We are looking for people to become a Befrienders & Companions (Like a volunteer) in the Shoreham area of Kent. No experience is necessary as excellent training is provided; Car Drivers essential.
Could I be a Befriender & Companion?
People that join us tend to be looking for a part-time job that offers them reward, they also tend to be very caring, passionate individuals who want to make a difference to older people living in their local community, they have often looked after a relative themselves 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 a weekend too. I wouldn’t describe this as a job, I would describe it as a vocation.
Who would I be a Befriender & Companion to?
Betty* is 90 years old, she has lived in on her own since her husband died 10 years ago and has always been independent. Last year, Betty 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. Betty* is typical of someone you would become a Companion for, she still wants to get out and about, but confidence stops her, that is where you come in. You would help her with daily routines that have become harder for her such as getting her out of bed and dressed, but also take her out and keep her independent and doing the things she has always done. This could be things such as getting her shopping for her or her prescription, or even just sitting with her and having a chat and a cuppa.
**(Betty is just an example of someone you may support)
Do you have a big heart? If this job excites you, we want to hear from you! Becoming a Befriender & Companion to an older adult is not only rewarding, but you will be gaining a friend too!
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.
** We are trying to attract people who are looking for a volunteer job in their local community, someone just like you who wants to make a difference in their spare time!