Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Orpington
£10.00 per hour + up to 45p paid mileage allowance
part time 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 Bromley, Orpington, West Wickham, Hayes, Shortlands, Beckenham, Keston, Chislehurst, Bickley, Farnborough and surrounding areas of the London Borough of Bromley, so if you live in any of these areas, we have plenty of local work for you.
No experience is required as excellent training is provided. It is preferred that you are a driver but not essential.
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. The Director held a close relationship with their grandmother, who was lucky enough to enjoy the most wonderful care which enabled her to live happily, safely and independently at home until she sadly died a couple of years ago. Following her grandmothers positive experience she has become passionate about providing the highest quality care to people, like her grandmother, to enable older people to remain independent and living in their own homes and to continue to enjoy their interests and hobbies and to get the most out of their lives for as long as possible.
Sound good? What does the Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion role involve?
All their clients’ needs vary, from providing companionship, assisting with personal care, 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.
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.