Paid Volunteers, Companions & Befrienders

Health and Social Care Jobs
Taunton, Somerset
Up to £18.00 Per Hour + Mileage Allowance.
05 Apr 2017
03 May 2017
Contract Type

Our client is looking to recruit Paid Volunteers, Companions and Befrienders in the Taunton and surrounding areas.

Due to the nature of the business and location of our clients it is desirable you have a car.

You will be working for an award-winning organisation specialising in care & support to private clients who are still active, but require some personal care and 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.

Don't worry if you are not experienced, our client offers excellent training with recognised qualifications and encourages progression throughout. What we do ask for is passion, commitment and a caring nature to be able to help others.  You can be from any age group and from any background, there is no upper limit.  Being a Paid Volunteer, Companion or Befrienders is very rewarding, and works both ways, you could also gain a companion & friend!

What are the potential hours?

You will be looking for part-time hours approximately 10-20 hours per week. If you are available some early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, or maybe just evenings and weekends, then this position is ideal for you.

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?

To be a Paid Volunteer, 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.