Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Wellington, Somerset
If you are looking for a new and rewarding career for 2020, then we could have what you are looking for. Do you find yourself wanting a more fulfilling role? Maybe you are retired/semi-retired, and you are looking for a role where you can give something back? A role where you can make a positive difference to the life of an older person living in your local community? If so, then becoming one of our Paid Volunteers, Befrienders & Companions could be perfect for you.
Does this sound like the role for you?
“I have been part of this company for over 2-years now. I retired from the Police force but needed something to do to fill my time, but also something where I could still make a difference in a persons’ life. Then I found this role. The main part of my role is helping older adults continue living in their homes surrounded by all their treasured memories, it is the most amazing thing I have done.
No two days are ever the same and I never have the Monday blues. I support a few older adults in the area and each day is different. One of my clients, Nancy, 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, make her breakfast and do a bit of tidying. 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 helping her to finish getting dressed. The company do a minimum of 1-hour visits so I’m never rushed and can spend quality time with my clients. I also support an older gentleman called Gordon, he is very active and loves a walk around Vivary Park, to be honest, I struggle to keep up with him. I don’t see this as a job, it’s a privilege, I only wish I had done it sooner.”
We have part-time jobs available in the Wellington & Taunton areas. No experience is needed as excellent training is provided however, you will need to have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.
Be part of something special
They are 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. They are different to any other care organisation in the area and are rated as “Outstanding” by the CQC which is an amazing achievement. You will always visit the same clients so that you build a trusting relationship that lasts.
Pay rates, hours & benefits
- £9.00- £12.00 per hour (double rates at bank holidays) plus mileage allowance
- Flexible part time hours, or guaranteed hours contracts available
- We have various hours and guaranteed contracted hours available to suit you, you would need to have some availability every other weekend too as this is a busy time for our clients;
- We are a family run service with a large amount of support always available;
- Pension scheme;
- Employee Assistance Program
If you feel you have the qualities to do this Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion role, then we would love to hear from you. We are proud to advertise on behalf of this unique provider and welcome your applications. Once you apply, we will arrange a suitable time to discuss the vacancy in more detail and answer any questions you may have.
*Nancy and Gordon are just examples of someone you would 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.