Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

Recruiter
Health & Social Care Jobs Ltd
Location
Stafford
Salary
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Posted
15 Aug 2019
Closes
31 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, Stafford
GBP9.80 - GBP10.15 per hour
Full time and part time hours available
Are you looking for a rewarding career where you can make a difference? Would you like to make a difference to someone like Nancy*? Maybe you have considered Volunteer jobs? There is no upper age limit for applications, becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you.
We have jobs available in the Stafford, Stone, Eccleshall, Blythe Bridge, Forsbrook, Cheadle and surrounding areas of Staffordshire. It is essential that you hold a full driving licence and have access to vehicle.
My name is *Nancy and I live at home in my own house with all my memories. Since my husband Joe passed away, I am very lonely. Things I used to find easy are now becoming difficult and I can't keep up with my daily duties. I have a wonderful carer called Rose and she comes to see me 5 times a week. She helps to get me up in the morning, helps with my toileting; washed and dressed and makes my breakfast.
We sit and chat for a bit and then she will say goodbye, as I know she must go and visit someone else who needs help. Rose comes back to see me at lunch time, reminds me to take my medication and makes me a healthy meal. Whilst I am eating my lunch, she is very kind and does a little housework. She sometimes takes me out to the shops or to meet my friends for a cup of tea and a chat. Some days she may also come back to help me up the stairs to bed. I am so grateful for Rose, she is like my extended family and I don't know what I'd do without her, I always look forward to seeing her."
Come and join the best!
This is an exciting opportunity to join a family run business built on wonderful values. They treat each member of their team like family too and each one is truly valued for their dedication. Their first ever team member is still with them which is testament to how valued and respected everyone is. They are part of an award-winning national brand who focus on a companionship led care service. They 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, but the focus being on companionship, so you have time to get to know them. They are rated "Outstanding" by the Care Quality Commission in the care category, which is amazing.
Benefits & Hours
  • Double time on bank holidays.
  • Flexible hours available based on your availability. However, you would need to be available one evening a week and alternate weekends.
  • Employee assistance programme.
  • The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day.
  • Becoming a Companion isn't just a job, you will be gaining a friend too!
Do you have a big heart? The feeling of helping an older adult in your local community is truly wonderful and like no other. If you are excited by this opportunity, then we would love to hear from you.
** 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.
*Nancy is just an example of someone you will support