Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

  • Location

    Cheam, Surrey, UK

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  • Salary:

    £9.50 per hour (increasing to £10.50 after probation) + fantastic benefits

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    Steve Vine

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    about 1 year ago

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Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Cheam

Are you looking for a rewarding career where you can make a difference to the life of an older person living in your local community? Becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you. Could you make a difference to someone like *Kathy?

We have flexible, guaranteed hours available in the Cheam, Banstead, Sutton, Epsom, Wallington, Carshalton, Belmont and Ewell areas of Surrey. No experience is required as excellent training is provided. It is essential that you have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.

My name is *Kathy and I live at home in my own house with all my memories. Since my husband Pete 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 lady called Sue 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. Sue 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 for a spot of fresh air and to do my shopping, or to my appointments or even to my weekly singing group. I love to sing. She prevents me from feeling isolated and her support means I can keep doing the things I love. Every day is different, and nothing is too much. Some days she may also come back to help me up the stairs to bed. I am so grateful for Sue, she is like my extended family and I don’t know what I’d do without her, I always look forward to seeing her.”

Be part of something special and join a fantastic homecare branch.

You could be joining a national, award-winning organisation with an outstanding brand and reputation in the care industry! This provider puts their client at the forefront of everything they do and help people to remain in the place they love the most, their home. Not only do they promote a minimum of 1-hour support, they make sure their carers are perfectly matched to their clients, so you can build a lasting relationship! There is a fun, friendly and supportive culture in the company. They have been rated as a 5* employer which shows how well they treat their team. They also actively promote from within, both Managers started as Care Assistants, so who knows where this opportunity may take you. 

Benefits & Hours

  • £9.50 per hour (increasing to £10.50 after probation);
  • Guaranteed, full and part-time hours available;
  • Enhanced weekend rate and bank holiday rate of £19.00 per hour;
  • 30p mileage allowance;
  • Hours to suit your commitments;
  • Opportunities to achieve NVQ/QCF qualifications;
  • Social evenings;
  • Bonuses for long service and vouchers for those going the extra mile;
  • Four weeks paid holiday per annum.

This is a truly rewarding job where you go home with the satisfaction of knowing you have made someone’s day and made a difference. If you are caring in nature, want to make a difference and want to start a career in care, then this Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion role is for you, so please click “apply.”

*Kathy is just an example of someone you would 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.