Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Portishead
£9.00 - £22.00 per hour, plus 40-45p mileage allowance
Part-time contracted hours available
Would you like to make a difference to the life of an older person, someone like Cecilia*? Are you reliable and able to provide continuity of care to our clients? Have you considered Volunteer jobs? Are you looking for a rewarding career?
There is no upper age limit for applications, becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you. We have part-time jobs available in the Portishead, Redcliffe, Ashton, Kingsdown, Bedminster, Southville, Bower Ashton, Totterdown, Clifton, Failand, Stockwood, Long Ashton, Weston-in-Gordano, Chew Valley, Wrington, Nailsea and surrounding areas of West Bristol. No experience is required, and it is preferred that you have a full driving licence.
Cecilia* is 85 years old and a retired lecturer at Bristol University and has always been independent whilst living in her own home. Last year Cecilia 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 and housework have become harder for Cecilia* 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, or even 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 some 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.
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, but the focus being on companionship, so you have time to get to know them.
Benefits & Hours:
- Between 16-30 hours per week available. (Unfortunately, they cannot offer block school hours or full-time hours due to the nature of the work).
- 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.
- Holiday pay;
- Excellent training is provided.
- The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day.
- This isn’t just a job; you will be gaining a friend too!
If you have a big heart and you are excited by this opportunity, then we would love to hear from you. Within their organisation if you shine opportunities are created. They have ambitious plans for the future 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.
*Cecilia is an example of someone you would support.