Domestic Assistant

England, Essex, Chelmsford
Up to £17637 per annum
27 May 2021
24 Jun 2021
Job role
Support Worker
Contract Type
Part Time

Domestic Assistant

Permanent, Part Time

Up to £17,637 per annum

Location: Chelmsford - Bridgemarsh Residential Home

Closing Date: 3rd June 2021

This role is Part-Time.
Weekend working only, total of 14 hours per week (7 hours Saturday and Sunday).
Salary will be on a pro rata basis, so will be up to £6,673 per annum.
There will be a 6% supplement on top of the salary above.

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.

Duties will include:

  • 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.

About You

You will be educated to Educated to RQF level 1 or equivalent by experience with a willingness to achieve the award within 24 months of starting the role.

You'll also demonstrate:

  • 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.

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If you have any questions about the role, or working with us, please contact our Resourcing Team on 0333 013 5888.

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