Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion (Guaranteed Hours), Cowley, Gloucestershire
16 hours per week, £7,550.00 per annum + 35 hours per week, £18,700.00 per annum
We are looking for kind-hearted Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companions in the Cheltenham area of Gloucestershire to join a truly wonderful homecare provider. We are looking for someone who wants a rewarding role where they can make a difference in an older person’s life and work for a company, they can be proud of.
There is no upper age limit for applications, becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you. We have part-time and full-time roles available in the Cheltenham, Beckford, Cowley, Ablington, Kemble and surrounding areas of Gloucestershire. It is essential that you have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.
This is from one of their wonderful team:
“My name is Sami and I work for a brilliant company and I absolutely love my job. I support older people living in their own homes and help them stay independent. I help with everyday tasks, personal and things that many of us take for granted. My role does include all aspect of personal care including washing and dressing, preparing meals as well as taking them out for appointments or to continue doing the things they love. There are plenty of laughs too.
We enjoy making things special for the older people we visit. We recently had a lady called Kate who was longing to have a final visit to her birth home in Wales for her birthday. Sadly, this couldn’t be arranged due to the length of the journey, so a senior member of staff arranged with her own family in Wales to send a stick of rock from Barry Island. The rock was then given to Kate and she was so happy, as she had not had a stick of rock in many years. Kate made a video recording in Welsh to thank everyone for making her birthday so special. This is the kind of thing that makes my role so rewarding and the feeling of knowing you have helped someone is special, I feel so happy at the end of every day.”
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“I have worked for this company for four years, and I couldn’t work for anyone else now. We have won multiple awards over the years and have built an excellent reputation within communities across the UK. We have been rated as “Outstanding” by CQC, which makes me so proud to be recognised for the dedication we all show. Our service is different to any other care organisation in the area too, providing a minimum of 1-hour home visits to clients, giving us time to build brilliant relationships and support clients. We are a fantastic team and we a make a real difference to the lives of people in our local community.”
Benefits & Hours:
- GUARANTEED HOURS;
- Full time hours will cover a mixture of early mornings, evenings and alternate weekends;
- Part time hours will cover evening and weekends;
- Holiday pay, Pension scheme and cash plans scheme (discount for dentist, opticians, physio, osteopath);
- Employee Assistance Programme;
- Excellent training is provided;
- The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day.
Excited? You should be, this is an amazing opportunity. So, if you are excited by this Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion job, then come and join us. All you need to do is click apply, we’d love to hear from you.
** 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 roles and have the right characteristics to work in the care sector.