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Care Home - Domestic Assistant (Day)

Salary:
£8.85 per hour
Location:
Bicester
Company:
Wyndham Hall Care Home

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The Domestic Assistant is part of the care team and as such works with other staff and maintains a clean and safe environment for all Service Users and staff.

Main duties:

  • Promote the Company Mission Statement at all times.
  • Ensure the Home’s furniture, furnishings and fittings are sufficiently clean.
  • Ensure all surfaces of floors, walls and ceilings are sufficiently clean.
  • Clean carpets when necessary.
  • Empty wastebaskets and yellow/black bins daily ensuring that waste is disposed of safely in line with the requirements.
  • Clean all internal windows monthly.
  • Clean all bedrooms thoroughly once a week on a rota basis. Ensure that the communal areas are cleaned daily.
  • Ensure all sinks, en-suites, bathrooms and toilets are cleaned daily.
  • Chemicals must be stored in line with the COSHH requirements.
  • Re-stock paper products and dispensers.

Communication:

  • Maintain confidentiality at all times in relation to the relevant data protection legislation.
  • Develop and maintain a good rapport with Service Users, relatives and be polite and courteous to all visitors.
  • Ensure safe use of equipment and report any defects to the Person in Charge.
  • Report incidents involving Service Users, staff or visitors immediately to the Person in Charge.
  • Complete cleaning schedules as required.
  • To attend staff meetings as required.
  • Understand the importance of correct record management and own personal responsibilities in maintaining this through passwords, storage of documentation, and sharing information ( both paper based or on electronic systems).
  • Report breeches of records security to line manager or the Caldicott Guardian.

General:

  • To be aware of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and your own responsibilities under this Act.
  • To participate in training programs which may be required either by law or Company Policy.
  • To report for duty at the correct time in accordance with off duty rota. Endeavour to cover colleagues’ duties in times of sickness and holidays.
  • To report for duty in a clean, tidy uniform and following the dress code as set out in the Employee Handbook.
  • To abide by the Home’s Employee Handbook and Company Policies and Procedures.
  • To be flexible and adaptable in participating in other jobs which are necessary for the smooth running of the home and the safety of the Service Users.
  • To have an understanding of requirements detailed in Health and Social Care Act 2008 in line with standards set by the Regulators.
  • Support the Care Manager with the Home’s marketing plan
  • Promote, ensure and maintain the good reputation of the Care Home and the Company.
  • Ensure that the security of the Care Home is maintained at all times.
  • Comply with company policy and procedure in relation to infection control and prevention.
  • To work within the company's Information Governance policies in order maintain security of personal and sensitive data

Person Specification:

Professional

  • Have an understanding of the Health and Social Care Act 2008

Experience

  • Able to demonstrate an ability to manage pressure, prioritise tasks and communicate effectively at all levels
  • Genuine interest in working in a care environment.

General

  • Demonstrate care and compassion.
  • Team player.
  • Required to work in a physically and mentally demanding environment.

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