Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Copthorne

  • Location

    Copthorne, West Sussex, UK

  • Sector:

    Homecare

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £9.00 - £10.00 per hour (double time on bank holidays) + mileage allowance

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

  • Contact email:

    mas@hscjobs.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    A/PVC/COPTHORNE/JAN20

  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-02-03

  • Consultant:

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Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Copthorne

£9.00 - £10.00 per hour (double time on bank holidays) + mileage allowance

10-30 Guaranteed Hours available

Are you looking to do something incredible in 2020? Something that could change a life and tackle loneliness for older people in your local community? Are you kind-hearted with a bright personality that could light up a person’s day? If this is you, then we want to hear from you. 

We have part-time available work available in the Copthorne, Horley, East Grinstead, Crawley, Lingfield, Felbridge and surrounding areas of West Sussex., so if you live in any of these areas, we have plenty of local work for you.

No one should feel alone. Over a million older people in the UK say they can go a month without speaking to a friend, relative or neighbour. As a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, you can help prevent this. Sometimes the smallest acts, make the biggest difference.  

Be part of something special

We are advertising on behalf of an award-winning national brand who focus on a 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. One of the Directors grew up providing care for his elderly grandparents. He understands the stress and strains families go through when providing care for an elderly family member. Along with his wife, they share a passion to provide a high quality of care and understanding to support older people to remain in their own home and still enjoy doing the things they love to do most.

Sound good? What does the Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion role involve?

All their clients’ needs vary, from providing companionship, assisting someone to fasten buttons or do a zip up, make sure the water is at the right temperature and support to get in out of the shower, helping with domestic duties & preparing meals, to helping with medication or taking them out to continue to do the things they love. If you also think about everything you do daily, you would be supporting someone to do the same. The kind of things that you would do for a friend or relative, and what you would expect for yourself when you’re older.

There will be elements of personal care involved in your visits. No experience is required as excellent training is provided. It is essential that you have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.

If you are caring in nature, trustworthy, patient and understanding and want to make a difference why not do something rewarding.

Don’t worry if you have any questions, we will have a chat with you once you have applied and put your mind at ease on any questions you may have regarding joining our team!

** 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.