Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Ripley
£9.80 - £12.00 per hour (double time on bank holidays) + paid mileage
Full, part-time and weekend hours
Are you looking for a rewarding career? Would you like to make a difference to the life of an older person and someone like Rachel*? Maybe you have considered Volunteer jobs?
** 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.
There is no upper age limit for applications, becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you. You could be joining an award-winning national brand who focus on a companionship led care service and have been awarded Outstanding by the CQC. They have hours available in the Ripley, Knaphill, Woking, Guildford, East & West Horsley, East & West Clandon, Burpham, Worplesdon, Mayford, Byfleet, Pirbright, Pyrford, Woodham and surrounding areas of Surrey. No experience is required as excellent training is provided. However, it is essential that you have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.
Rachel* is 81 years old and a retired teacher and has always been independent whilst living in her own home. Last year Rachel started to struggle with little things that so many of us find simple. She would struggle to follow simple steps such as following a recipe when cooking a meal, she might repeat a lot of things she has already said, and she wouldn’t be able to concentrate on her books like she used to. Daily routines have become harder for Rachel* and so has getting out and about doing the things she enjoys. That is where you come in. You may help her with her morning, lunchtime, or evening routine, which may include washing, dressing and toileting and other elements of personal care. You might take her to her local singing group, music really helps her remember special memories from her past, or you might help her with her shopping or making a healthy meal. You would be helping her continue to be herself and do the things she loves and remain in her own home, a rewarding feeling like no other.
Benefits & Hours:
- Minimum 14 hours per week including alternate weekends or if solely weekend hours required then 8 hours per week;
- Block visits available from 8am-12pm / 12pm-5pm/ 5pm-10pm weekdays /weekends;
- Paid mileage;
- If you join before January 31st 2020 we will refund of the cost of your DBS (£40) plus give a £100 bonus, once you have worked 100 hours;
- Benefits, pension and access to a discount portal;
- Accrued Holidays;
- Refer-a-friend scheme;
- Excellent award-winning training and support is provided towards accredited qualifications so you can further your talents;
- The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day, putting a smile on an older person’s face and being part of a wonderful team;
Come and join the best!
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 that focus on companionship and helping older people remain independent in the place they love most, their home. You will be carefully matched to clients based on hobbies and interests and the feeling of helping someone in your local community is like no other.
If you have a big heart and a desire to help someone, and you are excited by this opportunity, then we would love to hear from you.
*Rachel is just an example of someone you will support