Becoming a Paid Volunteer & Caring Companion in the Ivybridge area of Devon is so rewarding! Imagine making a difference to a lonely older adult in your local community, seeing them smile when you arrive at their door.
- Car Drivers Essential due to the nature of the role.
- £10.00 per hour weekdays, £11.00 per hour weekends.
- Double time on bank holidays.
- Paid mileage & travel time.
- Part Time Hours available which will include early mornings, lunchtimes, evenings & alternate weekends.
- Holiday pay & pension scheme.
- Minimum of 1-hour visits and regular clients you will visit.
Your Typical Day
Your typical day could start with a morning visit to Mel, Mel has early onset Dementia and has lost all concept of time, so her early morning visit is crucial to keep her in a routine. Arriving at her home you would, make Mel aware its you, and then together you would pick her clothes for the day, help her get washed and then you would prepare breakfast together, laughing and joking about whatever it is you are talking about. After breakfast you may take Mel to the shop for a paper, sit and watch This Morning or even bake some buns, she loves to bake. Other days you visit Mel in the evening and help her up the stairs and into bed. Each day is different, but always so important.
*Please note there will be elements of personal care involved in the role.
Would you like to work for an organisation that is proud to be changing the way that older people in our local community of Ivybridge are looked after in their more senior years? This organisation has won countless awards and has a unique approach, they base all the support they deliver on companionship led care, always focussing on the individual. They understand that quality time means no less than an hour for each visit. They feel compelled that our older people deserve much more than just a 15/20-minute fly in, they deserve quality one to one, companionship - after all it is their time, their home and their choices that are important. The owners are a husband wife team who are passionate about changing the face of aging in the local community.
I am sure you will have lots of questions, don’t worry once you have applied the employer will give you a call to answer any questions you may have and tell you much more about this rewarding opportunity. Please click apply and ensure that you include your full address and contact number and within 24/48 hours expect a phone call to progress your application further.
Good luck with your application, this is the start of doing something really worthwhile!
*Mel is an example of someone you would support
** PLEASE NOTE this is not a Volunteer job, it is paid employment, however we are trying to attract those that would look for Volunteer type roles.
- Home Care
- Social Care
- Companion Care
- Older Adults
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