Housekeeping Assistant

Housekeeper/Laundry Assistant
£10.82 per hour plus benefits
Part Time - 24 Hours per week

A Top 20 Care Home Group 2023!

Leah Lodge is a luxury 48-bed dementia care home located in Blackheath, SE13. We are looking for a reliable and experienced housekeeping assistant to join the Housekeeping Team. This is a part-time role which includes some weekends on a rota basis.

You will ensure that our home is comfortable, clean and safe for our residents. Our Housekeepers play a key role in making sure this happens.

As a Housekeeping Assistant you will be part of a team carrying out general housekeeping duties in the home, including all the communal areas and residents bedrooms, whilst also promoting our resident's independence, choice and control at all times. This includes ensuring that the home, its furnishings, equipment and linen are clean and safe at all times, meeting our high standards of hygiene and cleanliness.

Main Responsibilities

  • To follow the infection control policy and procedures and the home cleaning schedule.
  • To empty all bins at least once per day, to clean bins after disposal of refuse and/or supply replacement liners as required.
  • To sluice and polish as required all communal areas, washable tiled areas ensuring always that the appropriate hazard signs are clearly displayed for the safety of residents, visitors and staff.
  • To vacuum, dust and tidy resident's rooms and articles with the resident's permission, addressing the resident in the agreed manner.
  • To complete any required cleaning logs as advised by the head of housekeeping.
  • Keep housekeeping trolley well stocked and stored in the appropriate place at all times.

Previous experience is preferred as is a knowledge of health and safety and COSHH.

Person Specification:

  • Physically and medically able to carry out duties and responsibilities with or without assistive aids.
  • Compassionate and caring nature.
  • Team player, self-motivated, proactive, flexible and adaptable.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Previous housekeeping experience in a residential care setting.

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