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HouseKeeper / General Assistant - Bank

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We want to keep our Homes as welcoming as possible.  Every resident should enjoy a clean and well maintained environment that is presented to the highest standard.  Your role is key to this.

Role Responsibility

You’ll work with the cleaning and housekeeping schedules as set by the Home Manager.  These duties may cover cleaning of the residents’ bedrooms, the communal areas and offices. So you’ll be expected to respect residents’ wishes and preferences.  Your role may also include ensuring that every resident enjoys clean and well maintained laundry that is well presented. This includes cleaning, ironing and folding clothes and linen.

You will also be responsible for the use of housekeeping equipment and cleaning products, and use these in line with agreed budgets and COSHH requirements.  You aim to reduce wastage and report any defects in a timely manner. Finally, you’ll also ensure that store areas and equipment are kept clean, hygienic and tidy at all times.

The Ideal Candidate

First and foremost, you will be a caring person who is compassionate, and understands the needs of older people.  Additionally, you will be able to communicate and interact well with a wide range of people in varied situations.  Naturally, as you might expect in a modern workplace, you must be able to read, write and work with numbers to a good standard.  And it is essential that you are a strong and supportive team player.

To be highly suited to the role, you should be passionate about standards of cleanliness and hygiene, and will be keen to ensure that things are always neat and tidy.  Better still, if you’re already experienced working in a similar role, may be within services for older people, then this is definitely the job for you.

Package Description

In line with your casual (bank) worker assignment agreement, we offer competitive pay that is in line with those of our employed staff in similar roles.  And depending on how many hours you work, you will accrue leave at an equivalent rate of 29 days paid leave in a full calendar year, inclusive of bank/public holidays.

To carry out this role, you will be provided with mandatory training to get you started, as part of a comprehensive induction.  To be eligible to work for us in future assignments, you will be expected to keep your mandatory training up to date.

About the Company

Renovated in 2015, Halcyon House is our residential care home in Formby, close to local transport links and amenities. It offers 31 single, en-suite bedrooms with various communal lounges where our residents can enjoy spending time with their family and friends overlooking the peaceful courtyard garden and fish pond.

At Halcyon House, our staff team is encouraged to build caring, positive relationships with our residents.  Activities play an important role by enhancing our residents’ quality of life by providing a varied range of social activities from games to exercise classes through interaction with our compassionate team.  We also pride ourselves on the quality of our catering services where our cook prepares daily fresh home-cooked meals for our residents.

There is a calm and relaxed atmosphere in our home where residents receive excellent quality care and family and friends have confidence in the care we provide their loved ones. Staff feel motivated and valued and are knowledgeable in their own role.

In return you can look forward to a role that offers flexibility and support with regular up to date training and supervision to effectively carry out your role.  If you possess a kind and caring nature and have the desire to be part of our outstanding team, then a career at our home could just be for you.

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