Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

  • Location

    Bromley UK

  • Sector:

    Homecare

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £10.00 per hour + 45p mileage allowance

  • Contact:

    Carol Raine

  • Contact email:

    mas@hscjobs.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    A/PVC/BROMLEY

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-03-01

  • Consultant:

    Carol Raine

Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Bromley

£10.00 per hour + up to 45p mileage allowance

Part-time hours

Are you looking for a new and rewarding career in the New Year? Would you like to make a difference to someone like Joe*? 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 hours available in the Bromley, Orpington, Sunridge, Downham, Shortlands, Beckenham, Elmers End, Keston & Leaves Green, Chislehurst, Elmstead, Bickley, Farnborough Common and surrounding areas of Greater London. No experience is required as excellent training is provided. It is preferred that you have a driving licence but not essential.

My name is *Joe and I live at home in my own house with all my memories. Since my wife passed away, I am very lonely. Things I used to find easy are now becoming difficult and I can’t keep up with my daily duties. I have a wonderful carer called Sarah and she comes to see me 5 times a week. 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. Sarah 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 the local shops or to go see my friends. Some days she may also come back to help me up the stairs to bed. I am so grateful for Sarah, she is like my extended family and I don’t know what I’d do without her, I always look forward to seeing her.”

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 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 go into town on a Wednesday for a cuppa and doing the things you love. You would be helping make these things happen every day!

Benefits & Hours

  • 25p mileage (after first 10 miles), 45p per hour when travelling with clients;
  • Excellent training is provided;
  • Opportunities for career progression and support towards further qualifications;
  • If you have availability early mornings, or lunchtimes, or afternoons or evenings and alternate weekends, then this position is ideal for you;
  • The biggest benefit of all is doing a rewarding job and making a difference every day;
  • Becoming a Companion isn’t just a job, you will be gaining a friend too!

Do you have a big heart? If 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.

*Joe is just an example of someone you will support