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Domestic Assistant

Job details
Posting date: 25 May 2024
Salary: £11.57 per hour
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 24 June 2024
Location: Falkirk, FK1 5RZ
Company: Maria Mallaband Care Group
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: VA008232

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Summary

About the Role

We are only able to accept applicants who have the right to work in the uk and live within a commutable distance to the location of the job role.

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.

Working with us will result in some fantastic benefits & rewards

  • Simply Health – company funded, providing cashback for prescriptions, optical and dental costs 24/7 virtual GP access plus more for you and up to 4 children*
  • Early Pay – Access to earned pay prior to payday
  • Benefits platform – discounts across multiple retailers, leisure providers, hospitality etc.
  • Pension Scheme with Nest
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Cycle to work scheme**
  • Recommend a friend – up to £750
  • Service recognition
  • Training support and development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Wellbeing support
  • Discounted gym membership

*Benefits require completion of a 12-week probationary period before they can be accessed.

**Benefit subject to deduction not taking colleague below National Living Wage

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.

*Apprenticeship opportunities available

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 social care environment.

General

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

Thorntree Mews

Situated in the centre of the historic town of Falkirk, Thorntree Mews is a 40 bedded care home which offers specialist nursing, residential and dementia care. The home can also provide long and short term respite stays as and when availability allows. The care manager has over 28 years of experience in the healthcare profession and has been the manager at Thorntree Mews for 13 years. The experienced care team at take care of the varied healthcare needs of residents, from specialist support to general assistance with everyday living, while respecting their need for an independent and dignified lifestyle. The home has retained some of the building’s original features including stained glass windows, high ceilings and grand fireplaces which adds to the impressive feel of the home. Owners Countrywide Care Homes have recently invested in updating and refurbishing the home’s facilities and modernising décor throughout. Facilities include spacious lounges and quiet rooms on each floor, an on-site hair salon and a conservatory overlooking the outdoor patio area. All areas are wheelchair accessible and en-suite bedrooms are available, along with a choice of bathroom and shower room facilities.

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