Befriender & Companion (Like a Volunteer)

  • Location

    Shoreham-by-Sea, UK

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  • Salary:

    £9.75 - £10.75 per hour

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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 We are looking for Befrienders & Companions (Like a volunteer) close to the Shoreham-by-Sea area of West Sussex, we need you. In a time like no other, where the whole country needs to pull together to beat the Coronavirus, we are looking for caring and empathetic individuals to become local stars and support older adults in the local community.

Sometimes it is the smallest acts of kindness that make the biggest difference! If you are the type of person who goes above and beyond for someone, and you feel you can help vulnerable people in your community during this worrying time, then we would love to hear from you.

Where do we have Befriender & Companion roles available and what do you need?

We have roles available in the Shoreham-by-Sea, Worthing, Lancing, Southwick, Hove and Henfield and surrounding areas. Experience is not essential as full training will be provided, just a big heart and a positive personality are required. However, it is essential that you hold a full UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle.

You could make a difference by joining this homecare provider

You could be joining a national, award-winning organisation with an outstanding brand and reputation in the care industry! This provider puts their client at the forefront of everything they do and help people to remain in the place they love the most, their home. Not only do they promote a minimum of 1-hour support, they make sure their team are perfectly matched to their clients, so you can build a lasting relationship!

What does the role involve?

All their clients’ needs vary as everyone is different. The main part of the role will be checking on their welfare and helping them get through a trying time where they need to socially distance themselves to keep safe. A big part of the role will be providing companionship, helping with domestic duties, preparing meals and helping with any medication. You will keep doing activities they enjoy at home such as baking, gardening, listening to old records or reminiscing about their memories with a nice cuppa. There may be elements of light personal care involved but this would be no different to what you may do for a friend or relative. If you also think about everything you do daily, you would be supporting someone to do the same.

Pay rates, benefits & hours

  • £9.75 per hour (weekdays), and £10.75 per hour (at weekends and after 7pm).
  • Full Time & Part Time (to include evenings and some weekend working)
  • Bank Staff – Hours to tailor the individual’s needs (will also include evenings and some weekend working).
  • Holiday pay & pension.
  • Full in-house training provided.

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 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.  

** We are looking to attract people who might be thinking of volunteering in their local community, someone just like you who wants to make a difference in their spare time!