Volunteer, Companion & Befriender (Paid)

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Health and Social Care Jobs
Location
Crawley, West Sussex
Salary
£9.10 - £11.22 per hour + 45p Mileage allowance
Posted
29 Aug 2017
Expires
26 Sep 2017
Ref
136/HCA/HERTS
Contract Type
Permanent

Would you like to make a difference to an older person in your local area by becoming a Volunteer, Companion & Befriender? Are you interested in part-time or full-time hours in the Horsted Keynes, Chelwood Gate and Forest Row areas of Sussex, and are you a car driver?

This is an excellent opportunity to join a care provider, who specialise in companionship and personal care to private clients within their own homes. They truly make time for their clients, nothing is rushed with and each supported individual receives plenty of time for their needs.

In this role, you will be supporting older people to help them remain independent. This can include:

  • Assisting with morning or bedtime routines
  • Prompting to take medication
  • Assisting with washing and dressing
  • Taking clients out shopping or attending local groups
  • Attending doctors or hospital appointments
  • Preparing meals and providing companionship

Being a Volunteer, Companion & Befriender, isn't just a job, you will be making a positive difference!

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 £9.10 - £11.22
  • Competitive Mileage allowance rate of 45p per mile
  • Continuous training and support provided to enable you to complete your level 2 in health & social care and gain your care certificate
  • Our client actively promotes within, so there are many opportunities for career progression 

What are the potential hours?

Full-time and part-time hours are available, approximately 12-35 hours per week with contracted hours & flexible zero hours contracts available. If you are available some early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings or a couple of hours on a weekend, then this position is ideal for you.

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

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, assisting with washing, dressing, or even brushing their hair.

You will also have a UK driving licence 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.

Please note: This is not a Volunteer job; however, we are trying to attract individuals who are looking to make a difference in a part time role.

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