Volunteer Befriender & Home Helper
Would you like to make a difference to an older adult in your local area by becoming a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Home Helper? Are you interested in part time hours in the Sevenoaks area of Kent, and are you a car driver?
If you live in Badgers Mount, Borough Green, Camer, Claygate Cross, Crockenhill, Crouch, Cudham, Culverstone Green, Dunton Green, Eynsford, Fairseat, Farningham, Fawkham Green, Foots Cray, Halstead, Hartley, Harvel, Heaverham, Hextable, Horton Kirby, Ightham, Kemsing, Knockholt/ Knockholt Pound, Longfield, Meopham/ Meopham Station, New Ash Green, New Barn, Otford, Petts Wood, Platt, Pratt's Bottom, Ridley, Shoreham, South Darenth, South Street, Stansted, St Mary Cray, St Paul's Cray Sutton at Hone, Swanley, Vigo Village, West Kingsdown or Wrotham we have older adults looking for companions in your local area.
This is an excellent opportunity to join an award-winning care provider, supporting older people to help them remain independent in their own home. You will be helping them achieve this by:
- Shopping and attending local groups
- Preparing meals and being a friend and someone for company
- Attending doctors or hospital appointments
- Prompting to take medication
- Assisting them with their daily living routines
Being a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Home Helper, isn't just a job, you will be gaining a friend too!
What are the potential hours?
Part-time hours are available, approximately 10-30 hours per week. 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 are the benefits?
Making a difference to someone everyday life is the biggest benefit and motivator for doing this job
Excellent hourly rate of £8.50 - £19.00 per hour + Mileage Allowance.
Continuous training and support, with ongoing progression.
What skills do you need to be a Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Home Helper?
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
A full UK driving licence and access to your own vehicle is preferred but not essential.
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.