Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

  • Location

    Duston, Northamptonshire, UK

  • Sector:

    Homecare

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £9.45 - £9.95 per hour + mileage allowance (double time on bank holidays)

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

  • Contact email:

    mas@hscjobs.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    A/PVC/DUSTON/FEB20

  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-03-16

  • Consultant:

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If you are looking for a new and rewarding career in the Northampton area, then becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you. We have roles in the Dutson area of Northampton. No experience is required as excellent training will be provided. However, you must have a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle.

This is a role where you make a difference in a person’s life and end each day with a feeling like no other. No one should feel alone. Over a million older people in the UK say they can go a month without speaking to a friend, relative or neighbour. As a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, you can help prevent this. Sometimes the smallest acts, make the biggest difference.  

Be part of something special

We are advertising on behalf of 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. The Directors are a husband and wife team previously who have a passion to provide the highest standard of care and go above and beyond for those that need support.

Sound good? What does the Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion role involve?

All their clients’ needs vary, from providing companionship to assisting with personal care which can helping someone finish getting dressed or up the stairs and into bed. You may also help with domestic duties & prepare meals, give them a medication reminder or taking them out to continue to do the things they love. If you also think about everything you do daily, you would be supporting someone to do the same. The kind of things that you would do for a friend or relative, and what you would expect for yourself when you’re older.

What are the pay rates, hours & benefits?

  • £9.45 - £9.95 per hour plus mileage allowance (double time on bank holidays);
  • Full and part-time hours - If you have some availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings and a few hours on alternate weekend, then this position is ideal for you. (unfortunately, we cannot offer school hours due to the nature of the work);
  • Continuous support including their very own Learning and Development Program;
  • Making a difference to someone’s everyday life is the biggest benefit and motivator for doing this job, along with building lasting relationships.

If you are caring in nature, trustworthy, patient and understanding and want to make a difference why not do something rewarding.

How do I apply or ask a Question?

We are Managed Advertising Solutions Ltd; we act as an Advertising Agency on behalf of the end employer. If you have any questions about this Care Assistant & Companion role, or, you wish to apply please click on the apply button. Once you have applied, we would carry out an initial pre-screen of your application, your CV & application is then passed to the end employer who would then contact you directly to progress your application further. This would usually be within 24-72 hours of applying and this telephone conversation is for you to ask any questions you may have and the end employer to find out more about you. 

** 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.