Housekeeper

Reference

OP_Gardenia_HouseKee

Job Type

Permanent

Category

Older People

Location

South East

Housekeeper
Service Name: Gardenia House
Location: Dartford, Kent
Salary: £8.72 ph
Hours: 21 hours per week

Gardenia House is a purpose-built 25-person care home in Dartford, Kent, close to local shops and community facilities. It provides a person-centred approach to care and residents are encouraged to live as independently as they are able.
Gardenia House has a warm and welcoming ‘home from home’ feel about it and enjoys good links within the local community through the local churches and disability groups.

We are looking for our Housekeeper to have:
•    Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of the post applied for 
•    Health & Safety regulations including COSHH
•    Basic literacy
•    Basic numeracy
•    Good spoken communication skills in order to relate well to service users and staff
•    Basic computer keyboard skills and the ability to use computers on a regular basis. Examples of the level required may include, the use of the internet, emails, and basic software packages to record and access information, including use of care management   systems.
•    Must be able to demonstrate an understanding and awareness of Equality & Diversity.
•    Ability to work flexibly, responding to the needs of the service, ensuring that the home has staff cover, 365 days of the year.
•    Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the importance of confidentiality.
•    Capability of working a position that requires manual handling tasks as a core requirement. 
 
In return for your hard work, we offer our Housekeeper:
•    All staff are entitled to 5.6 weeks (28.0 days pro rata for hours worked) annual leave per annum. This is inclusive of Bank Holidays.
•    Ambient Support operates a free employee benefits discount scheme. This gives discounts on many retailers on the high street and over the internet. We also offer a bike to work scheme and a childcare voucher discount scheme. 
•    Excellent career progression, extensive training and support will be provided. We also offer a wide range of qualifications including RQF (formerly NVQ/QCF) in Adult Social Care. There is opportunity to progress to more .
•    Thorough induction, e-learning, classroom training including manual handling, dementia awareness and shadow shifts with experienced members of the team.
•    To be a part of a company that believes all people are unique and they should be able to lead valued lives in their communities treated with dignity and respect, no matter their age, health condition or disability.