Befriender & Companion (Like a Volunteer)

  • Location

    Headington, Oxfordshire, UK

  • Sector:

    Homecare

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £10.50 - £11.70 per hour

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

  • Contact email:

    mas@hscjobs.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    A/PVC/HEADINGTON/APR20

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-05-13

  • Consultant:

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We are seeking special people to become Befrienders & Companions who live in the Headington area of Oxfordshire to help vulnerable older adults in the local community, you could be a local hero. Even the smallest of things can make the biggest of differences in an older person’s life at this time, so if you have a few hours a week spare to help, then we would love to hear from you.

Your kindness and willingness to help out at a time of crisis could make you a local superhero, after all, not all heroes wear capes. Making a positive difference to an older person’s life in your community is a rewarding feeling like no other and it’s that spirit that will help the whole of the UK get through this. 

Who would you be joining?

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 communities across the UK. This exceptional service is different to any other care organisation in the area, providing a minimum of 1-hour home visits to a purely private client base, but the focus being on companionship. Their Director moved to the area in 2002, he notices a real shortage of high-quality person-centred care for older people locally. His passion is to deliver an improved quality of life and increased independence in an older person’s own homes, peace of mind for their families, a happy, engaged and fulfilled team. They have taken all the necessary steps to ensure their team are safe at this time too.

What would you be doing?

By becoming a Befriender & Companion you will be helping an older person in your local community not only combat loneliness, but also keep them safe. Everyone’s needs differ, some of their 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 getting some shopping for them. To be suitable for this role, are you:

  • Caring, compassionate and patient?
  • Do you have a great personality and would make a fantastic companion?
  • Willing to help someone with personal care needs when required?
  • A car driver with access to your own car?
  • Looking for a full or part-time role where you can make a difference?
  • Available for either early mornings, lunchtimes, evenings or a few hours at weekends?

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 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.