Paid Volunteer Befrienders & Companions
Our client is seeking Volunteers, Befrienders & Companions in Bristol and North Somerset (Bristol, Bristol City Centre, Clifton, Redland Long Ashton, Nailsea, Backwell, Portishead, Knowle, Hartclife, Bishopworth, Withywood and surrounding areas).
£8.00 - £10.00 per hour on weekdays, £11.00 per hour on weekends (double pay on bank holidays), plus mileage allowance and paid holiday. They currently have part time vacancies of 10 -20 hours per week including alternate weekends.
An award winning provider our client specialises in a consistent, bespoke, quality companionship lead service to private clients in their own homes. With a minimum of one hour visits they believe this enables relationships to be central to the support they provide.
As a Volunteer, Befriender & Companion you will need to be available for our busy times which are:
· Mornings and Lunchtimes (8am – 1pm) – help prepare meals & support with morning routine and errands/appointments.
· Evenings (5pm – 10pm) – to help prepare meals & assist with bedtime routine.
· Weekends but not every weekend (even if you are just free for an hour or two)
Even if you are only looking for a few hours a week they would love to hear from you. This position will involve supporting clients with everyday tasks and routines, activities in and around their home plus out and about in the community.
Why work for us as a Volunteer, Befriender or Companion?
· This is an amazingly rewarding job!
· Our clients enjoy the relationship they build with their Befriender.
· To be part of a team that is genuinely passionate about High Quality Companionship.
· You will have regular client/clients and will work locally, keeping travelling to a minimum and enabling continuity for our customers.
· Genuine opportunity to develop a rewarding career
Do I meet the essential criteria?
· Being a driver is desirable but not essential - some of our clients need assistance with errands and appointments and going out into the community.
· Are you passionate, have time to spare and want to make a difference to someone’s life?
· Could you offer our clients companionship and support without taking away their dignity?
· Are you naturally caring and dependable with an excellent work ethic?
· Willing to undertake a DBS check?
· Willing to partake in training courses?
It would be great if you could provide a fantastic covering letter, maybe include what attracted you to apply for this position and what you feel you could bring to the role. Don’t worry if you have any questions we will give you a call to discuss your application and answer any questions you might have. So please click on apply!
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