Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Olney
£9.40 - £10.15 per hour + mileage allowance
Contracted 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 Patricia*? Have you ever considered a role in the care sector? Are you a student seeking work for the holidays, weekends and/or evenings? Why not take this opportunity to gain experience whilst making a difference?
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 Olney, Milton Keynes, Buckingham, Newport Pagnell, Wolverton, Stony Stratford, Hanslope, Castlethorpe, Bletchley, Woburn, Woburn Sands, Winslow and surrounding areas. Experience is not essential as full training is provided. However, it is essential that you have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.
Patricia* is 89 years old and a retired department store manager and has always been independent whilst living in her own home. Last year Patricia 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 have become harder for Patricia* 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 her 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.
You will be helping with washing, bathing, toileting, dressing and other elements of personal care during most visits.
Benefits & Hours:
- Up to 25 contracted hours per week depending on experience and availability (Unfortunately, we can’t offer only school terms hours due to the nature of this job;
- You must have some availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, 2 evenings per week and be able to work alternate weekends to apply;
- Holiday pay;
- Pension scheme and cash plans scheme (discount for dentist, opticians, physio, osteopath);
- Employee Assistance Programme;
- 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!
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.
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, and you could be part of that!
Do you have a big heart? If you are excited by this job opportunity, we want to hear from you. Becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion to an older adult is a very rewarding role, so please click apply.
*Patricia 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.