Domestic Assistant

08 Sep 2017
06 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Salary will be disclosed at interview.

This role will require the post-holder to work 17 hours per week.

brighterkind is a dynamic care home group that is delivering a new approach to care, putting residents' happiness and health at the heart of our philosophy. Currently a standalone business, brighterkind has aspirations to develop independently into one of the leading care home providers in the UK.

This role presents a unique opportunity to join a caring, fun and forward thinking business which is currently in its early stages of development.

brighterkind operates in excess of 70 care homes throughout England, Scotland and the Channel Islands and employs more than 5,000 people. We are already the 5th largest provider in the UK with aspirations to develop further over the next three years.

An energetic, committed yet approachable team member, the person who fulfils this role will add real value their obvious passion and commitment to both residents, families and staff alike, and will have the ability to multi-task in a high pressure environment with care and compassion.

As a Domestic Assistant you will be responsible for ensuring optimum levels of cleanliness and the overall appearance of the home in line with the Home's standards and best practice. Your consistent attention to detail is essential, as is the ability to communicate with residents and their families as the role is part of the care team.

You'll undertake routine cleaning on a daily or weekly basis as well as emergencies such as spills. You will also support in the regular, planned deep cleaning on a monthly or annual basis.

If you possess these skills and the drive to succeed in this role we would love to hear from you. In return brighterkind provide a variety of competitive benefits including a generous holiday allowance, a bespoke development programme, child care vouchers and an employee discount scheme

All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and a DBS check.

Housekeeping Assistant

Duties and Responsibilities

-Collate and prepare orders for replenishing cleaning materials and stocks for the Home authorisation using approved suppliers in line with the company processes and within the agreed budgets;

-Carry out all cleaning duties in accordance with worksheet instructions including:

- Vacuuming, carpet shampooing and washing floor areas stairs and lifts;

- Cleaning toilets, baths and washbasins, providing adequate supplies of toilet rolls, soap and hand towels;

- Cleaning windows, paintwork and walls;

- Thoroughly cleaning of vacated rooms ready for re-occupation.

- Removal of rubbish and clinical waste to storage area ready for collection by the appropriate agencies;

-Understand the cleaning requirements of different surfaces and equipment and the properties of cleaning materials, ensure the areas are well presented and maintained in good condition;

-Practice safe systems of work across the range of tasks and in particular moving and handling of loads, by assessing risk and having due regard for personal safety and the safety of residents, visitors and staff;

-Understand personal responsibilities in relation to the Health & Safety at Work Acts and fire safety and evacuation procedures and demonstrates a working knowledge of COSHH assessments applicable in own work area;

-Act in a professional and courteous manner at all times towards residents and their visitors, respecting the dignity and individuality of each resident.

-Encourage and contribute to working as a team, responding positively to colleagues and acting on all reasonable work instructions promptly;

-Take care of items of equipment used to carry out tasks, including general cleanliness and advising on any faults and the need for maintenance or replacement;

-Responsible for the safe and tidy storage of supplies and equipment in line with your area of work and responsibility to read, understand and adhere to the company policies and procedures.

To succeed you will be:

-A team player - brighterkind is a low 'ego' organisation;

-Strong communicator and influencer;

-Energetic and hard-working;

-Passionate about offering superior services and want to make a difference in everything that they do.

A sense of humour and positive outlook on life - Glass half full rather than half empty is key