Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Caterham
£9.75 - £11 per hour plus 25p-45p mileage allowance
Sleepovers & Waking Night shifts available £85.00-£117.00 per shift
Flexible part-time hours
Are you looking for a new rewarding career to start in January 2020? Would you like to make a difference to the life of an older person and someone like Sarah*? Have you ever considered a role in the care sector? Why not take this opportunity to gain experience whilst making a difference?
We have part-time jobs available in Caterham, Redhill, Reigate, Tandridge, Coulsdon, Westerham and surrounding areas of Surrey and Kent. No experience is necessary. However, it is essential that you have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle. (If you’re learning to drive or will shortly have access to a car, then we would still be interested in speaking to you).
Sarah* is 81 years old and a retired Librarian, she has always been independent whilst living in her own home. Last year Sarah 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 Sarah* 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.
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 2-hour home visits to a purely private client base, with a focus on supporting people reliably across the week so that they can remain living independently at home.
Benefits & Hours
- You would need some availability early mornings, lunch times, afternoons, evenings and alternate weekends;
- Sleepover hours are 21.00 hours – 07.00 hours (Monday - Thursday £85.00, Friday - Sunday 100.00);
- Waking Nights rate (Monday - Thursday £97.50, Friday- Sunday £117.00);
- Excellent training is provided;
- Pension scheme;
- Employee Assistance Program;
- The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day and being part of a team rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.
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.
*Sarah is just an example of someone you will support