Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Saltash, Devon
£10.00 per hour plus mileage allowance, paid travel time and waiting time
Full and part-time hours available
If you are looking for a new and rewarding career for 2020, then we could have what you are looking for. Do you have an unfulfilling job role that you want to swap for a job for life? Maybe you are retired/semi-retired, and you are looking for a role where you can give something back? A role where you can help an older person living in their own home stay independent? If so, then becoming one of our Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you.
We have roles available in the Saltash, Torpoint, Tavistock, Plymouth, Bude, St. Mellion, Widemouth, Liskeard, Davidstow, Callington, Holsworthy, Tideford, Lydford, Princetown, Yelverton, Buckland Monachorum, Launceston, Gunnislake, Peter Tavy and surrounding areas. It is essential that you have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.
This is an example of the work our amazing team do:
“I came across this role when my children had grown up and left the nest and didn’t need me as much. I wanted something that was rewarding but that I could also split between spending time with my Grandchildren. I looked after my terminally ill Mum and I wanted to do something where I could provide comfort to other families and give them assurance that there’s always a helping hand there for their Mum or Dad. This Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion role was just what I was looking for.
I support a few older adults in the area and each day is different. One of my clients Olive says she can’t wait for my visits and greets me with a hug every day, and that makes my day. Some mornings I will help her get out of bed, get washed and help make her breakfast. I thought I would struggle with the personal care part of the role, but I don’t. I realise it is no different to what I would do for a friend or relative and can be as simple as brushing her hair or help her finish getting dressed. Olive is living with early onset Dementia and would always sing just a few lines from her favourite song, but she can’t remember the name. I found out what it was called and now we play it on my visits, it’s now also become my favourite. This isn’t a job, it’s a privilege and I’m proud to do this and work for a marvellous company.”
Be part of something special
We are an award-winning national brand who focus on a companionship led care service providing a minimum of 1-hour home visits to a purely private client base, but the focus being on companionship. We have won multiple awards over the years and have built an excellent reputation within communities across the UK. You will be part of an organisation who make a difference every day, this is a feeling like no other.
Pay rates, hours & benefits
- Full and part time hours available;
- Contracted hours are available if you can work between 16-30 hours and have some availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings or a couple of hours on alternate weekends;
- Paid travel and waiting time;
- No experience is required as excellent training is provided;
- Staff discount schemes and counselling service;
- Continuous training and support, with ongoing career progression opportunities;
- This is more than a job; you will be gaining a friend too!
So, if you are excited by this role and you think the role is perfect for you, then we would love to hear from you.
*Olive is just an example of someone you will support.
** 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.