Domestic Assistant - Bridgemarsh Hostal

Location
England, Essex, Chelmsford
Salary
£15924 - £17675 per annum
Posted
11 Sep 2019
Closes
22 Sep 2019
Ref
25197
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Part Time
This is a part time role for 17 hours a week.

Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda - one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We're immensely proud of our flexible working options.

ECC has transformed to be far more proactive. Our new model has moved from focusing on long term care and support and is now centred on early intervention, recovery and enabling people to live independently for as long as possible. Our mission is to make the best and most sustainable use of all resources available to the adult, their families and carers; to ensure they have access to information and tools to enable them to live healthily and independently for as long as possible; and, to exercise choice and control over their lives, while ensuring safety, dignity and quality of life for all the adults we work with, including those in need of long term care.
The Role
ECC Adult Social Care, through effective practice, is moving towards a transformational shift from a focus on long-term care support, to a model with four key principles: prevention; early intervention; enablement and safeguarding. This will enable people, their families and carers to be able to access information and tools to live healthily and independently. Providing an opportunity to respond pro-actively to growing service demand in a sustainable way, within the financial constraints of the Council.

Domestic Assistants will contribute to the maintenance and cleaning of laundry, communal areas, bedrooms and kitchens within residential homes, to ensure cleanliness and high standards of food hygiene for adults. Utilising existing skills and experience in effective laundry management to maintain cleanliness in individual and communal rooms, together with some kitchen experience will be an important element in undertaking this role effectively.

  • Responsibility for ensuring all laundry duties within residential homes is undertaken efficiently and in a timely way.
  • Contributes to kitchen efficiency by utilising equipment to ensure cleanliness of kitchen tools, crockery and pans are maintained to a high standard, on a regular basis.
  • Ensures all areas remain tidy and clean throughout shifts to ensure environment is safe and welcoming to both residents and visitors.
  • Undertake kitchen and dining room duties which may incorporate basic food preparation when required, to ensure hygiene and cleanliness maintained throughout residential homes.
  • Contributes to cleaning and laundry of items in residential homes, to ensure standards of cleanliness are delivered to a high quality and maintained.
  • Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.
  • Educated to RQF level 1 or equivalent by experience with a willingness to achieve the award within 24 months of starting the role.
  • Evidence of Health and Safety experience and any relevant qualifications and evidence of training incorporating moving and handling of objects
  • Evidence of a First Aid qualification, training and experience
  • Knowledge and experience of basic food hygiene.
  • Experience of maintaining high standards of cleanliness within a residential setting.
  • Understanding of working in a setting for adults who are receiving a period of residential care.
  • Ability and experience of working on initiative and flexible attitude
  • Friendly demeanour, empathetic towards others with clear knowledge of confidentiality
  • As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to .

    Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on

    Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

    We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

    If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Essex Recruitment Team on 033 005 83330*
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