Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Hitchin
£9.50 - £20.00 per hour plus mileage allowance
Part-time hours, up to 20 hours including mornings, early evenings & alternate weekends
Are you looking for Part-Time hours, have you ever considered a job in the care sector and want to make a difference to someone like Ian*? 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 roles available in Hitchin, Letchworth, Royston, Stevenage, Baldock, Knebworth and surrounding villages of North Hertfordshire. No experience is required as excellent training is provided. However, it is essential that you have a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle.
Ian* is 75 years old, he has lived on his own since his wife died 15 years ago and has always been independent. Last year, Ian had a fall whilst out shopping and it knocked his confidence somewhat. He stopped going out and even became scared of the stairs in his own house and would often sleep on the sofa rather than go to bed. Ian* is typical of someone you would help, he still wants to get out and about, but confidence stops him, that is where you come in. You would help him with daily routines that have become harder for him but also take him out and keep him independent and doing the things he has always done. This would be things like helping him with his morning, lunchtime, or evening routine, or assisting with personal care where required, reminding him to take medication. Going shopping with him or taking him on an outing every week?
Come and join the best!
You could be joining an award-winning national brand who have been voted as a 5* employer. They focus on a companionship led care service. They have won multiple awards over the years and just been voted as OUTSTANDING by CQC. They 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. Imagine having Dementia but still being able to go to your dancing class on a Saturday, still being able to pick up your pension, still going into town on a Wednesday for cream tea! You would be helping make these things happen every day!
Benefits & Hours
- Paid double time bank holidays;
- Part-time hours, building up to 20 hours per week are available including mornings, early evenings & few hours on alternate weekends;
- There is excellent ongoing training and support package provided
- Employee benefits scheme including retail discounts
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Regular clients at regular times
- Warm first introduction to each client
- The biggest benefit of all is making that difference every day
- Becoming a companion isn’t just a job, you will be gaining a friend too!
If you have a big heart and are excited by a new opportunity within a growing, successful business, 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.
*Ian is just an example of someone you will support