Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

  • Location

    Christchurch, Bournemouth, UK

  • Sector:

    Homecare

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £10.20-£10.70 per hour plus mileage allowance

  • Contact:

    Carol Raine

  • Contact email:

    apply@managedadvertising.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    A/PVC/CHRISTCHURCH

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-04-24

  • Consultant:

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We are looking for people who are perhaps looking for Volunteer jobs to become a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion* in the Christchurch area of Dorset. Caring people like me! No experience is necessary as excellent training is provided, being a car driver is essential. 

Could I be a Paid Volunteer?

Lots of my colleagues were looking for full and part-time jobs that offers them reward, they are all very caring, passionate individuals who want to make a difference to older people living in their local community, many of us have looked after a relative and realised just how rewarding it can be. We have people working for us from all walks of life and all ages, in fact there is no upper age limit!  

You do need to be available some early mornings, lunchtimes, evening and ideally a few hours on alternate weekend too. I wouldn’t describe this as a job, I would describe it as a vocation. 

Last week when my sons school was closed my husband took the day off without pay to look after him, because he feels that me supporting older people to remain in their own home is more important than any other job!

Who would I be a Paid Volunteer & Befriender to?

Peter is an ex fire officer who has early onset dementia. Perry is a very tall handsome man who absolutely loves ballroom dancing and used to attend a regular dance club in Christchurch. Since his illness he hasn’t been able to continue with his much-loved hobby, this has made Peter quite sad.  So, Peter’s family contacted the company I work for, to arrange for Peter to have a companion. Because they carefully match us to our clients, the fact that I loved dancing too was perfect! I take Peter to his dancing club every Tuesday and I get to dance too. I will never forget Peter’s face when I took him back. He was over the moon. 

(Peter is just an example of someone you may support)

Who would I be working for?

The company I work for are a very bespoke provider of companionship led care and support to older people living in their own homes. They are unique because they can provide companionship, as well as care & support so when a loved one is assessed and they are deemed not to need care, this is where they can make a massive difference as they can provide companionship as soon as it is needed. I have been a companion now for Peter for 2 years he has declined in health and his needs have changed, but at least he knows his support wont change. 

How do I apply?

We are Managed Advertising Solutions Ltd; we act as an Advertising Agency on behalf of the end employer. If you have any questions about the job, 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.  

**This is not a Volunteer job, it is paid employment, but we are looking to attract people that would look for volunteering type jobs as they usually have all the right values that we would look for.