Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Dumfries

  • Location:

    Dumfries, Scotland, UK

  • Sector:

    Homecare

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £9.05 per hour + 15p mileage allowance + benefits

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

  • Contact email:

    mas@hscjobs.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    I/PVC/DUMFRIES

  • Published:

    20 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-02-13

  • Consultant:

    Steve Vine

Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Dumfries & Galloway

Are you looking for a new and rewarding career for 2020? Something where you can make a difference to a person’s life? A role that is more than just a job and something that gives you a feeling of satisfaction like no other? If so, we could have what you are looking for….

We are looking for kind and empathetic people to become Paid Volunteers, Befrienders & Companions and join a friendly team in the Dumfries & Galloway area to provide Care, Companionship and Home Help to older adults living in your local community.

Their lovely clients live in most of areas including Dumfries, Stranraer, Annan, Kirkcudbright, Castle Douglas, Dalbeattie, Ecclefechan, Gretna, so if you live in any of these areas, they have plenty of local work for you. Experience is not essential as full training is provided. However, it is essential that you have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.

Rate of Pay & Benefits

  • £9.05 per hour plus 15p a mile mileage allowance;
  • Full or Part-time hours available or weekends only;
  • Flexible working hours
  • Full training provided with specialised induction programme;
  • Yearly training paid;
  • Opportunity and support to gain SVQs & other qualifications;
  • Career progression.

Who will you be joining?

We are advertising the role on behalf of a wonderful organisation who pride themselves on providing quality support and putting people at the heart of their service. They aim to give their clients the freedom and choice as we all want in our lives, enabling people to maintain their lifestyle. They aim to deliver the very best care available, the sort of care you would want for your own relative. These are values they always keep close to their heart. If you share those values, then you will certainly fit in.

Job description

People often have the wrong perception of what job Carers & Companions do. All their clients’ needs vary, from companionship, domestic duties, assisting with personal care, preparing meals, helping with medication or taking them out to continue doing the things they love. If you also think about everything you do daily, you would be supporting someone to do the same. If you are caring in nature, trustworthy, patient and understanding and want to make a difference, then why not do something rewarding. It is a feeling like no other.

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

** PLEASE NOTE this is not a Volunteer job, it is paid employment and will involve personal care, however we are trying to attract those that would look for Volunteer type jobs and have the qualities we are looking for.