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Laundry Assistant Full Time

at Wood Green Care Home Belfast in Belfast (Published at 04-03-2022)

The role of our Domestic/Laundry Assistants is to create a comfortable and clean environment for all service users of the home by cleaning and maintaining all areas of the Home to a high standard, including the laundry of resident?s clothing, bedding and soft furnishings as required.

Central to this role is:

  • The provision of person-centred domestic services that always ensures the dignity, respect and enablement of all people that use our service.
  • Innovation ? looking for new and innovative ways to deliver high levels of cleanliness and hygiene across the Home and seeking out and implementing feedback received.
  • Ensuring everyday excellence in the delivery of domestic services by working as part of a team in aiming and achieving the highest standards of cleanliness across the home.

You must also be:

  • committed to working within the frameworks set out by the RQIA and other bodies in a manner which underpins the Company?s values, policies and procedures.
  • receptive to ongoing training and demonstrate a desire to invest time and effort in your own personal development
  • Maintain resident, staff and business confidentiality at all times. This is inclusive of social media.

Key responsibilities

  • Clean all prescribed areas in accordance with daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedules, including all floors, carpets, furnishings, fixtures, fittings, paintwork, doors etc, following acceptable cleaning practices ? with the equipment and chemicals supplied by the Home.
  • Collect waste daily from residents? bedrooms and all areas of the Home (excluding clinical/yellow waste bags) and put into relevant waste container.
  • Replenish soaps, hand towels, toilet rolls etc as required.
  • Observe the correct care and use of all equipment.
  • Report any defect in equipment or materials to the Nurse in Charge.
  • Carry out all duties in a competent and safe manner, being mindful of potential hazards and the safety of residents and other staff.
  • Report any accident / incident immediately to the Nurse-in-Charge.
  • Participate in staff meetings and mandatory training as required.
  • Ensure that all personal information relating to residents remains confidential.
  • Be kind and courteous to all service users of the home, providing the necessary assistance and responding to enquiries where required
  • Promote and ensure the good reputation of Wood Green Care Home at all times.
  • Treat all service users, colleagues and other third parties in and/or associated with the Home with dignity and respect at all times

Please note: Tasks and responsibilities associated with the role of Domestic Assistant may vary occasionally and whilst this job description outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the post; it is not intended to be an exhaustive list. From time to time the post holder may be asked to carry out additional reasonable tasks as appropriate to the needs of the business. As such this role definition will be subject to revision as required

Person specification

Essential criteria

In addition to an enthusiastic attitude and a positive approach, we are looking for individuals who demonstrate the following experience, skills and attributes:

  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • A genuine interest and passion for working in an environment with people with various care needs and making a positive difference to all aspects of their daily living experience;
  • A confident communicator with a good command of the English language, both written and spoken, who builds rapport easily with residents, relatives and colleagues;
  • Ability to use own initiative and to work as a team player who can work effectively as a key member of a care team which is focused on delivering excellence;
  • Kindness, empathy and an acute understanding of the challenges facing residents as they come to terms with living in a care environment;
  • The ability satisfy the requirements of an Enhanced Access NI check.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Benefits:

  • Discounted or free food
  • On-site parking

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Experience:

  • Laundry Occupations: 1 year (preferred)


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