’t just a job, you will be gaining a friend too!
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, and 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.
* Ruby is just an example of someone you will support