Befriender & Companion (Like a Volunteer)

  • Location

    Basingstoke, UK

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  • Salary:

    £9.75 - £13.88 per hour + 25p mileage allowance + benefits

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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Befrienders & Companions (Like a volunteer job) close to the Basingstoke area of Hampshire, we need you. In a time like no other where the whole country needs to pull together, you could help support the most vulnerable older adults in the local community and get paid for it, but most importantly, make a difference at a time it is needed the most. It is essential that you are a car driver.

If you are a former Nurse, Care Assistant, Carer, hospitality worker, teacher or just someone with a caring heart who wants to help, then your community needs you. Our client provides full training and carefully matches you to their clients, so you can build a lasting, positive relationship.

Be part of a company making a difference everyday

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. They promote a minimum of 1-hour support so there’s no rushing between calls and you have the time to do your job well. The Director was inspired by his own experience of family members needing care and he had a desire to do something positive within the local community.

What does the role of a Befriender & Companion involve?

Please note, there will be elements of personal care (showering/bathing/dressing) involved in most of your visits

All their clients’ needs vary as everyone is different. The main part of the role will be checking on the client’s welfare and helping them get through a trying time and keep them safe. A big part of the role will be providing companionship, helping with domestic duties, getting them some shopping, preparing meals and helping with any medication. You will keep doing activities they enjoy at home such as 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. After all, not all heroes wear capes and sometimes it is the littlest acts of kindness that make the biggest difference.

Pay rates, benefits & hours

  • £ 9.75- £13.88 per hour, plus 25p mileage allowance and paid holidays.
  • Part-time hours available, hours available between 7am – 10pm.
  • Flexible working hours that you could fit around other commitments.
  • If you have some availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings and alternate weekends, then this position is ideal for you.
  • Pension scheme-subject to eligibility.
  • £150 refer a friend scheme.

How do I apply or ask a question?

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