Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Bodmin & Mid Cornwall
If you are looking for a new and rewarding career for 2020, then we could have what you are looking for. Do you find yourself wanting a more fulfilling role? Maybe you are retired/semi-retired, and you are looking for a role where you can give something back? A role where you can make a positive difference to the life of an older person living in your local community? If so, then becoming one of our Paid Volunteers, Befrienders & Companions could be perfect for you.
Does this sound like the role for you?
“I have been part of this company for over 2-years now. I retired from the Police force but needed something to do to fill my time, but also something where I could still make a difference in a persons’ life. Then I found this role. The main part of my role is helping older adults continue living in their homes surrounded by all their treasured memories is the most amazing thing I have done.
No two days are ever the same and I never have the Monday blues. I support an older gentleman called Ernie who is wonderful. I help him get up in the morning, get dressed and make him some breakfast. I will then go back at lunch time to prepare him something to eat, do a spot of cleaning and have a chat, he has a lot of stories about his life that make me smile and laugh. The company do a minimum of 1-hour visits so I’m never rushed and can spend quality time with my clients. I also support an older lady called Nora, she loves a trip out to Carlyon Bay and a walk along the coast, and I struggle to keep up with her. I don’t see this as a job, it’s a privilege, I only wish I had done it sooner.”
We have jobs available in the Bodmin, Tywardreath, St Austell, Par, Fowey, Carlyon Bay, Lostwithiel, Wadebridge, Charlestown, Padstow and surrounding areas. It is essential that you have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.
Be part of something special
We are an award-winning national brand who focus on a companionship led care service. We have won multiple awards over the years and have built an excellent reputation within communities across the UK. We are different to any other care organisation in the area, providing care visits to a purely private client base, but the focus being on companionship. Our Director is keen to play a positive role in people’s lives and make a difference in the local community, and you could be part of that aim.
Pay rates, hours & benefits
- £9.50 - £10.50 per hour + mileage allowance + paid travel allowance;
- 15-30 hours per week available;
- If you have some availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings some availability at weekends, then this position is ideal for you;
- Continuous training and support, with ongoing career progression opportunities;
- Becoming a Companion isn’t just a job, you will be gaining a friend too!
If you feel you have the qualities to do this Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion role, then we would love to hear from you. We are proud to advertise on behalf of this unique provider and welcome your applications. Once you apply, we will arrange a suitable time to discuss the vacancy in more detail and answer any questions you may have.
** PLEASE NOTE this is not a Volunteer job, it is paid employment, however we are trying to attract those that would look for Volunteer type jobs.