Befriender & Companion (Like a Volunteer)

  • Location

    Taunton, UK

  • Sector:

    Homecare

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £9.50 - £12.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Carol Raine

  • Contact email:

    mas@hscjobs.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    A/PVC/TAUNTON/APR20

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-05-01

  • Consultant:

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We are seeking Befrienders & Companions (Like a volunteer) who live in the Taunton and Wellington area of Somerset. This is a part-time job where you share your availability and we match you with clients within your available times. Guaranteed hours contracts are also available. You will need to be a car driver with access to reliable transport and have enough available time to suit our clients’ needs.

What would I be doing?

By becoming a Befriender & Companion you will be helping an older person in your local community not only combat loneliness but also help them stay independent. Everyone’s needs differ, some of our clients are more independent than others, you will be carefully matched to an older adult in your local area needing companionship and support.  This could vary from helping them to get up, get dressed, have breakfast to preparing a meal or taking them out for the day. To be a fantastic companion, are you:

  • Caring, compassionate and patient?
  • Do you have a great personality and would make a fantastic befriender?
  • A car driver with access to your own car?
  • Looking for a part-time job where you can make a difference?
  • Available for either early mornings, lunchtimes, evenings or alternate weekends?

Who would I be working for?

We are advertising on behalf of an award-winning provider who focus on a bespoke companionship led care service. They have won multiple awards over the years and have built an excellent reputation within their community. This exceptional service is different to any other care organisation in the area, providing a minimum of 1-hour home visits to a predominantly private client base, but the focus being on companionship. The service is family run and the owners have lived in the Taunton area all their live. They have a clear focus to deliver flexible, reliable high quality of care and companionship to older people in their local community.

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