Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, High Wycombe
£10.25 - £12.00 per hour plus 30p-45p mileage allowance
part time hours and guaranteed hours contracts available for the right person
Becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you! Are you looking for part-time hours and want to make a difference to someone like Valarie*? Are you retired/semi-retired and want a rewarding role to help someone in your local community?
There is no upper age limit for applications, becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion could be perfect for you. We have part time hours and guaranteed hours contracts available for the right person available the High Wycombe, Chesham, Amersham, The Chalfonts, Beaconsfield, Marlow, Bourne End, Gerrards Cross areas of Buckinghamshire and all the areas in between. No experience is required as excellent training is provided. It is essential that you have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.
Valarie* is 81 years old and a retired librarian and has always been independent whilst living in her own home. Last year Valarie started to struggle with little things that so many of us find simple. She would struggle to follow simple steps such as following a recipe when cooking a meal, she might repeat a lot of things she has already said, and she wouldn't be able to concentrate on her books like he used to. Daily routines have become harder for Valarie* and so has getting out and about doing the things she enjoys. That is where you come in. You may help her with her morning, lunchtime, or evening routine, or even with elements of personal care. You might take her to her local singing group, music really helps her remember special memories from her past, or you might help her with some shopping or making a healthy meal. You would be helping her continue to be herself and do the things she loves and remain in her own home, a rewarding feeling like no other.
Come and join the best!
You could be joining 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. This exceptional service is different to any other care organisation in the area, providing a minimum of 1-hour home visits that focus on companionship and helping older people remain independent at home.
Benefits & Hours
- Ongoing support and full training provided so no experience is required;
- Holiday pay (accrue 1 hours paid holiday for every 8.28 hours worked);
- Pension scheme;
- £100 refer a friend scheme;
- In-house Learning and Development programme;
- Fully supported on-going training also working to achieve the Care Certificate;
- Opportunity to gain City & Guilds accredited Alzheimer's and Dementia Training;
- Opportunity to undertake a Level 2 Qualification in Health and Social Care.
If you are caring and compassionate, and you are excited by this wonderful opportunity to become a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion, then we would love to hear from you, so please click 'apply.'
** 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.
*Valarie is just an example of someone you will support