Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

  • Location

    Carshalton, UK

  • Sector:

    Homecare

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £9.50 - £19.00 per hour + 30p mileage allowance + benefits

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

  • Contact email:

    mas@hscjobs.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    C/PVC/CARSHALTON/OCT19

  • Published:

    28 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-10-31

  • Consultant:

    Steve Vine

Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Carshalton

Are you looking for a rewarding career where you can make a difference to the life of an older person living in your local community? Becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you. Could you make a difference to someone like *Elizabeth?

We have flexible, guaranteed hours available in the Carshalton, Banstead, Epsom and Sutton areas of Surrey. No experience is required as excellent training is provided. It is essential that you have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.

My Mother *Elizabeth has lived in her own home since my Dad, John, passed away a few years ago. I try to get down to see her as often as I can, but I live and work a few hours away. Last year Mum started to struggle with little things that so many of us take for granted such as keeping up with her chores and she would often forget things and get upset. She had a fall and started to stop going out, she become isolated and would often be frightened of the stairs, so she would sleep downstairs. But since we got a wonderful small team of carers there has been such a difference to Mum’s life.

They visit a few times a week and help Mum get up in the morning, washed and dressed and make sure she’s had a cuppa and something to eat. It’s lovely for Mum to see a friendly face and have someone to chat with.  They remind her to take medication, do a little housework and take her to do her shopping. They even take Mum to a singing group with her friends which is brilliant because Mum use to be singer and the music makes her so happy and reminds her of precious memories with Dad. Some days they will come back and help Mum up to bed. I am so, so grateful to every one of the team, they are angels in my eyes, and give me peace of mind. Just having someone close makes such a difference to Mum, they have helped her smile again and she thinks of them all as family and so do I.”

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 their carers are perfectly matched to their clients, so you can build a lasting relationship!

 

Benefits & Hours

  • £9.50 per hour (increasing to £10.50 after probation);
  • Guaranteed, full and part-time hours available;
  • Enhanced weekend rate and bank holiday rate of £19.00 per hour;
  • 30p mileage allowance;
  • Hours to suit your commitments;
  • Opportunities to achieve NVQ/QCF qualifications;
  • Social evenings;
  • Bonuses for long service and vouchers for those going the extra mile;
  • Four weeks paid holiday per annum.

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 their carers are perfectly matched to their clients, so you can build a lasting relationship!

This is a truly rewarding job where you go home with the satisfaction of knowing you have made someone’s day and made a difference. If you are caring in nature, want to make a difference and want to start a career in care, then this Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion role is for you, so please click “apply.”

*Elizabeth 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.