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Paid Volunteers, Befrienders & Companion

Adult Homecare Branch
£13.00 - £16.00 per hour + paid travel & waiting time.
Windermere, Cumbria
Posted 2 weeks ago

Job description

Have you been searching for Volunteer jobs or Volunteering work or perhaps you have been searching for Part-Time Jobs in Windermere, Cumbria? It is a pleasure knowing there are people like you looking to make a difference!

Our job vacancy is not a volunteer job; however, you are exactly the type of person we would look for. We look for kind caring people, of all ages and backgrounds, who have spare time to offer and want to make a difference, is that you? So, what is our job vacancy: -

Making a Difference

We are looking for Part-Time Paid Volunteers, Befrienders & Companion. If you live in communities of Kendal, Ambleside, Grange- Over- Sands, Windermere, and surrounding villages of Cumbria we would love to welcome you to the team.

You will be carefully matched and introduced to an older adult within your local community, you will be providing companionship led care and support to them within their own home. You will share a great relationship together. Your visits will never be rushed, and they are never less than an hour, meaning you spend quality time with the person we match you with.

Because you get to know one another well, the care that you would provide is never awkward, just natural. Some people worry about personal care, but people also have the wrong idea what personal care means – if this is something you are unsure about, we can explain this to you once you apply. 

As a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion the Care & Support an individual requires varies greatly, after all everyone is unique! All our clients vary from being very independent to some that need much more care and support. You could -

  • Arrive with a smile for an early morning call.
  • Prepare breakfast and assist someone with their morning routine whilst chatting away!
  • Assisting with morning or evening routine, including some elements of personal care.
  • Prompt to take medication.
  • Preparing lunch together, taking care of their nutrition is important.
  • Maybe prompting them to use the toilet, to keep their routine.
  • Going on outings, hospital visits or visiting the shops.
  • End of the day companionship, hot drink, and chat before bedtime.

Key Information

  • £13.00 - £16.00 per hour!
  • Paid Travel time, Waiting time and Mileage.
  • Refer a Friend Bonus of £250.
  • Anniversary Bonus of £250.
  • Award Winning Training including Dementia & Parkinson’s Specialist training.
  • Flexible regular Part & Full-Time Hours to suit your commitments.
  • Minimum 1 Hour Visits.
  • We have many Discounts and Benefits for you!

A Message from the Team 

When you join our team, you will instantly know what a special organisation we are, rated Outstanding by the CQC and as a 5-star employer. Every one of our team feels valued and supported and throughout your journey with us and we can offer you not just a job but a truly rewarding vocation! There is care… but then there is the way we deliver care, with companionship at the heart of it all. So, if you want to find out more, please click apply and send us your details and we will be in touch to tell you much more.

** PLEASE NOTE this is paid employment, however we are trying to attract those that have the right qualities to work in the care sector.

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