Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Newport
£9.50 per hour plus mileage allowance + paid travel time
Flexible full and part time hours available
Are you looking for a job like no other where you can truly make a difference to the life of an older person in your local community? We are looking for local superheroes to support people like Gwen* continue to do the things she loves and live life to the full. You could make a difference, it may not always be huge, but it will matter all the same.
There is no upper age limit for applications, becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you. We have clients in the Newport, Cardiff, Cyncoed, Duffyn, Ely, Highcross, Langstone, Lisvane, Llandough, Malpas, Marshfield, Ringland, Roath, St Mellons, Tongwynlais and surrounding areas. So, if you live in any of these areas, then we have plenty of local work for you. It is essential that you have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.
My name is *Gwen and I live at home in my own house. Since my husband Tom 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 Bethan 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 Bethan 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 do my shopping or to my local bingo game with my friends, it helps to keep doing the things I love. Some days she may also come back to help me up the stairs to bed. I am so grateful for Bethan 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 full and part time hours (bank hours also available);
- Holiday pay;
- Full training, support and induction provided;
- Support towards further qualifications and progression opportunities, so this could be the first step towards a long-lasting, rewarding career;
- Rewards and recognition for going the extra mile - everyone feels valued;
- Staff and family fundraiser events to bring everyone together;
- Being part of a friendly team and knowing you have made a difference, which is a feeling like no other.
Be part of something special and join a fantastic homecare branch.
You could be joining a national, award-winning organisation with an outstanding brand and reputation in the care industry! This provider puts their client at the forefront of everything they do and help people to remain in the place they love the most, their home. Not only do they promote a minimum of 1-hour support, they make sure you are perfectly matched to their clients, so you can build a lasting relationship!
If you are caring in nature, trustworthy, patient and you are excited by this special job opportunity, then we would love to hear from, so please click “apply.”
*Gwen is just 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.