Providing Care for the Elderly since 1945

Laundry and Housekeeper Assistant

At BBCH we pride ourselves in providing the highest standards of care in a clean, safe and stimulating environment both for residents and staff. The laundry and housekeeping functions are central to this as they ensure we maintain high levels of hygiene and cleanliness.

The Laundry is a central function operating 7 days a week. We have just refurbished our busy laundry providing a spacious area with four commercial washers and dryers.

The Housekeepers clean rooms, staff and public areas to the highest possible standards and assist in developing and maintaining these standards.

At BBCH we also pride ourselves on the personlised care we offer. As the housekeeping team spends a lot of time in resident’s rooms you may become of aware of areas of concern or improvement, including care, maintenance and health and safety requirements. Anything that comes to your attention should be notified to the appropriate person such as the Senior Carer or the Maintenance team or the management team.

Weekend work will be required on a rotating basis. Weekend and bank holiday hours are payed at enhanced rates.In addition BBCH offers a generous pension plan.

Job Type: Part-time – minimum 15 hours a week
Salary: £7.20 /hour

Job Type: Part-time

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If you have any questions, please call us on 01323 483613 or email jobs@bbch.co.uk.

Both positions are accountable to the lead Housekeeper                                            

Aim of Homes:

To help residents to enjoy life to the full, have peace of mind and a sense of security in familiar surroundings in their closing years. This is the Residents’ home and this must  always be remembered.

 

Responsibilities as a Member of the Housekeeping Team:

  1. To maintain the highest levels of hygiene and cleanliness in accordance with the standards set by the Homes;
  2. To contribute positively to improvements in standards and working practices;
  3. To support the other members of the Housekeeping Team and the Lead Housekeeper in every way possible;
  4. To provide support where necessary to any resident or staff member as may be required;
  5. To join any training offered by the Homes and to remain informed of standards and regulations in Health and Safety, Infection Control, Hygiene and COSHH.

Key responsibilities and accountability:

  1. To complete such jobs as the Lead Housekeeper or her replacement may require
  2. To be aware of health and safety standards and to alert the Lead Housekeeper or her replacement of possible issues
  3. To alert appropriate staff in the event of any equipment failure or possible risk situations
  4. To attend any meetings or training as is required by the Lead Housekeeper
  5. To cover shifts for colleagues during holidays or illness if at all possible
  6. To perform such duties as may be required to ensure the efficient running of the Homes in general and the housekeeping team in particular
  7. To take personal responsibility for your work and actions.

Working hours: to be agreed

General:

  1. Whilst the job is generally weekdays only, you may be required to attend on weekends or bank holidays.
  2. You will be expected to participate in Homes fund raising activities such as the Summer Fayre and Coffee Mornings. If these fall outside normal working hours you are still expected to actively participate without remuneration (no more than 3 times a year).
  3. You will ensure the highest Health and Safety standards are maintained at all times for yourself, the Residents and other staff or visitors.
  4. Attend staff meetings and training courses as required.
  5. Comply with all Homes policies and procedures.
  6. Take on any task reasonably requested whether it fits into your job description or not.

Person specification:

Knowledge and experience:

Experience of working in a care home or similar environment desirable
Understanding of Person-Centered care desirable
An awareness of CQC regulations desirable

 

Skills and attributes:

Awareness of Health and Safety and COSH regulations essential
A team player able to work effectively with diverse groups and different staff teams essential
Ability and desire to keep all areas of the Homes clean to high standards essential
Understanding issues of confidentiality essential
Understanding and awareness of the needs of the elderly essential