Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Saltash
£10.00 per hour plus mileage allowance
Full and part-time hours available
Are you looking for a rewarding career? Would you like to make a difference to the life of an older person and someone like May*? As their Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, your role would be helping them to stay independent in their own home as well continuing to do all the activities they love.
We have jobs available in the Saltash, Torpoint, Bude, Tavistock, Plymouth, St. Mellion, Widemouth, Liskeard, Davidstow, Callington, Holsworthy, Tideford, Lydford, Princetown, Yelverton, Buckland Monachorum, Launceston, Gunnislake, Peter Tavy and surrounding areas. It is essential that you have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.
May* is 82 years old and a retired teacher and has always been independent whilst living in her own home. Last year May 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 May* and so has getting out in the community and doing the things she loves such as going for a walk along Summerleaze beach. That is where you come in. You may help May with her with her morning, lunchtime, or evening routine, or even with elements of personal care. You might help her with her shopping, keeping her home tidy 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.
Benefits & Hours:
- Full and part time hours available;
- No experience is required as excellent training is provided;
- If you have some availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings or a couple of hours on a weekend, then this position is ideal for you;
- Staff discount schemes and counselling service;
- Continuous training and support, with ongoing career progression opportunities;
- 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. The owner opened the service based on her own experiences in the care sector, so they understand how to provide the best possible support to make a difference to the lives of older people in the local community. 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 have a big heart and you are excited by this opportunity to become a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, then we would love to hear from you. They make a big difference every day to older people in the community and you could be part of that!
*May is just an example of someone you will 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.