Befriender & Care Companion

  • Location

    Kidderminster, UK

  • Sector:

    Homecare

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £9.50 - £10.00 per hour + Double pay bank holidays + paid mileage

  • Contact:

    Carol Raine

  • Contact email:

    mas@hscjobs.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    A/PVC/KIDDERMINSTER/APR20

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-05-13

Befriender & Care Companion is such a rewarding role and in this current moment, we need you more than ever in the Kidderminster area of Worcestershire. Are you looking for a role where you can make a difference to someone in your local community, someone like Irene*?

This could be the most rewarding role you ever take on especially with the current situation in the country. You could be a local star and help the most vulnerable in the community, knowing you have helped someone is a feeling like no other. 

Part of the role is to help someone with bathing/showering/toileting and other elements of personal care during your visit

Locations & Criteria

We have full and part-time jobs available in the Kidderminster, Stourport on Severn, Cookley, Kinver and surrounding areas. If you have a big heart and a positive personality, then becoming one of our Paid Volunteers, Befrienders & Companions could be perfect for you. There is no upper age limit for applications, but it is essential that you are have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.

Irene is 85 years old; she has lived in on her own since her husband died 6 years ago and has always been independent. Last year, Irene 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. Irene is typical of someone you would support. 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 and some elements of personal care. 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 domiciliary 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, providing a minimum of 1-hour home visits and you will always see the same clients. The owner started the service to do something more rewarding and make a difference in her local community.

Benefits & Hours

  • £9.00 - £9.50 per hour.
  • 25p travel allowance.
  • Travel time is paid at National Minimum wage
  • Between 10-30 hours per week available - guaranteed hours' contract if you have the right availability.
  • 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.
  • Holiday pay.
  • Chocolates and a FREE meal for two, when you pick up additional hours.
  • Excellent in-house training is provided.
  • The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day.

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 Volunteer, Befriender & Companion role, 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. 

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