Volunteer, Befriender & Companion (Paid)

Recruiter
Health & Social Care Jobs Ltd
Location
Burton-on-Trent
Salary
8.50 GBP Hourly
Posted
07 Sep 2017
Closes
05 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Permanent

Would you like to make a difference to an older adult in your local area by becoming a Volunteer, Befriender & Companion? Are you interested in part time hours in the Burton on Trent area of Staffordshire, and are you a car driver?

This is an excellent opportunity to join an award-winning care provider, specialising in care and support to private clients within their own homes. You will be supporting older people to help them remain independent. You will be helping them achieve this by:

  • Assisting them with their morning or bedtime routines
  • Prompting to take medication
  • Assisting with washing and dressing
  • Taking them out shopping or attending local groups
  • Attending doctors or hospital appointments
  • Preparing meals and being a friend and someone for company

Being a Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, isn't just a job, you will be gaining a friend too!

What are the potential hours?

Part-time hours are available, approximately 10-25 hours per week. Unfortunately, full time or school hours are not offered due to the nature of the work. If you are available some early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings or weekends, then this position is ideal for you.

What are the benefits?

  • Making a difference to someone's everyday life is the biggest benefit and motivator for doing this job
  • Excellent hourly rate of GBP8.50 - GBP18.00
  • Continuous training and support, with ongoing progression

What skills do you need to be a Volunteer, Befriender & Companion?

Firstly, you will want to make a difference to someone's life and have a big heart!

You can be any age group and from any background, there is no upper limit

You will be able to strike a relationship and rapport with the person you are paired with

You will also be happy to provide personal care, which could be helping someone brush their teeth, assisting with washing, dressing or brushing their hair.

You will also have a UK driving license and have access to your own vehicle.

You probably have lots of questions, that is fine once you apply we will give you a call and answer any questions you may have and tell you a lot more.