Paid Volunteer Befrienders & Companions

Recruiter
Jolene Flynn
Location
Chichester, Bognor Regis and Selsey, West Sussex
Salary
£8.50 - £13.50 per hour, plus mileage allowance and pension scheme.
Posted
28 Sep 2016
Closes
26 Oct 2016
Ref
A/HCA/CHICHESTER
Contract Type
Permanent

We are looking for Paid Volunteers Befrienders & Companions in the Chichester area. You will ideally live in in Chichester, Bognor Regis and Selsey. Working for an award winning provider our client specialises in providing Companion & Befriender lead support to private clients living in the local area.  This is a typical example of one of our customers:

“I’ve lived in my house for the last 40 years and it holds all my memories.  Many of my friends have now died so I get lonely. Although I can do things for myself, I am not as independent or confident doing things for myself, around the house or when I am out and about as much as I used to be!"

As my Paid Volunteer Befriender & Companion you would be available to help me when I really need it for example:

  • Helping me with my morning routine, picking me some clothes giving me the motivation to get up on a morning and making sure I eat breakfast.
  • Heating up a meal for me at lunch time or helping me prepare something fresh – I hope you can make great mash potatoes but if not smash will be fine!
  • I do have to take some medication so just a reminder to take them is always helpful!
  • I may from time to time require help with tidying round my house.
  • Taking me out shopping or to hospital/doctors’ appointments when needed.  I love to shop!
  • Help preparing my evening meal
  • I also sometimes need help with my bedtime routine I’m not as nimble on my feet as I used to be, so just a hand up the stairs to make sure I don’t fall.

Your Availability

You would need to be available part time during the week in the mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons or evenings and weekends part time from 10-30 hours per week.  Don’t worry even just an hour at weekends helps and it doesn’t have to be every weekend, popping in for an hour just to fix me my lunch makes a huge difference!  

Here’s the great bit, you get paid to be my Companion!

To be my Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion you can be any age, will be paid £8.50 - £9.00 per hour, (increasing to £13.50 on Bank Holidays), plus mileage allowance and pension scheme. You will also receive excellent training.  But most of all you will be making a great friend!    It really took me a long time to think about having a companion but now I have it has made a massive difference to my life.  My companions are also my friends we have lots of laughs together.  But most of all they make a massive difference to my life because I get to stay independent!  Could you be my Companion?

If you are a car driver, have time to spare time and would love to make a difference to my life, I’d love to hear from you.

It would be lovely if you could provide a simple covering letter just letting me know why you feel you would make a great Companion and Friend and a little bit about your personality too!  To apply please click on the apply button and we will be in touch to discuss your application further.

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