Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Plymouth, Devon
£10.00 per hour plus mileage allowance
Full and part-time hours available
Are you looking for a rewarding role in your local community? Could you make a difference to the life of an older person? Could you support someone like *Roger? 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 Plymouth, Torpoint, Bude, Tavistock, Saltash, 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.
“My name is *Roger and I have lived on my own for several years since my wife Audrey passed away. My daughter Sarah and 2 grandchildren live in Australia, so sometimes I can get very lonely and I can’t always do the things that used to be so simple. I have a wonderful small team of care companions who make such a difference to my life. One is called Bethany and she comes to see me 5 times a week. She will help to get me up in a morning, help me to get washed and dressed, assist with any personal care, and make me some breakfast and a cup of tea. It’s lovely to see a friendly face first thing in the morning.
“Some days Bethany will come back to see me at lunch time, she 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. Other days Bethany will take me out to do some shopping at the supermarket, or for a nice stroll, or just for a cuppa at a local café, it’s lovely to get time to chat and have a bit of company. Bethany loves hearing my life stories and I have quite a few tales to tell. She may also come back later in the day to help me up the stairs to bed. I am so grateful for Bethany and the rest of my team, they are like angels in my eyes, I don’t know what I’d do without them. I always look forward to seeing them and they really brighten up my day.”
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. 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. You will be part of an organisation who make a difference every day, this is a feeling like no other.
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. Within their organisation if you shine opportunities are created. They have ambitious plans for the future; and you could be part of that!
*Roger 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.