Housekeeper Assistant

Location

Sherborne, Dorset

Salary & Benefits

£8.35 per hour & £9.35 at weekends

Vacancy Type

Part Time

Closing Date

19/02/2020

Housekeeper– The Old Vic

15 hours per week

£8.35 per hour & £9.35 at weekends

When we launched Healthcare Homes in 2005, our main objectives were to create an environment where residents receive the highest standards of care; where dignity is respected; where talents and interests are encouraged; and where life is lived to its fullest potential.

We have remained 100% focused to these objectives, and today continue to deliver the highest quality residential and nursing care to all residents who live in any one of our 37 homes across the South East.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out all cleaning duties as directed by the Head Housekeeper to the required Company standards. Cleaning duties can be in any area of the nursing home.
  • Ensure that daily and deep cleaning schedules are adhered to.
  • Maintain a high standard of personal presentation and hygiene.
  • Ensure that all cleaning equipment is correctly and safely used and kept in a safe condition. Report any defect to the Home Manager.
  • Carry out any other reasonable instructions of the Home Manager.
  • To be sensitive to the privacy and individual needs of the residents.
  • To comply with COSHH regulations.
  • To adhere to infection control polices at all times.
  • To ensure the correct use of PPE.
  • To follow the correct use of colour code systems within the home 
  • Carry out other ad hoc duties as requested by the Head Housekeeper or Home Manager.
  • To ensure all necessary documentation is completed daily.
  • To ensure trolleys are re-stocked at the end of shift and cleaning cupboards are left clean and tidy

Skills and experience

  • Previous experience working within an elderly care environment is desirable.
  • A proven ability to work as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate an ability to ensure confidentiality.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Ability to take a pro-active approach.
  • Flexible approach to work.

Qualifications

None essential as full training will be provided

Skills & Experience

  • Previous cleaning experience
  • Ability to communicate on the telephone
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Able to carry out instructions accurately.
  • A knowledge of health and safety
  • An understanding of infection control
  • Flexible and reliable attitude to working arrangements
  • Committed to customer care and first-class service provision
  • Ability to work alone as well as part of a team
  • Adaptable, friendly, polite, courteous and caring

This is a fantastic time to join Healthcare Homes, as we continue to grow and develop our services. If you have the unique qualities required for this exciting role and want to work with an organisation that provides the type of care you’d expect for your loved ones, we would welcome your application.

The successful Housekeeping assistant will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check

Healthcare Homes is an equal opportunities employer and regulated by CQC.