Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion

Health and Social Care Jobs
Taunton, Somerset
£8.00 - £18.00 per hour + mileage allowance
09 Aug 2017
06 Sep 2017
Contract Type

Our client is seeking a Paid Volunteer Befriender & Companion, living close to the Taunton area of Somerset or surrounding villages and be a car driver. No experience is necessary and there is no upper age limit to apply for this role. Everyone is welcome to apply if you have a passion and caring nature.

Do you have spare time and want to make a difference?

Do you have some availability either early mornings, lunchtimes, evenings or weekends?

Would you make an excellent Companion to an older person?

Would you like to work part time hours?

As a Volunteer Befriender & Companion your job will be working for an award-winning organisation specialising in care & support to private clients who are still active, but may require some personal care in the future. However do need companionship to help them to remain independent in their own homes. This could include

  • Offering support to help them with their morning/evening routine
  • Prompting to take medication
  • Taking them out shopping/attending local groups
  • Attending doctors/hospital appointments,
  • Preparing a meal for them and being a friend and someone for company.

Nothing is rushed, we spend an absolute minimum of an hour with the people we support and we always have the same clients that we visit.

What are the benefits?

Making a difference to someone every day is the biggest benefit and motivator for doing this job.

We pay £8.00 - £18.00 per hour plus mileage allowance.

What skills do I need?

No Experience is necessary however, to be a Companion or Befriender you should also be happy to provide personal support which could be helping someone brush their teeth, assisting with washing & dressing, feeding or brushing their hair.

You probably have lots of questions, which is great. Once you apply we will give you a call and chat through anything you might like to know about joining our team.

Please note: This is not a volunteer job however we are trying to attract those that would be looking for Volunteer work as you are our ideal candidate!

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