Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Burton-on-Trent
£9.20 - £19.40 per hour
Part-time hours, 10-25 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 Irene*? There is no upper age limit and becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you.
We have part-time jobs available in Burton on Trent, Barton-under-Needwood, Tutbury, Anslow, Yoxall, Repton and Willington areas of Staffordshire. No experience is required as excellent training is provided. However, it is essential that you have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.
Irene* is 89 years old and a retired nurse she has always been independent whilst living in her own home. Last year Irene 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 Irene* 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, and 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.
Please note, there may be elements of personal care involved in this role.
Benefits & Hours:
- If you have availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings and every other weekend, then this position is ideal for you (we cannot offer school hours or full-time hours due to the nature of the work);
- Comprehensive welcome programme;
- Excellent training is provided;
- You will be making a difference every day and making a friend;
- They value their staff and their development, so they offer continuous training and support, with excellent progression opportunities. So, this could be the first step towards a rewarding career.
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, but the focus being on companionship.
Do you have a big heart? If you are excited by this opportunity to become a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, 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!
*Irene is just an example of someone you will support