Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

  • Location

    Swansea, UK

  • Sector:

    Homecare

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £7.70 - £8.50 (Under 25), £8.21 - 8.50 (Over 25); Double pay rate for bank holidays, 25p per mile allowance + paid travel time based on your hourly rate

  • Contact:

    Carol Raine

  • Contact email:

    apply@managedadvertising.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    A/PVC/SWANSEA

  • Published:

    6 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-12-20

  • Consultant:

    Carol Raine

Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Swansea

Guaranteed part time hours available

Are you looking for a rewarding career? Would you like to make a difference to the life of an older person and someone like Maureen*? 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 part time roles available in Port Talbot, Neath, Llanelli and surrounding areas of Swansea. 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.

Maureen* is 83 years old, she has lived on his own since her husband Bob died 10 years ago and has always been independent. Last year, Maureen had a fall whilst out shopping and it knocked her confidence somewhat. She stopped going out and even became scared of the stairs in her own house and would often sleep on the sofa rather than go to bed. Maureen* is typical of someone you would help, she still wants to get out and about, but confidence stops her, that is where you come in. You would help her with daily routines that have become harder for her but also take her out and keep her independent and doing the things she has always done. This would be things like helping her with his morning, lunchtime, or evening routine, or assisting with personal care where required, reminding her to take medication. Going shopping with her or taking her on an outing every week?

Please note there will be elements of personal care like showering, bathing during some visits.

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 and 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

  • £7.70 weekdays-£8.50 weekends (Under 25), £8.21 weekdays-£8.50 weekends (Over 25); Double pay rate for bank holidays plus 25p per mile allowance plus paid travel time based on your hourly rate;
  • You must have some availability early morning, daytime, evening and 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

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.

*Maureen is just an example of someone you will support