Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

  • Location:

    Leicester, UK

  • Sector:

    Homecare

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £9.50 - £10.00 per hour + 22p - 45p mileage allowance

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

  • Contact email:

    mas@hscjobs.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    A/PVC/WLEICESTER/APR20

  • Published:

    6 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-05-05

  • Consultant:

    Steve Vine

Becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion is such a rewarding role and in this current moment, we need you more than ever in the Leicester area. Are you looking for a role where you can make a difference to someone in your local community, someone like Elsie*?

This could be the most rewarding role you ever take on especially with the current situation in the country. If you have a big heart and a positive personality, then becoming one of our Paid Volunteers, Befrienders & Companions could be perfect for you. It is essential that you are have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.

We have part-time jobs available in the Anstey, Beaumont Leys, Cropston, Groby, Glenfield, Markfield, Newtown Linford, Ratby, Rothley, Braunstone, Blaby, Eyres Monsell, Enderby, Kirby Muxloe, Leicester Forest East, South Wigston areas of West Leicestershire.

Elsie* is 86 years old, she has lived in on her own since her husband died 7 years ago and has always been independent. Last year, Elsie 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. She also wouldn’t leave her house, not even into the garden in case she had another fall. Elsie* is typical of someone you would become a Care Assistant & Companion for. You would help her with daily routines that have become harder for her but also help to keep her independent and doing the things she has always done. This would be things like helping her with her morning, lunchtime, or evening routine. Getting her a bit of shopping, keeping her home tidy, helping to prepare meals and reminding her to take her medication. She also loves to get out in the garden and in the warmer months loves nothing more than a slice of cake, a brew and a natter in her lovely garden. It’s her pride and joy. 

Come and join the best!

Working for an award-winning provider of companionship led care, we have won multiple awards over the years! We are bespoke - different to any other care organisation in the area, providing care visits to a purely private client base, but the focus being on companionship. Our Directors are a husband and wife team, who after experiencing a poor care for their own mother realised how high-quality care can make a real difference to people’s lives and lives of their families.

Benefits & Hours

  • £9.50 - £10.00 per hour plus 22p – 45p per mile mileage allowance
  • If you have some availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings or a couple of hours on a weekend, then this position is ideal for you.
  • Pension scheme and paid holidays.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Continuous training and support towards further qualifications including Dementia and Alzheimer’s City & Guilds.
  • Excellent training is provided.

Making a difference to someone’s everyday life is so rewarding, along with creating lots of memories and knowing you have contributed to making someone’s day that bit happy and easier.

How do you 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 Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion 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. 

Elsie* is just a typical example of someone you would support.

** Please note this is not a Volunteer Job it is paid employment; however, we are looking to attract people just like you, someone who wants to make a difference in their spare time!